Gulfstream Today 2.10.2013

Gulfstream Today 2.10.2013

02/10/2013

Lead: The Rainbow 6 lives on!

There were four live tickets going into the final race on Sunday's program; four tickets that would have rewarded the only winner with $2.45 million. But, once again, no one hit the 10-cent wager which means the Rainbow 6 will have a carryover when racing resumes Wednesday of $2,195.692.67.

Those who did have six of six winners Sunday received a consolation of $18,246.74.

Post time for Wednesday's program is 12:45 p.m.

Flashy Gray Returns A Winner: Making her first start since November at Churchill Downs, West Point Thoroughbreds and Tom Keithley’s 3-year-old Kentucky homebred filly Flashy Gray broke well out of the gate to lead the field of six to victory in a 7-furlong allowance event Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

Ridden by Joel Rosario, Flashy Gray was making her first start since an impressive 10 ¼ length maiden victory at Churchill Downs in November. The daughter of Flashy Bull began her career showing promise, beaten by a head in her maiden race at Keeneland in October.

“She looked like from her previous form she had some natural speed, which she did,” said Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott.“What I was most pleased about was when Joel took her back off the lead horse, she rated very kind, wasn’t rank, and was in a nice rhythm. The way the end of the race looked it seemed like she should go on. She had such a nice, easy comfortable stride going on the backside. She was a little itchy around the gate and wasn’t running off. Joel had to ask her a little, but every time he did, she gave more and finished when he asked her.

“I have to look at the schedule, the stake coming up next is a little too soon. It’s obvious Sweet Shirley Mae can run, but it looked like we had a little more natural speed early on than her, and of course this is a speed favoring track, so I thought it would play in our favor a bit.”

Flashy Gray paid $3 and was timed 7-furlongs on ‘fast’ dirt in 1:22.64. Sweet Shirley Mae, making her first start since finishing third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint, finished third 4 ¾ lengths behind Miss Patricia in the field of six fillies.

Who’s Hot: Jockey Joel Rosario had the natural hat trick on Sunday’s card winning three in a row to bring his total for the meet to 50, which moved him second in the standings just behind leading jockey Javier Castellano with 57 victories.

Rosario’s three wins included two for owners Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey - Let the Kitten Run ($5.40) in the third and Dark Cove ($6.60) in the fifth - and one aboard  Flashy Gray ($3).

Leading owners Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey had three winners, including Win for Kitten ($12.20) in the seventh.