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Gulfstream Today 2.2.2013
The Lead: The 10-cent Rainbow 6 lives on!
The 10-cent Rainbow 6 carryover for Sunday will be $1,268,930.27. The Rainbow 6 is paid out when there is only one unique ticket will all six winners. Unlike the previous two days, there were no live tickets going into the last race of the day. Those holding tickets with six winners Saturday were paid $1,053.69.
Post time for Sunday's 11-race card is 12:45 p.m.
Big Day For Pletcher: In the span of a few hours Saturday afternoon, trainer Todd Pletcher won six races at three different tracks, including two with Kentucky Derby (G1) prospects with seemingly unlimited potential.
Lets Go Stable's Verrazano, saddled by Pletcher in Gulfstream's fifth race, ran away from his opponents by 16 1/4 lengths while covering a mile in 1:34.80. The 3-year-old undefeated son of More Than Ready has now won his only two starts by a combined 24 lengths. Less than two hours later, another promising Pletcher-trained 3-year-old, WinStar Farm LLC's Revolutionary, won the $200,000 Withers (G3) at Aqueduct despite a troubled trip. In between those wins, Old Tales, a Pletcher-trained 5-year-old mare making her first start in the U.S., won Tampa's $150,000 Endeavor (G3). Pletcher also won Gulfstream's eighth race with Glencrest Farm LLC's Doherty ($4.80).
Pletcher nearly won Gulfstream's $150,000 Hutcheson (G2) with Forty Tales but the 3-year-old's rally fell just short. Pletcher has won Gulfstream's training title an unprecedented nine consecutive years.
Quote of the Day: "He's going to win from Brooklyn to Staten Island." Track announcer Larry Collmus on Verrazano's 16 1/4-length victory in Saturday's fifth race.
Who's Hot: Jockey John Velazquez rode three winners Saturday, two for Pletcher in Verrazano and Doherty ($4.80) and Burn the Mortgage ($8.20) in the ninth. Jockey Joe Rocco Jr. also won two, winning aboard Coffee Clique ($18) in the first and winning the $150,000 Hutcheson with Honorable Dillon ($7.20).
Owner Frank Calabrese and trainer Kirk Ziadie had two winners in Crown Polis ($3) and Dreaming of Lucy ($12).
Rainbow 6 Carryover: $1,268,930.27.