HALLANDALE BEACH, FL– The popular 20-cent Rainbow 6 wager will have a carryover of $760,872.18 when live racing resumes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.
The Rainbow 6 carryover grew for the 25thconsecutive racing day after there was no single winning ticket on the multi-race wager Friday. The jackpot has not been paid out since a single bettor cashed for $30,670.26 on Jan. 10.
Angel Rodriguez-trained long shot Blackstone (30-1) was the only horse that could have taken down the jackpot, but the Florida-bred filly finished off the board in the 10th race finale.
The winning 3-8-6-4-8-2 sequence was worth $36,171.30 for bettors who correctly selected the winners of the final six races.
In addition to the Rainbow 6, there will be a carryover of $113,302.59 for the 50-cent Pick 5 on Saturday’s final five races. There is also a guaranteed $200,000 pool for late 50-cent Pick 4 on races 8-11.
Post time is 12:40 p.m. for Saturday’s 11-race card, which includes a pair of graded turf stakes: the $100,000 Very One (G3) for older females, and the $200,000 Mac Diarmida.
Mass Invasion Lights Up Toteboard
A 5-year-old Mass Media mare making her 19th career start, Mass Invasion circled the field to catch Salamera in deep stretch and win the eighth race, a seven-furlong optional claiming allowance.
Sent off at 45-1, Mass Invasion returned $93.40, $24.80 and $12 as the longest shot in the field of six older females. Under jockey Elvis Trujillo, Mass Invasion hit the wire in 1:23.31 on a fast main track.
Grade 3-placed Calistoga, the 2-5 favorite making her first start in nine months for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, helped set a quick early pace of 22.11 seconds for a quarter-mile and 44.30 for the half before fading to fifth, beaten 8 ¾ lengths.
“I thought she had a shot, maybe not to win, but they say every horse has four legs,” winning trainer Luis Carvajal, Jr. “She wasn’t 100 percent last time. She needed the race and she had bad luck, too. She was stopped at the gate. Today we came with more confidence. The only horse I thought maybe we couldn’t beat was Billy Mott’s horse. I was hoping they’d go really fast on the lead so that she could come on. It set up good. We have a good team at the barn. We don’t actually bet, but I’m happy that the horse won.”
Who’s Hot:Jockey Elvis Trujillo bagged three winners on Friday, with Angel’s Girl ($7.20) in the second race, Mass Invasion in the eighth and Who’s Mary’s Daddy ($5.80) in the 10th. Meet-leading rider Javier Castellano added to his total with victories in the fourth with Bernie the Maestro ($5.40) and fifth with Longhunter ($3), and Paco Lopez was a winner on Optionality ($4) in the first and Ifimlyinimdyin ($22.40) in the sixth.
Bernie the Maestro and Longhunter are both trained by Mike Maker and owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey. Rainbow 6 Carryover: $760,872.18
Pick 5 Carryover: $113,302.59