Rainbow 6 Carryover Tops $5 Million
Fast Anna Sparkles in Career Debut
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Fast Anna made his highly anticipated debut in Saturday’s sixth race at Gulfstream Park and lived up to the rave reviews he had received from those who had clocked his strong series of workouts in preparation for the six-furlong maiden test.
The Kathy Ritvo-trained 3-year-old broke cleanly from the starting gate and sprinted to the lead soon after and never looked back under Michael Ritvo, the 10-pound apprentice jockey and son of the trainer. Bred and owned by Frank Calabrese, the strapping son of Medaglia d’Oro ran the first quarter of a mile in 21.81 seconds and a half-mile in 44.35 on his way to a final clocking of 1:09.92 for six furlongs.
Sent to post as the 8-5 favorite in a 10-horse field, Fast Anna finished 2 ¼ lengths clear of Montana Cowboy, who chased the winner throughout the race.
“I was just hoping he’d run back to his works in the afternoon,” Ritvo said. “He’s a good horse. I have to thank Mr. Calabrese for letting me train such a nice horse.”
Fast Anna is out of Dreaming of Anna, a Calabrese homebred who captured the 2006 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies and Eclipse Award.
“He’s a nice horse. He could be any kind of horse,” Calabrese said. “Kathy’s done a great job with him. She took her time with him.”
Who’s Hot: Jockey Gabriel Saez, who rode three winners on Friday, added two more Saturday, scoring back-to-back victories on Valid Concept ($22.40) in the fourth race and Big Gus ($8.80) in the fifth.
Rainbow 6 Carryover Tops $5 Million: Gulfstream's Rainbow 6 continued to grow Saturday when there were multiple winning tickets on the 20-cent wager. There was $572,514 bet into the Rainbow 6 Saturday, and those with six winners received $10,489.90.
Sunday's carryover will be $5,081,156.11
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