Mandatory Rainbow 6 Payout Set for Saturday’s Gulfstream Card
May 7, 2021
Carryover More Than $400,000
Video: Nicoletti, Mailloux Handicap 20-Cent Rainbow
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– A mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 pool is set for Saturday at Gulfstream Park.
The popular multi-race wager went unsolved Friday for the 10th racing day since an April 17 mandatory payout, producing a carryover pool of $419,268.47 heading into Saturday’s mandatory payout.
Ron Nicoletti & Ashley Mailloux sit down and handicap Saturday’s mandatory Rainbow 6, a sequence with full fields and the English Channel Stakes.
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The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool. However, on mandatory payout days, the entire Rainbow 6 pool is disbursed to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners.
The Rainbow 6 sequence will be kicked off by a six-furlong maiden special weight event for 3-year-olds and up in Race 7. Todd Pletcher-trained Splashtown, a 3-year-old son of Speightstown, and Kent Sweezey-trained Prowler, a sophomore son of Quality Road, are among three first-time starters in a field of 11. Mauricio Fuentes-trained Maddy’s Dream, who finished second in his April 17 debut despite an awkward start, is like to receive a lot of attention from bettors.
Race 8, a mile race for $6250 claimers at a mile, will quickly be identified as a ‘spread’ race by many Rainbow 6 players.
Setting the Mood, who is scheduled to make his first start for leading trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. after being claimed for $20,000 out of a third-place finish, has been installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite in Race 9, a mile turf race for $20,000 claiming fillies and mares that have not won two races lifetime. The former Todd Pletcher-trained 4-year-old filly, who finished fourth in the 2020 Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1), will clash with nine other well-matched fillies and mares.
Race 10, a six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares that haven’t won two races lifetime, is likely to become another popular ‘spread’ race.
The English Channel, a 1 1/16-mile turf stakes for 3-year-olds, should also provide a strong challenge to handicappers in Race 11. Trainer Carlos David’s highly regarded duo of Fulmini and Hot Blooded drew the two far outside posts, just inside Yes This Time, the 3-1 morning-line favorite in a field of 10, not including two main-track-only entrants.
A full field of $12,500 claimers will contest Race 12, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for 3-year-olds and up. Joseph-trained Keep Quiet, who is coming off a victory in $16,000 claiming company, is the 3-1 morning-line favorite.
There will also be a Super Hi-5 carryover going into the first race of $3,766.40.