Trainer Joseph Goes 1-2-3 in 75k Mr. Steele
Jul 17, 2021
$500,000 Guaranteed Pool in Sunday’s Rainbow 6
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– Gulfstream Park’s leading trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. ruled Saturday’s $75,000 Mr. Steele, finishing first, second and third in the 1 1/16-mile turf event.
Sir David Seale’s Renaisance Frolic beat stablemate Max K.O. by a nose while Noble Indy, Joseph’s pacesetter, held the show.
Renaisance Frolic, a 6-year-old by Paynter ridden by Edgard Zayas, covered the firm course in 1:40.87.
While Noble Indy set an opening quarter in :23.59 and half in :48.32, Zayas rated Renaisance Frolic along the inside before moving four-wide around the final turn after Caribou Club took a narrow lead into the stretch. But Renaisance Frolic came flying outside of Max K.O. to get up in time. Caribou Club finished fourth and Vow Me Now, who lacked room entering the stretch, was fifth.
A winner of nine races, Renaisance Frolic, a stakes winner from 2017-2019, was making his second start since finishing second in March in the Appleton (G3). The gelding finished third May 31 to Chuck Willis, the 2-1 favorite in Sunday’s $175,000 Connaught Cup (G2) at Woodbine.
Renaisance Frolic returned $6.20.
Multiple Graded Winner Tonalist’s Shape Part of $500,000 Guaranteed Pool in Sunday’s Rainbow 6
Sunday’s guaranteed pool in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 will be $500,000. First race post is 12:50 p.m.
Multiple winning tickets Saturday with all six winners returned $14,088.94.
Sunday’s Rainbow 6 will begin with Race 5, a claiming event at a mile for 3-year-olds and up who have never won three races. The sequence includes three turf races and a second-level allowance with a purse of $53,000 at a mile on the main track. The race has drawn a field of six including Tonalist’s Shape, winner last year of the Davona Dale (G2) and Forward Gal (G3). The 4-year-old filly makes her second start off a seven-month layoff for Joseph.
The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is 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.