The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $700,000 Saturday at Gulfstream Park.
The popular multi-race wager went unsolved Friday for a fourth straight racing day after last Saturday’s mandatory payout. Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $140.90 Friday.
The jackpot pool is paid out only 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.
The Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 7-12, including the Grade 3, $100,000 Royal Delta in Race 11.
Eres Tu, a 5-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon who is undefeated since returning from an 18-month layoff and joining trainer Arnaud Delacour’s stable, will seek her second straight graded-stakes triumph in the 1 1/16-mile stakes for older fillies and mares that will headline Saturday’s 12-race program.
An optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds on turf will kick off the Rainbow 6 in Race 7. Zippy Baby, who finished a troubled second in the same condition, will make his first start for trainer Kelly Breen after being claimed for $50,000. Honorable and Richiesgotgame, both of whom experienced bumping in the same race, will clash with Zippy Baby again.
A 1 1/8-mile maiden special weight race for 3-year-olds follows in Race 8, Todd Pletcher-trained Ghazaaly, a $1.05 million yearling purchase by Shadwell Stable, will stretch out after closing well to finish a well-beaten third to highly regarded Prevalence in his seven-furlong debut Jan. 23. Kenny McPeek-trained Swingman, who finished third at shorter distances in his two starts last year, is set for his 2021 debut. A full field of $20,000 non-winners-of-two claimers has been assembled for Race 9 at a mile on turf.
Shug McGaughey-trained Dreams of Tomorrow, who broke his maiden at Aqueduct in December, is set to make his 2021 debut in Race 10, a mile optional claiming allowance for older horses on turf. Ian Wilkes-trained Tulfarris, a multiple stakes-placed son of Zoffany in Europe, is slated to make his U.S. debut in the race.
A full field of $12,500 non-winners-of three claimers will run 1 1/16 miles on turf in Race 12.