Saturday's Rainbow 6 Guaranteed Pool $300,000

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The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved on Friday, creating a $300,000 guaranteed carryover pool for Saturday’s spectacular 12-race card at Gulfstream Park.

There was no unique winner of the popular multi-race wager for the sixth consecutive racing day since it was last hit for $133,874.46 on a $4 ticket. The largest payout this year was $317,161.44 on January 3 with a ticket costing $33.60.

Last May, the Rainbow 6 produced the largest payout in Pick 6 history of $6.67 million to a single bettor. 

Friday’s 3-2-2-9-9-11 combination returned $33,212.04 for multiple ticketholders. 

The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is paid out only when there is a single 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.

Saturday’s Rainbow 6 will cover races 7-12 and includes the $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth (G2), $200,000 Davona Dale (G2), $200,000 Mac Diarmida (G2), $150,000 Canadian Turf (G3) and $75,000 Ladies Turf Sprint.  

Also on Saturday, the 50-cent Late Pick 4 covering races 9-12 will offer a guaranteed pool of $300,000 while the 50-cent Pick 5 covering races 8-12 will have a guaranteed pool of $150,000.

        $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth (G2) Anchors Eight-Stakes Card  

The 73rd running of the $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth (G2) will go off as race 11, the last of eight stakes, seven of them graded, on Saturday’s program. 

Ralph Evans’ Upstart, coming off a runaway victory in the $400,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull (G2) on January 24 at Gulfstream, is the 8-5 program favorite for the 1 1/16-mile Fountain of Youth. 

Saturday’s card also includes the seasonal debut of Main Sequence, the 2014 champion older male, champion turf male and runner-up for Horse of the Year, in the $200,000 Mac Diarmida (G2); the $200,000 Davona Dale (G2) for 3-year-old fillies going one mile; the $150,000 Very One on turf and $100,000 Rampart on dirt for older females; the $150,000 Canadian Turf (G3), $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3) and $75,000 Ladies Turf Sprint.

                        Fond of Sarah Pulls 14-1 Upset 

Last of six in her Gulfstream Park debut last month, Fond of Sarah returned a winner in Friday’s featured ninth race, a $38,000 optional claiming allowance for Florida-bred 3-year-old fillies. 

Owned and trained by Charles Assimakopoulos and saddled by his son and assistant, John, the bay daughter of With Distinction overcame a bobbled start to lead from start to finish and win by 2 ¾ lengths. 

Third-longest shot in a field of eight at 14-1, Fond of Sarah ($31.60) ran six furlongs in 1:11.22 over a fast main track. Little Miss Julia, the 2-1 favorite, was second, nine lengths ahead of Like a Charm in third.  

Fond of Sarah won her debut at Suffolk Downs by 7 ½ lengths last September before closing her juvenile campaign finishing off the board in the Sandpiper Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. 

Who’s Hot: Jockey Miguel Vasquez posted a riding double aboard Pass Key ($5.60) in the first race and Trinni Heart ($9.80) in the third. Meet-leading rider Javier Castellano also won twice, with Honor the Kitten ($4) in the seventh and Neoclassic ($9.60) in the 11th. Trainer Mike Maker saddled a pair of winners in Honor the Kitten and One Step Salsa ($25.40) in the eighth. 

Rainbow 6 Carryover: $300,000 GTD

Pick 5 Carryover: $150,000 GTD

Source: Gulfstream Park


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