July 4th Card Features 250k Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guarantee
Jul 3, 2020
Carry Back, Azalea Stakes Highlight Saturday’s 6-Race Sequence
Umphrey Turf Sprint Sunday, Salow Makes Winning Debut
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– Gulfstream Park will celebrate Saturday’s July 4th holiday with a $250,000 Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool guarantee on a 12-race program highlighted by the $75,000 Carry Back and the $75,000 Azalea.
First race post time is set for noon.
The Rainbow 6 went unsolved Friday for the second day following Tuesday’s mandatory payout. Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $11,255.28. .
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.
Saturday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 7-12, including the Azalea, a seven-furlong sprint for 3-year-old fillies, in Race 9 and the Carry Back, a seven-furlong event for 3-year-olds, in Race 11.
Boerne, rated at 6-5 in the morning line, looms as a popular ‘single’ with Rainbow 6 bettors. The Juan Carlos Avila-trained daughter of Fed Biz, finished second behind talented Up in Smoke in the June 8 Game Face at Gulfstream as the even-money favorite. Boerne has won her three previous starts by a combined 15 lengths.
Double Crown, who outfinished Grade 1 stakes-placed Green Light Go in the May 16 Roar Stakes last time out, tops a highly competitive edition of the Carry Back. The Kathy Ritvo-trained gelded son of Bourbon Courage will be joined by stablemate Ournationonparade and Hutcheson Stakes winner With Verve.
The Rainbow 6 sequence kicks off with 6 ½-furlong maiden special weight race for 3-year-olds and up in Race 7. Whisper Hill Farm’s Plum Funny, a 3-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor, is scheduled to make her career debut for trainer Ralph Nicks. Plum Funny is out of Plum Pretty, who won the 2011 Kentucky Oaks (G1). St. George Stable LLC’s Mascabroni, a 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun, also brings strong bloodlines into her debut. The Fausto Gutierrez-trained filly is out of So Much Love, who is out of Grade 1 stakes-winning Love Lock.
Orseno, Jaramillo Team Up for Two Wins
Trainer Joe Orseno had two winners Friday with jockey Emisael Jaramillo bringing both to the winner’s circle. Jaramillo rode Cash Call Kitten ($6) to victory in the fifth race and brought home Orseno’s 13-1 shot Dakota’s Dude ($29.60) in the seventh race…Zayat Stables LLC’s Salow, a 3-year-old chestnut colt who brought $390,000 as a yearling, made a winning debut in Friday’s 10th race for trained Wesley Ward and jockey Eduardo Nunez. The colt covered a firm mile turf course in 1:34.53..