RUNNING UPDATE: The Pick Six is off and running at Gulfstream where the even money favorite, 4-In Perpetuity, comes home strong to take the first leg.
-The run of low priced winners finally comes to an end in the 2nd leg as a 9/1 shot 1-Sincerest scores at 5 furlongs on the turf.
-The third leg, a pretty ugly $25k Maiden Claimer, saw 2-Majestic Toy (4/1) upset 2/1 favorite 10-Double Delicious. The race saw a blanket finish of about five horses at the wire, a sign of the fact that nobody really wanted to win.
-Unlike the past few days, we're seeing a decent amount of non-favorites win during the Pick Six sequence, but I don't know if there's been enough big prices in order to produce a carryover after the fourth leg (8th race) is won by 1-Hoopla at 7/1. I'd be surprised if there aren't quite a few tickets still alive, although a big price in the last couple of legs could make it interesting.
-Right One (FR), making his first start in North America after running in France, closes well under Julien Leparoux on the outside to take the 9th race and 5th leg of the Pick Six. Favorite 5-Army Scout tires in the lane after chasing the runaway speed in the early stages of the race.
At 4/1 Right One is the fourth consecutive winner to pay more than $10.
-Favored 6-Perfect Cherokee takes the nightcap at Gulfstream Park keying off another carryover in the Rainbow Pick Six. Tomorrow's sequence will feature an $828,165 carryover.
6-of-6 today paid 1,672,67 for $0.10.
5-of-5 in the Pick 5 paid $2,677.70 for $0.50.
|5||4-In Perpetuity||$4.00||4-In Perpetuity||Even|
|7||2-Majestic Toy||$10.40||10-Double Delicious||2/1|
|9||8-Right One (FR)||$10.40||5-Army Scout||5/2|
|10||6-Perfect Cherokee||$5.20||6-Perfect Cherokee||8/5|
ORIGINAL POST: The Rainbow Pick Six at Gulfstream went unhit (again) this afternoon, keying a $789,100 carryover into Friday's card. Today's consolation paid $924.90 for five-of-six. As a comparison, the $0.50 Pick Five paid $2,325.55 for five-of-five and $17.40 for four-of-five.
Tomorrow's Rainbow Six will include the following races:
|Race||Post (ET)||Condition||Dist. / Surf.||Field Size|
|5||2:55||$62.5 OC/Allowance||8.0 / Dirt||6|
|6||3:25||$35k Claiming||5.0 / Turf||9 (+2 MTO)|
|7||3:55||$35k Maiden Claiming||5.5 / Dirt||10|
|8||4:25||$30k Claiming||5.0 / Turf||11 (+2 MTO)|
|9||4:55||$62.5 OC/Allowance||7.5 / Turf||10 (+1 MTO)|
|10||5:25||$20k Claiming||8.5 / Turf||12 (+4 AE)|
If you like turf races in your multi-race sequence (which I do), this is a Pick Six you can get behind as four of the six legs are on the lawn. Sadly, two of those races are of the springing variety, a distance that kills me year after year. The second of the two turf sprints features a field of 11....that should be fun to handicap.