Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at 1.25 Million Dollars
Mar 5, 2021
Mandatory Rainbow 6 Payout Scheduled for Sunday’s Program
Hutcheson, Captiva Island, Any Limit Highlight Saturday’s Sequence
Irad Ortiz Jr. Keeps Rolling with Five More Winners
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $1.25 million Saturday at Gulfstream Park.
The popular multi-race wager went unsolved Friday for the ninth straight racing day since a lucky bettor broke the jackpot for $712,824.06 Feb. 22. Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $1,545.84 Friday.
A mandatory payout of the Rainbow 6 pool will be held Sunday at Gulfstream.
The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is usually 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 usually goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool. However, on mandatory-payout days, the entire pool is paid out to the bettor or bettors with the most winners in the six-race sequence.
Saturday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 7-12, highlighted by the $75,000 Hutcheson in Race 9, $75,000 Captiva Island in Race 10 and the $75,000 Any Limit in Race 11.
Wesley Ward-trained Roderick, a 3 ¾-length winner of his 2020 finale at Churchill, is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the Hutcheson, a six-furlong dash for 3-year-olds. Dale Romans-trained Ultimate Badger, who finished third in the seven-furlong Swale (G3) last time out, cuts back to the shortest distance his has raced since winning his five-furlong debut.
Eddie Plesa Jr.-trained Miss Auramet, a close second behind graded-stakes winner Lady’s Island in the Feb. 6 Ladies Turf Sprint at Gulfstream before winning a Tampa Bay Downs stakes, is rated as the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the Captiva Island. Ward-trained Karak, a stakes winner over Turfway’s synthetic track, is set to return from a 10-month layoff in the five-furlong turf sprint for older fillies and mares.
Chad Brown-trained Boston Post Road, a sharp debut winner Feb. 2, is rated as the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the Any Limit, a six-furlong sprint for 3-year-old fillies.
Irad Ortiz Jr. continued his riding dominance while winning five races Friday, teaming with trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. to sweep the early double with Flamingo Hawk ($8.60) in Race 1 and Passion Plus ($9) in Race 2 before scoring aboard Rocking the Boat ($7.40) in Race 4, Create a Story ($3) in Race 6 and Gatsby ($6.80) in Race 8.
Ortiz, who is the defending two-time Championship Meet titlist, has ridden a meeting-leading 115 winners thus far this season.