Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at 200k
Oct 22, 2021
Three Stakes Highlight Saturday’s 10-Race Program
Helping Lisa D Makes Splash in Friday’s Feature
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– Saturday’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $200,000 at Gulfstream Park, where the popular multi-race wager went unsolved Friday for the sixth racing day following a $461,035.47 jackpot payoff Oct. 9.
The Rainbow 6 jackpot is 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 5-11, including the $60,000 Khozan Juvenile Filly Sprint in Race 8 and the $60,000 Miami Beach Handicap in Race 9.
Saffie Joseph Jr.-trained Harper Be Good has been installed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite in a field of seven Florida-bred 2-year-old fillies in the seven-furlong Khozan Juvenile Fillies Sprint. The daughter of Social Inclusion is coming off a second-place finish in the Our Dear Peggy Stakes, won by Diamond Wow, who went on to finish a close second in the Jessamine (G3) at Keeneland.
Owner/trainer Steve Budhoo’s Eye of a Jedi, who captured the Ghostzapper (G3) on this year’s Florida Derby (G1) undercard, is scheduled to concede between one and nine pounds to his seven rivals as the 124-pound highweight for the Miami Beach, a mile overnight handicap for 3-year-olds and up. Eye of a Jedi came off a five-month layoff to finish second in a Sept. 21 optional claiming allowance. Juan Carlos Avila-trained King Guillermo, who won the Tampa Bay Derby (G3) and finished second in the Arkansas Derby (G1) in 2020, returns from a 7 ½-month layoff for the Miami Beach.
The $60,000 Journeyman Stud Juvenile will kick off the Saturday stakes action in Race 3. Kelsey Danner-trained C My Meister, who followed up a maiden score at Gulfstream with a third-place finish in the $100,000 Kitten’s Joy at Colonial Downs, will move from turf to Tapeta in the mile-and-70-yard race for 2-year-old Florida-breds.
Helping Lisa D Makes Splash in Friday’s Gulfstream Feature
Owner/trainer Steve Dwoskin’s Helping Lisa D ($18.40) once again took to the sloppy going on Gulfstream’s sealed main track Friday to register a dominating 8 ¼-length victory in the Race 8 feature, a mile optional claiming allowance for fillies and mares.
The 6-year-old daughter of Flat Out rated off a hot early pace, cut the corner into the stretch and drew off under Samy Camacho to register her third victory in four starts over a wet track, including a 13-length victory the last time she ran over a sloppy track last year.
Friday’s feature had been billed as a showdown between graded-stakes winners Cookie Dough, who set the early pace before backing through the field, and Tonalist’s Shape, who made a strong middle move before flattening out to finish fourth. Neither was a threat to Helping Lisa D, who ran a mile in 1:36.15. Thissmytime finished second, 3 ¼ lengths ahead of Dwoskin-trained Starship Nala.
Saffie Joseph Jr.-trained Calibrator passed the Tapeta test with flying colors in Friday’s co-featured optional claiming allowance in Race 6. The 4-year-old son of Verrazano, who was coming off a troubled off-the-board finish in Saratoga Aug. 6, swept past 7-5 favorite Trophy Chaser entering the backstretch and was never threatened thereafter on his way to a three-length victory. Juan Carlos Avila-trained Trophy Chaser, who won the Challenger (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs in March, finished fourth while making his second start off a four-month layoff.