The 20-cent Rainbow 6 Gross Jackpot Pool will be guaranteed for $750,000 Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., where the popular multi-race wager has gone unsolved for nine racing days in a row following a mandatory payout on Pegasus World Cup Day.
The Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 7-12, featuring the $100,000 Ladies Turf Sprint in Race 8.
Christophe Clement-trained Miss J McKay will seek a second-straight stakes score at Gulfstream in the five-furlong turf sprint for fillies and mares. Miss J McKay is coming off an impressive score in the Dec. 31 Abundantia, in which the daughter of Hangover Kid surged from seventh at the top of the stretch to win going away by 1 ½ lengths. Miss J McKay is rated as the 8-5 favorite ahead of Miss Auramet, the Eddie Plesa Jr.-trained multiple-stakes winner who is rated second at 2-1. Jorge Abreu-trained Guardian Moon, who is 2-for-2 lifetime, is set to make her stakes debut while coming off a 10-month layoff.
The Ladies Turf Sprint will be followed by a well-stocked maiden special weight event for 3-year-olds in Race 9. Todd Pletcher-trained Charge It, who came up just short to finish second in his Jan. 8 debut following a protracted speed duel, is rated as the 6-5 morning-line favorite in the mile race that includes Chad Brown-trained Granlusso, a debuting son of Street Sense.
A pair of well-balanced optional claiming allowances follow in Races 10 and 11 before a 1 1/8-mile maiden special weight race for 3-year-olds on turf closes out the Rainbow 6 sequence. Foxtrot Whiskey and Leopardi, a pair of Todd Pletcher-trained sons of Curlin; Flatford Mill, a Clement-trained son of Union Rags; and Barrzley, a Graham Motion-trained son of Arrogate are scheduled to make their respective debuts.
The Rainbow 6 sequence will be kicked off by a 1 1/16-mile race on Tapeta that attracted a full field of $12,500 claimers.
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.
The $100,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint (G3), a five-furlong dash for older horses, has been carded as Race 5. Rusty Arnold-trained Gear Jockey, a multiple graded-stakes winner, is scheduled to make his first start since finishing sixth in the Nov. 6 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Del Mar.