Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
The 20-cent Rainbow 6 gross jackpot pool will be guaranteed for $1.25 million Wednesday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., where the popular multi-race wager has gone unsolved for 15 racing days in a row following a mandatory payout on Jan. 30.
Wednesday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 3-8, highlighted by a five-furlong optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds on turf in Race 5. Wesley Ward-trained American Starlet, a daughter of Twirling Candy who is coming off an impressive debut victory over males at Gulfstream Jan. 7, is slated to take on nine colts and geldings.
Ward is also scheduled to saddle Just Say When, who is unraced since debuting with a victory at Keeneland in October. Rohan Crichton-trained Brit’s Candyman, who rolled to a dominating victory in his turf debut in his second career start, Jose D’Angelo-trained Classicstateofmind, who followed up a strong maiden victory in his turf debut with a solid second-place finish against winners, appear to be among the biggest threats to American Starlet.
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.
Who’s Hot: Hot Peppers won her third straight race in Sunday’s featured Race 10 at Gulfstream Park.
Purchased privately by Michael Dubb following a maiden score by 14 ½ lengths and an optional claiming allowance win by 5 ½ lengths against Florida-breds, Hot Peppers had to dig deep to prevail in Sunday’s six-furlong sprint for 3-year-old fillies in open company. The daughter of Khozan showed the way into the stretch before receiving a serious challenge from Mouffy. The Ron Spatz-trained filly responded to jockey Emisael Jaramillo’s urging during a stretch-long battle to claiming victory by a head while completing six furlongs in 1:09.75.
Hot Peppers finished second, beaten by a neck, in her debut on Tapeta before winning her last three starts.
Junior Alvarado doubled aboard Coop Tries Harder ($5) in Race 3 and Lucago ($3.80) in Race 9.