Delta Prince Makes Auspicious Turf Debut on Monday’s Program Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Grows to $260,541 for Wednesday
The 3-year-old son of Street Cry, who is out of multiple Grade 1 stakes winner Delta Princess, had run twice on dirt previously, finishing third and second, respectively, after being bumped at the start of both races.
“There’s some turf in his pedigree,” said Michael Doyle, Stronach Stables’ racing manager. “It looks like it’s just a little bit easier for him. He just seems to move well on it. He was going very well. He showed a nice turn of foot on it.”
Delta Prince ($9.20) broke alertly from the starting gate under Antonio Gallardo to press the pace while racing comfortably in hand. After closely attending pacesetter Mutazen into the stretch run of the mile turf race, the Jimmy Jerkens-trained colt drew away to a convincing triumph in 1:35.01 on a firm course. Notion Secret closed to finish second, a neck ahead of Mutazen.
Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Grows to $260,541 for Wednesday
The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot swelled to $260,541.70 for Wednesday’s program at Gulfstream Park when the popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 12th consecutive racing day Monday.
Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $33,001.06.
Rainbow 6 wagering commenced Monday with a jackpot carryover of $218,111.75. A total of $176,816 was wagered on the innovative wager Monday.
A Rainbow 6 mandatory payout has been scheduled for the New Year’s Eve card on Saturday, Dec. 31, when there will also the pools for the Late Pick 5 and Super Hi-5 will be paid out.
The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is paid out only 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.
However, on days when a mandatory payout is scheduled, the entire pool is shared by those holding tickets with the most winners.
There will also be a $4,466.77 Super Hi-5 carryover slated for Wednesday’s first race.
Who’s Hot: Rajiv Maragh is making the most of his ‘working vacation’ at Gulfstream Park during Aqueduct’s holiday break, riding a pair of winners on Monday’s card: Cold Blood ($21.60) in the first and Bareeqa ($18.80) in the fifth.
Antonio Gallardo, Luis Saez and Jose Lezcano also doubled. In addition to riding Delta Prince to victory in the eighth, Gallardo won with R Way to Escape ($7) in the 11th. Saez scored aboard Gracious Plenty ($6) in the second and Mitos Y Leyendas ($6.20) in the fourth; Lezcano visited the winner’s circle following victories by Adonis Creed ($5.80) in the seventh and Ballagh Rocks ($6.20) in the ninth.