Rainbow 6 Carryover Tops $4.9 Million for Saturdayâ€™s Program Little Daddy Fires Bullet in Prep for Upcoming Stakes Debut
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL â€“ The 20-Cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved on Friday, the first racing day of Gulfstreamâ€™s Spring/Summer Meet, producing a carryover jackpot of $4,943,868.76 heading into Saturdayâ€™s program.
The Rainbow 6, which requires a bettor to hold the only ticket with the winners of the last six races in order to claim the jackpot, had created excitement throughout the Champions Meet as the carryover pool continued to grow since Jan. 10. The buzz created by the chance to win a life-changing payoff carried over to Friday, when $381,660 was wagered on the popular multi-race wager.
Multiple ticketholders with the 3-3-9-7-8-2 combination each cashed for $2,638.84 Friday. The Spring/Summer stakes schedule kicks off Saturday with the running of the $75,000 Hollywood Beach Stakes, a six-furlong dash for fillies and mares carded as the eighth race on a nine-race program.
Little Daddy Fires â€˜Bulletâ€™ in Prep for Upcoming Stakes Debut
Little Daddy, who has launched his career with a pair of late-closing victories during Gulfstreamâ€™s Champions Meet, breezed a sharp half-mile Friday morning, producing the fastest of 13 works recorded at the distance with his clocking of 46.12 seconds.
The Carlo Vaccarezza-trained colt is being pointed to the $75,000 Sir Bear Stakes, a mile race for 3-year-olds, at Gulfstream on May 3. The son of Scat Daddy closed from off the pace to prevail by 3 Â½ lengths in his debut on March 15 before making a last-to-first run to capture an allowance by 1 Â½ lengths on March 30.
Whoâ€™s Hot: Mr. Amore Stable, trainer Jason Servis and jockey Gabriel Saez teamed for a pair of victories, visiting the winnerâ€™s circle with Swiss Tart ($13) in the first and High Limit ($7.40) in the third. Saez made it back to the winnerâ€™s circle with Sawyer ($7.20) in the sixth.
Rainbow 6 Carryover: $4,943,868.76