Alexis Delgado Saddles First U.S. Winner Tyler Gaffalione Wins Three to Push 2017 Total over 200
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the ninth straight racing program Friday at Gulfstream Park, producing a $94,332.70 carryover jackpot for Saturday’s program.
Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $744.18.
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 sold, 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 popular multi-race wager was last solved July 27 for a $436,076.38 jackpot.
The Rainbow 6 will span Races 7-12, including the $50,000 Trinniberg Handicap in Race 10. Jose Noda-Fernandez’s Very Very Stella, who finished third in the seven-furlong Smile Sprint (G3) July 1, turns back to seven-eighths of a mile for the Trinniberg after a second-place finish in the mile Coast Is Clear last time out. Jesus Rios has the mount.
Richard the Great and French Quarter, who finished 1-2, respectively in a recent optional claiming allowance, are prominent contenders in the field of nine.
Alexis Delgado Saddles First U.S. Winner
Trainer Alexis Delgado saddled his first U.S. winner at Gulfstream Park Friday, visiting the winner’s circle with Surprising Twist ($12.20) following his 1 ½–length victory in the fifth race.
Delgado, who saddled more than 400 winners in Venezuela, ventured to the U.S. four months ago and credits trainer Jenna Antonucci with educating him about the ways of American racing.
Surprising Twist, who rallied from off the pace under Emisael Jaramillo, was the second U.S. starter for Delgado, whose first starter, King Angelus, finished second in Thursday’s seventh race.
“This is a dream come true,” the 35-year-old trainer said through an interpreter. “I was working with Jenna Antonucci and I thank her very much for all of her help.”
Delgado currently has a stable of three with expectations of picking up several more in the near future.
Tyler Gaffalione Wins Three to Push 2017 Total over 200
Fresh off a four-win day Thursday, Leading jockey Tyler Gaffalione racked up three more victories Friday at Gulfstream to run his 2017 win total to 202.
The 23-year-old rising star captured the last three races, scored aboard Love Flute ($6.60, Mama Joyce ($7), and Contraction ($5.80) in Races 7-9, respectively, to pad his nation-leading win total while running his Summer Meet total to 46 wins.
Second-ranked jockey Edgar Zayas rode Jack of Diamonds ($8.60) to victory in Race 3, giving him 999 career wins heading into Saturday’s program.