Gunnevera Fires Another Bullet in Gulfstream Park West Work Vasquez Rides Four Consecutive Winners
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the 14h straight racing day at Gulfstream Park Saturday, leaving a $321,979.03 carryover jackpot for Sunday’s 11-race program (First-race post is set for 1:15 p.m.).
Multiple tickets with six winners were each worth $9,671.34.
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.
Sunday’s Rainbow 6 will span Races 6-11, including the Coast is Clear Handicap slated for Race 10. Tommy Roberts’ Conquest Big E is slated to concede between one and six pounds to his rivals in an evenly matched field of six over a one-turn mile. The Donna Green-trained gelding, who most recently captured an optional claiming allowance by 8 ½ lengths, has been installed as the 5-2 favorite. Mylute, Savoy Stomp, Piloting, Very Very Stella and Hy Kodiak Warrior are also entered.
Gunnevera Fires Another Bullet in Gulfstream Park West Work
Peacock Racing Stables’ Gunnevera turned in his fourth consecutive bullet workout at Gulfstream Park West Saturday while breezing five furlongs in a sharp 58.80 seconds under Edgard Zayas. Unraced since finishing fifth in the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico May 20, the Antonio Sano-trained 3-year-old colt was credited with the fastest of 12 workouts recorded at the five-furlong distance, more than two seconds quicker than the second fastest breeze.
“He went really good. He’s getting better and better with every work,” Zayas said. “He’s been training great. We wanted to give him a good work and he gave it to us and he galloped out really strong.”
Gunnevera, who captured the Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream, is scheduled to make a start at Gulfstream in preparation for the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes (G1). The son of Dialed In ventured to Saratoga last year to win the Saratoga Special (G2) after breaking his maiden at Gulfstream Park.
At Gulfstream Saturday morning, Curlin’s Approval returned to the worktab for the first time since capturing the Princess Rooney (G2) at Gulfstream July 1. The 4-year-old daughter of Curlin, who is owned by breeder Happy Alter and Bridlewood Farm, breezed a half-mile in 47.23 seconds, the sixth fastest move of 70 recorded at the distance.
Vasquez Rides Four Consecutive Winners
Jockey Miguel Vasquez rode four winners in a row at Gulfstream Park Saturday while sweeping the early Pick 4 with aboard Just Watch ($4.80), Annie’s Big Boy ($8.60), Starla ($6.80), and Forest Gator ($5.80) in Races 2-5, respectively.