Gulfstream Park West Mandatory Rainbow 6 Thoughts

November 23, 2019

On Sunday, November 24th, Gulfstream Park West will end their fall meet with a One Million Dollar mandatory payout 20 Cent Rainbow Pick 6 ( Races 4 thru 9). As a player, one should view it as a “low-risk, high reward” opportunity. I’m sure you are feeling it, as am I, and the mandatory payout pool will probably balloon with all the added action. 

It’s a fun Sunday to take a shot, and they move on to Gulfstream Park and the Championship meet beginning Friday, November 29th, highlighted by the mega-rich Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup on Saturday, January 25th, 2020. 

The lure of this card is not the quality of the races, but the significance of the prize. I have dug deep into these 6 races for you and will provide my best 4 options in a precise order for each race. By default, I would use my top two selections for each race and in some go three or all 4 deep.  Keep your ticket within your budget, but if you have $150.00 to invest, perhaps it’s worthy of a shot.  As a reminder, you can hedge your Rainbow Pick 6 bet by playing my exacta or box my top three in your exactas and or trifectas.  It all depends on how much you want to dance.  It’s not an easy task with these types of horses, because I do not have the Grade 1 film and pedigree study to work with.

Here’s my best for each race, offering a quick thought or bullet point. 

Race # 4- $6,250  Filly claimers going 1 mile,

# 2 Lailoni….This filly drops to a career-low, and has run faster than all of these, she’ll be tough to beat, taking blinkers off and is suitable at the distance, expect solid backing at the windows. 

# 1 Hill Valley...Draws the rail where I feel she’s more comfortable, she’s raced with and beaten better in 2018, she has raced well over this surface. # 4 Infinite Sky...she’s consistent and reliable, now 5 for 5 in the money at the distance, a contender for sure racing for a solid barn.# 3 Vicky Apple...Her last over this track was absolutely smashing, running her best number ever, don’t ignore. 

Race # 5-  maiden claimers fillies for $20,000 going 5 Furlongs on the Turf 

#9 Milkah…This filly looms to be a big favorite, so she’s a must use, perhaps as a single for those with a limited budget.  She is dropping back in distance and has solid speed to potentially seize control of this field at a short price. Drops to career-low tag. 

# 8 Golden Note…. some nice tries and she had trouble in her last  Expecting her to be tactical and press the pace here too. # 5 Snow …. She raced too wide in her last, she will appreciate this better post,  I’m also expecting her to show some tactical speed, should make the exacta or triple.# 2 Tolly Club....Gets blinkers and Lasix trying the weeds for the first time 

Race # 6-  $ 6,250 Claimers going One Mile 

# 5 Cabre...Three-year-old colt facing older horses, but he appears to be faster than this group and could be hard to down. 

# 9 Guerreron… he broke poorly in his last, but comes from a good barn and should get an aggressive ride from Jose Batista.# 3 Deal With It Dude...,,,Drops for this for Ralph Nicks  & has a very confident rider on him, a contender for sure to hit the board.# 2 Slammin Mike... He’s raced well at times and fits with this level. 

Race # 7-  $10,000 Claimers going 7 and 1/2 Furlongs on the Turf

# 10 Another Softball.... Switches to Torres, can break well from outside and be in a solid position to carry speed into the stretch, he stretches out here, I’ll give him the edge in this very competitive field.

# 6 Southern Sea....This guy is a consistent check earner who is 12 for 22 during his career on the weeds. must be considered as he’s capable with his best effort.#  1 Lookin Savvy... this gelding has won at this distance twice and has beaten this kind before, he needs a smart ride off the rail position but can close powerfully if he gets a nice trip. # 8 Eric The Salesman…he likes the weeds and switches to Paco Lopez, he should also show some early foot, I’m just not sure if this is his best distance to be used in deeper gimmicks. # 4 Lawyer Drill..…according to equibase He’s 0 for 5 on the turf, but he’s shown some promise and looms to be a long-shot play for deeper wages. 

Race # 8-   $16,000 Claimers, $21,000 purse.  Fillies going 7 Furlongs. 

# 2 Durlyn….This filly was a big money burner losing her last two as the 4:5 favorite, Blinkers off for this race and now a solid barn switches to Paco Lopez, likely makes amends.

.# 3 Noncents....solid filly who is 10 for 15 in the money and has a nose for the wire, best contender. # 4 Valley Girl...Solid Connections with Christian Torres for Ralph Nicks, she’s dropping for a score here, expect her to be closing hard late.# 9 Bargainaire...Her last was simply fabulous and she likes this oval, don’t ignore.

Race # 9-  Claimers for $10,000  Fillies going 7 & 1/2 Furlongs on the Turf.  

# 7 Tailadois….She’s been running evenly and disappointed in her last few, feeling she may be sitting on a big effort. Christian Torres up for Terri Pompay

 # 3 Princess Gaby... She’s shown some nice turf early foot, and she’s capable of taking it longer today, she may fill the exacta or triple at a decent price  # 10 Sweepeno.... She’s shown some promise at this distance, she’s capable of strong close to hitting the board here.  # 1 Passing Moments.... Draws the rail where she has shown comfort in her career, fits with these fillies if she fires her best. 

Well there you have it, I’m hoping I have provided a guide for you to put together your very best Rainbow Pick 6 Ticket.& Don’t forget to use my selections in your late pick 5 and pick 4 which are both mandatory payouts.

All the best to you


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