Inthewinnerscircle Edges Stablemate in Cellars Shiraz

November 6, 2021

Chantal Sutherland Notches 8th winner on Last 3 Programs
Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at $400,000 

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Live Oak Plantation’s Inthewinnerscircle ($13.40) edged stablemate Mademoiselle Nova with a well-timed late rally to capture Friday’s $65,000 Cellars Shiraz at Gulfstream Park.

The Mark Casse-trained daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, a stakes winner on turf last year at Gulfstream Park West, won her first stakes on Tapeta in her all-weather debut in the mile-and-70-yard stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

Casse-trained Mademoiselle Nova, who pressed the pace set by Can’t Buy Love into the stretch, appeared to be on her way to victory before Inthewinnerscircle got the better of her late following a perfectly executed ride by Cristian Torres. The homebred Inthewinnerscircle, who trailed the field while saving ground, was angled off the rail at the top of the stretch, where she launched a three-wide drive to victory.

“We thought Mademoiselle Nova would be close, but probably not that close. She was sitting second the whole way. Inthewinnerscircle, she can be a little tardy coming from the gate. She had a bit of a slow start and we saw her at the back of the pack, but we know that she has such a great kick it can make up for it,” said Casse’s South Florida assistant Nick Tomlinson. “I honestly didn’t see Cristian until about the eighth pole after he swung her out and got her going. A great ride by him, and I’m very happy for the connections.”

Inthewinnerscircle, who ran a mile and 70 yards in 1:42.17, edged runner-up Mademoiselle Nova by a neck. Tik Tok Famous finished another neck back in third. 

Chantal Sutherland Notches 8 Winners on Last 3 Programs

Chantal Sutherland rode three winners on Friday’s program at Gulfstream, giving her eight trips to the Gulfstream Park winner’s circle on the last three programs at Gulfstream Park.

The 46-year-old veteran rider, who has become a fan favorite since returning to Gulfstream last spring, scored aboard Cidstayinurlaine ($7.20) in Race 1, My Destiny ($9.60) in Race 6 and Crumb Bun ($6.20) in Race 8.

The multiple Grade 1 stakes-winning jockey, who has ridden nearly 1150 winners during her career, currently is tied for third in the jockey standings for Gulfstream’s fall meet with 18 winners while scoring at a 19-percent rate.

Sutherland, who had a four-win day Nov. 24, rode three winners Sunday and added two more victories Thursday.

Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at $400,000 

Friday’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $400,000 at Gulfstream Park, where the popular multi-race wager went unsolved Friday for the 14th racing day following a $461,035.47 jackpot payoff Oct. 9.

In addition to an 11-race live program, simulcast wagering on Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup card from Del Mar will be available. First-race post time at Gulfstream is set for 12:30 p.m.

Saturday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 6-11, headlined by the $65,000 Showing Up, a mile-and-70-yard stakes on Tapeta for 3-year-olds. Juan Carlos Avila-trained King of Dreams, a rallying victory in the 5 ½-furlong Oakland Park Handicap on Tapeta last time out, is rated as the 7-2 morning-line favorite. Michael Trombetta-trained Arzak, a stakes winner over Presque Isle Downs’ all-weather surface two starts back, and Jeff Engler-trained Fighting Force, a stakes winner on turf who won his debut on Tapeta two starts back, also figure prominently.

The Rainbow 6 jackpot is paid out 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.

David Joseph/Gulfstream Park
Photo: Inthewinnerscircle (Lauren King)

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