Mandatory Rainbow 6 Payout Yields $41,039 Payoffs

November 20, 2021

GP Mile (G2) Winner Fearless Returns to Action Sunday

Graded-Stakes Winner Queen Nekia Favor in Opa-Locka                

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – A mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool yielded multiple payoffs of $41,039.94 Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

The popular multi-race wager had gone unsolved for 21 racing days in a row following a $461,035.47 jackpot payoff Oct. 9 at Gulfstream Park.

There was one ticket eligible to take down the whole pool heading into the final race of the six-race sequence (Races 5-10) with No. 5 Spinning Kitten, who finished off the board.

The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is usually only 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 usually goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool. However, on mandatory-payout days, the entire pool is paid out to the bettor or bettors with the most winners in the six-race sequence.

A jackpot pool of $450,473.78 was carried over to Saturday’s program. Betting on the six-race sequence reached $2,048,201 Saturday.

The Rainbow 6 will start anew Sunday, the closing day of the inaugural Fall Meet, with a $75,000 jackpot pool guarantee. Sunday’s first-race post time is sent for Noon.

Sunday’s program will be co-headlined by a pair of $60,000 overnight handicaps at a mile – the Miami Gardens for 3-year-olds and up in Race 3 and the Opa-Locka for fillies and mares in Race 10.

Todd Pletcher-trained Fearless, who captured the Gulfstream Park Mile (G2) last winter, is scheduled to come off a six-month layoff in the Miami Gardens. Rated as the 1-2 favorite in the morning line, the Repole Stable’s 5-year-old son of Ghostzapper followed up his Gulfstream Park Mile score with a close second in the Oaklawn Handicap (G2) and a third in the Pimlico Special (G3) before going to the sidelines. Paco Lopez has the call.

Steve Budhoo-trained Eye of a Jedi, who captured the Ghostzapper (G3) during the Championship Meet, and Saffie Joseph Jr.-trained Girolamo’s Attack, who captured the Oct. 27 Miami Beach Handicap, will challenge Fearless.

Joseph Jr.-trained Queen Nekia, also a graded-stakes winner during the Championship Meet, is scheduled to return from a three-month layoff in the Opa-Locka. The 6-year-old daughter of Harlington, who captured the Royal Delta (G3) at Gulfstream, went on to finish fourth in the Ogden Phipps (G1) at Saratoga and third in the Delaware Handicap (G2).

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