Six-Figure Carryovers in Rainbow 6 Thursday

May 25, 2023

Preakness runner-up Blazing Sevens out for his pre-Preakness work at Pimlico (Jim McCue/MJC)

$360,855 Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Super High Five

David Joseph/Maryland Jockey Club

BALTIMORE— There will be six-figure carryovers in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and $1 Jackpot Super Hi-5 wagers when live racing returns to historic Pimlico Race Course Thursday.

Post time is 12:25 p.m.

The all-stakes Rainbow 6 anchored by the 148th Preakness Stakes (G1), Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, went unsolved during the last live race day May 20, resulting in a carryover of $360,855. Thursday’s sequence spans Races 3-8, beginning with a wide-open claiming event for 3-year-olds and up scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the grass.

Race 4 is a maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies sprinting 4 ½ furlongs that drew a field of nine including a pair of first-time starters from Preakness Meet-leading trainer Brittany Russell – Kellan, a daughter of Divining Rode, and the Connect filly Tina Tina Tina. The narrow 5-2 favorite is Buckin’ Great, second as the favorite in her May 5 debut at Laurel Park.

Uncle Ernie, exiting back-to-back seconds in stakes races for Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness winning trainer John Servis, is the 9-5 favorite in Race 5, a third-level optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds and up sprinting six furlongs. Among his foes are 2021 Fall Highweight (G3) winner Hopeful Treasure, multiple stakes winner Witty and eight-time career winner Borracho.

Race 7 is a second-level optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds and up scheduled to sprint five furlongs on the grass. Live Fire has raced four times on the turf with three wins, all coming at five-eighths. Doctor Jeff is the 5-2 program favorite, having run third last out as the favorite in a six-furlong turf dash May 4 at Aqueduct. Zyramid owns two straight victories including a win at the course and distance last fall.

The Rainbow 6 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, 60 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners while 40 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

The Jackpot Super High Five comes in Race 6, a six-furlong maiden claiming sprint for 3-year-olds. Ten were entered led by 3-1 morning-line favorite Pay Zone, who will break from the far outside and add blinkers following a fourth against older horses in a 6 ½-furlong maiden special weight April 15 at Gulfstream Park for trainer George Weaver.

Launched April 1 on opening day of Laurel Park’s spring meet, the Jackpot Super High Five takes place in Race 6 every live race day. In the Jackpot Super High 5, the jackpot is paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with each of the first five winners in exact order. On days when there is no unique ticket, 50 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with all five winners while 50 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

If there is no ticket will all five finishers in exact order, the entire pool will be carried over to the next day’s Jackpot Super High Five.

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