Starship Nterprise lights up the board in 75k Martha Washington

June 20, 2021

Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Guaranteed Pool $650,000

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Starship Stables and trainer Steve Dwoskin’s Starship Nterprise rallied from well off the early pace to score a 33-1 upset victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Martha Washington Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

The 3-year-old daughter of Honor Code, who defeated older $50,000 maidens to graduate in her ninth career start last time out, surged between horses in late stretch to win by a neck in the mile turf stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

“I’m very surprised,” said Dwoskin, who opted to run the Kentucky-bred filly in the stakes restricted to 3-year-olds than give her another chance with older fillies and mares. “It was better to go against 3-year-olds than against older horses.”

Starship Nterprise saved ground while settling off an early pace contested by Hana Lima and Karakatsie during fractions of 24.36 and 48.05 seconds for the first half mile. Karakatsie, the 9-5 favorite ridden by Edwin Gonzalez, moved to the lead entering the stretch with Charges Dropped looming as a danger along the rail. Starship Nterprise, who cut the corner in to the stretch kicked in with a powerful drive between horses to surge late to claim the victory under Miguel Vasquez.

Karakatsie, who finished second behind Con Lima in the May 1 Powder Break Stakes at Gulfstream, held off Charges Drop by a half-length to finish second.

Starship Nterprise ran mile over a firm turf course in 1:36.74 to notch her second straight victory.

Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Guaranteed Pool $650,000

Father’s Day at Gulfstream will include a 10-day race program and a guaranteed pool in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 of $650,000.

No one selected six winners Saturday. Consolation tickets with five winners returned $1,998.76. It was the 12th day the Rainbow 6 went unsolved.

Sunday’s Rainbow 6 begins with Race 5, a maiden claimer at seven furlongs, and ends with Race 10, a mile turf event for maiden claimers. A key race in the sequence will be Race 9 featuring Collaborate, a son of Into Mischief owned by Three Chimneys Farm and e Five Racing Thoroughbreds who finished fifth in the Curlin Florida Derby (G1) presented by Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms at Xalapa. After a short break Collaborate returned May 15 to finish third in the Roar Stakes behind stablemate Moonlite Strike.

The carryover jackpot is 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 goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.    

NOTES: Lawson Racing Stable’s I’m a G Six, making his first start since January and saddled for the first time by Aubrey Maragh, gamely won an allowance optional claiming event Saturday, returning $21. Graded winner Sole Volante finished last in the four-horse field. Morning-line favorite Trophy Chaser was scratched. A 5-year-old son of Alternation, I’m a G Six covered the mile in 1:34.95. It was Romero Ramsey Maragh’s second win of the afternoon.

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