Rainbow 6 Returns $1,020, Guaranteed Pool for Sunday $100,000
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Edge Racing’s Yes This Time won for the fourth consecutive time at Gulfstream Park Saturday, sweeping to an off-the-pace victory in the $75,000 English Channel.
The 3-year-old son of Not This Time, the 9-5 favorite in a field of 10 3-year-olds, ran 1 1/16 miles over a firm turf course in 1:41.52 to prevail in his stakes debut that followed three-straight optional claiming allowance victories.
Yes This Time settled at the back of the pack, rating kindly for Edwin Gonzalez as King of Dreams set the pace while stalked by Fulmini and Raison d’Air past fractions of 24.12 and 48.10 seconds for the first half mile. A patient Gonzalez asked Yes This Time for his run leaving the backstretch and the chestnut colt responded by sweeping four wide into contention on the turn into the homestretch. King of Dreams, ridden by Emisael Jaramillo, continued to show the way into the stretch but was unable to hold off Yes This Time by three-quarters of a length. Kartano, who was always forwardly placed under Paco Lopez, finished third, another length back.
Yes This Time broke his maiden for a $30,000 claiming tag while making his turf debut in his second career start at Fair Grounds before joining Kelly Breen’s Palm Meadows-based stable. After finishing fourth in his first start for Breen Jan. 21, he went on to win his next three races while showing the versatility to win from off the pace or on the front end.
Rainbow 6 Returns $, $100,000 Guaranteed Pool for Sunday
Gulfstream’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 had a mandatory payout Saturday of $1,020.72.
There was a carryover of $419,268.47. There was $2,675,862 of new money bet Saturday.
The Rainbow 6 begins anew Sunday with a guaranteed pool of $100,000. First race post is 12:50 p.m. and the Rainbow 6 will begin with the sixth race, a maiden special weight event at a mile for fillies and mares. The 9-5 favorite is Perfect Grace.
There will also be a Super Hi-5 carryover of $16,664.64 going into Sunday’s first race.
Gulfstream Park Press Release
Photo: Yes This Time, (Coglianese)