The 20-cent Rainbow 6 Carryover continued to grow on Gulfstream Park’s New Year’s Day card Thursday. The carryover jacpot pool stands at $157,918.42 heading into Friday’s 10-race program.
The popular multi-race wager has gone unsolved for the eight racing programs since Dec. 19, when a New York bettor won a $242,469.46 jacpot with a ticket that cost only $12.80.
The Rainbow 6 generated an all-time Pick 6 payoff last May when a $6.6 million jacpot was paid out to a Palm Beach bettor.
The Rainbow 6 carryover jacpot is paid out only when there is a single 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 jacpot pool.
Thursday’s winning combination of 3-1-12-5-10-4 returned $7,025.54 to multiple ticketholders.
Lady Shipman Sails to Second Straight in Gulfstream Feature
Lady Shipman ($5.40) chased the pace into the stretch before drawing off to a 4 ¼-length victory in the featured ninth race, a $48,000 optional claiming allowance for 3-year-old fillies over five furlongs on turf.
The 3-year-old daughter of Midshipman ran the distance in 56.85 seconds over a firm course to easily prevail over second-place finisher Hangover Saturday. The Kentucky-bred filly debuted at Gulfstream Park West on Oct. 18, setting the pace before tiring to third in a 5 ½-furlong race on dirt. A move to turf on Nov. 15 at the Miami Gardens track resulted in a front-running 11 ¼-length graduation romp.
“She’s a pretty special filly. I wasn’t too concerned with the layoff. I was a little concerned about the start, but she classy enough to overcome that,” trainer Kathleen O’Connell said. “She showed me she can rate a little. She rated today and finished up well.”
Noting that Lady Shipman has trained well over Polytrack, O’Connell said the Kentucky-bred filly would likely return in an OBS Day of Champions stakes for 3-year-old fillies in Ocala on Jan. 27.
“I think she’s an all-terrain filly. I think she can run on anything. She worked well at OBS on Poly and she’s worked well on dirt, and of course, she’s run really well on turf,” O’Connell said. “Honestly, I think she’s an all-terrain filly.”
Who’s Hot: Jockey Luis Saez, who rode three winners on Wednesday, started off 2015 with two more trips to the winners circle aboard Quimet ($6.20) in the second and Pine Needles ($16.20) in the sixth. Three-time defending champion Javier Castellano doubled aboard Rhythm Queen ($7) in the fourth and Longhunter ($4.20) in the seventh.
Rainbow 6 Carryover: $157,918.42
Super Hi-5 Carryover: $6,745.52
Source: Gulfstream Park