Saturday, August 19, 2023
HALLANDALE BEACH - A mandatory payout of the Rainbow 6 gross jackpot pool yielded multiple $11,351 payoffs today at Gulfstream Park, after the popular multi-race wager had gone unsolved for 20 consecutive programs.
There was a Rainbow 6 jackpot pool carryover of $338,577 heading into the wagering on the six-race sequence that spanned Races 5-10. A total of $1,804,569 was wagered into the Rainbow 6 pool.
War Cross (4) kicked off the sequence with an 18-1 upset victory in Race 5, followed by an impressive debut romp for juvenile Secret Chat (1) at 7-2 in Race 6. Flag Woman (7) pull off a mild upset over even-money favorite Trust Me at 5-2 in Race 7. Volcanic (3) became the first favorite to succeed in the Rainbow 6 sequence in Race 8, scoring at 9-5. The Sheer Drama Stakes went to even-money favorite R Adios Jersey (3) in the Race 9 feature. Macassa (1) closed out the sequence while scoring at 9-1 in Race 10.
The Rainbow 6 will start anew Sunday, when the sequence will span Races 4-9, featuring a mile optional claiming allowance for fillies and mares on Tapeta in Race 8. Eddie Plesa Jr.-trained Time Passage, who came up less than a length short of victory after being caught up in traffic last time out, is rated as the 9-5 morning-line favorite in a well-balanced field of nine.
R Adios Jersey Returns to Winning Form
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Multiple stakes-winner R Adios Jersey returned to winning form while scoring a dominant front-running victory in the $65,000 Sheer Drama.
In addition to her winner’s share of the base purse, the 5-year-old daughter of Adios Charlie earned a $25,000 win-only bonus offered to a Florida Sires Stakes-eligible winner of the seven-furlong stakes for Florida-bred fillies and mares.
Winless in four starts since capturing a seven-furlong Florida-bred stakes at Tampa Bay Downs in December, the Georgina Baxter-trained R Adios Jersey looked like a winner from the start of the feature. The even-money favorite jumped to a clear early lead and was never threatened thereafter, scoring by 6 ½ lengths. She completed seven furlongs in 1:23.28 and gave jockey Edwin Gonzalez his third winning ride of the afternoon while racing without blinkers for the first time.
“She was more like her old self today. I couldn’t be more proud,” said Baxter, who trains R Adios Jersey for Averill Racing, ATM Racing and Jayson Werth. “She has a big heart. Seven furlongs, blinkers off, and Edwin gave her a great ride.”
Charlies Wish, a daughter of First Dude, finished second, 5 ½ lengths ahead of Race Day Speed.