Saturday, October 31, 2020
MIAMI GARDENS - A mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream West yielded a payoff of $13,725.66 to multiple ticket-holders today.
The multi-race wager had gone unsolved for eight programs following a $249,204 jackpot hit on Oct. 18.
There was a carryover of $111,271 at the start of betting, generating a handle of $890,459 on the six-race sequence.
Island Commish Tops Noms for Showing Up Stakes
Racing action kicks into high gear next Saturday with the first stakes of the 2020 season with the running of the $60,000 Showing Up and the $60,000 Cellars Shiraz.
Matthew Schera’s Island Commish, a close second in the Gr. III Franklin Simpson at Kentucky Downs last time out, tops a list of 24 nominations for the Showing Up, a one-mile turf stakes for 3-year-olds. The Saffie Joseph Jr.-trained son of Commissioner, who led in the stretch before falling a neck short of holding off Guildsman’s late rally, captured the Gr. III Kitten’s Joy during Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet last January.
Leonard Green and Jonathan Green’s Another Miracle, the third-place finisher in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, is nominated for a rematch with Island Commish after being eliminated by bumping at the start of the Franklin Simpson. The Joe Orseno-trained son of American Pharoah won the My Frenchman at Monmouth in his prior start.
Rancho Alegre’s Monforte, who has won five of his last six starts, including the Bears Den at Gulfstream last time out, is also prominent on the list of nominations, as is Rodolphe Brisset-trained Ragtime Blues, who was second in the Gr. III Laz Barrera at Santa Anita in June.
Trainer Michael Maker is expected to be well-represented in both stakes. He nominated two for the Showing Up and five for the Cellars Shiraz, a one-mile turf race for 3-year-old fillies that attracted 33 nominations. Maker will be represented by Gelfenstein Farm and Andry Blanco’s Angelus Warrior, the runner-up in the Mystic Lake Derby at Canterbury in June, and Skychai Racing’s Jolting Joe, a New York-bred stakes-winner.
Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Evil Lyn, who captured the Hilltop Stakes on the Preakness Stakes undercard at Pimlico on Oct. 1, tops the Maker nominees for the Cellars Shiraz.
The nominations list also includes fillies trained by Championship Meet regulars Christophe Clement, Arnaud Delacoeur and Mark Casse, as well as Maker and newcomer Brad Cox.
Clement is represented by R Unicorn Stable’s Faccio Io, a graded stakes-placed filly in Europe who has yet to start in the U. S., and Malibeauty, who has won two of five starts on dirt. Delacoeur nominated Secret Time, a graded stakes-placed filly in Europe who finished a troubled fifth in the Hilltop in her U. S. debut, and Lucky Money, who finished third in the Dueling Grounds Oaks before winning a Keeneland allowance.
Casse nominated three, including Mo of the West, who has won three of her last four starts, all at Gulfstream. Cox-trained A d’Oro, who has three published works at Gulfstream’s satellite training facility Palm Meadows, is coming off a maiden win at Belmont Park.
The Gulfstream Park West stakes action will continue on , Nov. 14 with nine stakes, including five Sunshine Millions Preview races.
Vasquez Wins Four
Jockey Miguel Vasquez visited the winner’s circle four times this afternoon. Vasquez won the first race aboard Long Beach Kid ($23), the sixth on Friendly Fella ($8), the seventh on Front Loaded ($14), and the eighth with Victory Crusade ($38.60)
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