Mandatory Payout for Rainbow 6 Saturday
Friday, May 8, 2020
    HALLANDALE BEACH - The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool at Gulfstream Park will be guaranteed at $2 million today, the day before Saturday’s scheduled mandatory payout. Should the multi-race wager go unsolved through today’s card, the Rainbow 6 jackpot pool could rise to $6 million or more.

    The Rainbow 6 went unsolved Thursday for the ninth consecutive day since an April 19 mandatory payout. Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $14,379.

    Today’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 6-11. There will also be a Super Hi-5 carryover of $13,177 heading into today’s card.

Ward-Trained 2YO Son of Nyquist Slated For Debut

    Wesley Ward-trained Breakthrough, a son of 2016 Florida Derby and Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, has been installed at 6-5 in the morning line in a $65,000 maiden special weight race for 2-year-olds on today’s program.

    Breakthrough, who was purchased for $330,000 at the 2019 Fasig Tipton Kentucky July sale, is scheduled to be the first offspring of Nyquist to race. Irad Ortiz Jr. is slated to ride the Kentucky-bred colt in the 4 ½-furlong dash carded as Race 2. Owned by Ramon Tallaj and Constance Wickes, Breakthrough is a half-brother to Red Vine, a multiple Gr. 1 stakes-placed, multiple stakes-winner who earned more than $775,000.

    Nyquist kept an undefeated record in tact when he prevailed in the Kentucky Derby by 1 ¼ lengths after winning the Florida Derby by 3 ¼ lengths. The Doug O’Neill-trained son of Uncle Mo was named 2015's 2-year-old Eclipse Award winner after capturing the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Keeneland.

    Ward will also send out Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Chasing Artie, a homebred son of We Miss Artie.

    On Thursday’s program, owner/trainer Daniel Pita’s Princess Secret ($14) debuted with a sharp front-running victory in a 4 ½-furlong dash for 2-year-old fillies. The Florida-bred daughter of Khozan was quickest out of the starting gate in the $65,000 maiden special weight race and withstood pressure from Briella into the stretch before drawing clear by four lengths under Luis Saez.

    Princess Secret, who was purchased for $30,000 at the 2019 OBS October sale, ran 4 ½ furlongs in :51.94 seconds after setting fractions of :21.99 and :45.62. Briella finished second under Miguel Vasquez, 4 ½ lengths ahead of Race Day Speed and Rajiv Maragh.

    Princess Secret, who is eligible for the Florida Sire Stakes series that kicks off Aug. 1, was the first of four winners for Saez on Thursday’s card. Saez also scored aboard Bad Beat Brian ($5) in Race 5, Augusta Moon ($10.40) in Race 9, and Koko Star ($7.80) in Race 11.
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