Monday, May 4, 2020
HALLANDALE BEACH - The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $1.75 million Thursday at Gulfstream Park.
The multi-race wager went unsolved for the eighth straight racing day since an April 19 mandatory payout. Multiple tickets with six winners were each worth $15,693 Sunday.
Boerne Caps off Trainer’s Big Weekend with Feature Score -
De Luca and Sons Stable’s Boerne romped to her third straight open-lengths victory in Sunday’s feature race, capping off trainer Juan Carlos Avila’s big weekend. A day after Avila-trained and Gulfstream-based King Guillermo followed up his Tampa Bay Derby victory with a solid second-place finish behind heavily favored Nadal in a division of the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park, Boerne notched a 4 ¼-length victory in Race 9, a 6 ½-furlong allowance for 3-year-old fillies.
Boerne ($4.60) broke quickly from the gate to open up a clear lead on the backstretch under a motionless Edgard Zayas and continued on to notch a dominating score, running 6 ½ furlongs in 1:17.20 after posting uncontested fractions of 22.86 and 45.66 for the first half-mile.
"She does everything so easy," Zayas said. "She breaks out of the gate fast and as soon as she takes the lead, she relaxes really good. I know she has more in the tank.”
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The Texas-bred daughter of Fed Biz, who was purchased for $10,000 at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall yearling sale, debuted with a troubled off-the-board finish at Gulfstream West in November prior to romping in her next three at Gulfstream. She broke her maiden on March 15 by 3 ½ lengths before capturing an April 11 optional claiming allowance by 7 ¼ lengths and winning her third straight Sunday.
“She’s a fun Texas-bred filly," Zayas said. "She’s pretty fast and handles things really good. So far, she’s done everything we’ve asked her.” She was one of three winners for the jockey on Sunday. “I think she has more in the tank. I’m very excited to see her future.”
Zayas came back to capture Race 11, an allowance for fillies and mares aboard trainer Gustavo Delgado’s Cory Gal ($7). The 4-year-old daughter of Corfu collected her third-straight win after pressing the pace and drawing clear through the stretch to win by 2 ½ lengths, running six furlongs in 1:11.06. Zayas also scored aboard Competitive Saint ($14.60), a George Weaver-trained debut winner in Race 4.
Ortiz Stays on a Roll with Three More Winners
Irad Ortiz Jr. continued his hot streak, riding three more winners on Sunday’s program. The reigning two-time Championship Meet titlist pushed his win total to 15 since returning from a hiatus on April 25 with his fifth multi-win day. Ortiz had scored a pair of stakes victories on Saturday aboard Network Effect in the $100,000 Big Drama and Gufo in the $75,000 English Channel during a three-win afternoon.