Sunday, May 10, 2020
HALLANDALE BEACH - Multiple winning tickets in Saturday’s mandatory payout of Gulfstream Park’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 were each worth $31,476.
The sequence included Halladay winning the $75,000 Sunshine Forever and ended with 27-1 shot Areyoutalkingtome winning the 12th and final race and returning $57.
The multi-race wager had gone unsolved for 10 days since an April 19 mandatory payout. There was a carryover jackpot pool of $1,481,488 at the start of wagering on Saturday.
The Rainbow 6 starts anew today with a $100,000 guaranteed pool. There will also be a Super Hi 5 carryover of $17,662 in the first race. First-race post time is set for 1 p.m.
CONSTITUTION WELL-REPRESENTED by HYPERFOCUS in DEBUT
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Repole Stable’s Hyperfocus debuted victoriously Saturday, providing red-hot sire Constitution with his first winner from his second foal crop.
Trained by Todd Pletcher, Hyperfocus rated behind a hotly-contested pace set by Breakthrough and pressed by Peppi in the 4 ½-dash for 2-year-olds. After racing somewhat greenly in the stretch, Hyperfocus straightened out and kicked in to pass the tiring pacesetters to score by 1 ¼ lengths under Irad Ortiz Jr.
The son of 2014 Florida Derby winner Constitution raced 4 ½ furlongs in :52.63 seconds as the 5-2 second choice. He was purchased for $100,000 at the 2019 Keeneland September sale.
Peppi held on for second, 4 ¾ lengths ahead of 2-1 favorite Breakthrough, who was the first runner for 2016 Florida Derby and Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist.