Advance wagering on the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) and the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1 and all other races on Saturday’s 12-race program at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., will be available to bettors on Friday.
The Pegasus Day program will feature graded stakes in the last six races on Saturday’s program. The Late Pick 4 (Races 9-12) and Late Pick 5 (Races 8-12) will both have guaranteed pools of $750,000
The Pegasus Turf (Race 11) and the Pegasus (Race 12) will anchor the sequences for the Saturday’s Late Pick 4 and Pick 5, as well as the Rainbow 6 (Races 7-12).
Friday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at $200,000
The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed for $200,000 Friday at Gulfstream Park.
The popular multi-race wager went unsolved Thursday, one day after a lucky bettor broke the jackpot for $636,311 on Wednesday. Multiple winning tickets Thursday returned $1,719.90.
The jackpot pool is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.
Friday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 5-10, including the much-anticipated return of Todd Pletcher-trained Arham in the featured Race 9, a first-level optional claiming allowance for 4-year-olds and up at six furlongs. Shadwell Farm’s 4-year-old son of Union Rags debuted impressively at Gulfstream Dec. 17, overcoming bumping at the start to draw off to a seven-length victory. Arham ran six-furlongs in 1:10 under Luis Saez, who has the call Friday.
WHO’S HOT: Jockey Junior Alvarado continued his winning ways with three wins. Alvarado won aboard Palace Coup ($13.80) in the sixth, Miss Italy ($8) in the eighth and Mira Mission ($6) in the ninth … Jockey Luis Saez rode three winners on Thursday’s program, scorning aboard Queens Embrace ($2.80) in Race 1, Valletta $5.40 in Race 3 and Shakem ($6.60) in Race 4.
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