Gulfstream Park is back on Thursday with a monster Rainbow Pick 6 guaranteed jackpot of $1.75 million. That would be a nice Thursday for somebody if they managed to take that down. It’s going to require a lot of luck and an upset or two to hit, though. Winning all six races isn’t good enough to win the jackpot. You will also need to have the lone winning combination to win the jackpot. If winning the jackpot is your goal, then you will have to try and have some horses on your card that no one else picked. That said, you can still have a nice day going 6 for 6 and not have a unique ticket.
BetOnline has several parimutuel options at Gulfstream Park on Thursday. You can play the Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, and Pick 6. For the purposes of today, we’re looking at Race 6-11 for the Pick 5 and Pick 6. To find the option to bet the Pick 5, click the Race 7 button and you will have that option. The Pick 6 begins with Race 6. Head below for our free Rainbow Pick 6 selections for May 7, 2020 at Gulfstream Park.
Post Time: 3:45 p.m. EST
Distance: 6 Furlongs
$41,000 is up for grabs in Race 6, as eight horses will compete for a decently sized purse. Ominous and Carson and I will both be on some tickets as the big underdogs. Carson and I will likely have the toughest time in this race, so Ominous is the better selection. Carson and I finished 8th in his first start on November 16th. This will be the second start of his career today. Unless his form improved tremendously, this doesn’t look like a spot for Ominous to win.
We’re probably looking at a race between Victory Town, Grainger County, and Celtic Brotherhood. Celtic Brotherhood will be the most bet on horse here, but don’t discount Victory Town. Victory Town came close in his most recent outing on April 12, but came a spot short in 2nd. Whiskey Sunrise got the win that race by 4 ¾ lengths over Victory Town. Prior to that performance, Victory Town was 3rd on March 14.
Grainger County doesn’t have a start on his resume, but looked fairly efficient in recent workouts. I’d rather take a shot on him than some of the others that haven’t done anything in their careers yet. That includes Ominous, Carson and I, and Sandys Blaze. Celtic Brotherhood made his debut on March 21 and had a good run to cross the wire in 2nd.
He controlled the pace and was leading from the ¼ pole into the stretch, but was edged out late by Quick Step Ed. Victory Town and Celtic Brotherhood might duel here. The public will be all over Celtic Brotherhood as the favorite, but if you’re going for the jackpot and a unique ticket, the better play would be the No. 5 horse.
Post Time: 4:17 p.m. EST
If one of the underdogs win this race, that might be what somebody needs to win the Rainbow 6 jackpot today. There are nine horses with odds of +800 or greater in an 11-horse field, so the opportunity is going to be there. I like to mix things up and play favorites and underdogs on these cards, so this might look like a spot for an underdog. Heir Ball is coming off some close races, having finished in the top-3 in five straight outings. Her form has been solid going into Thursday. The last win for Heir Ball came on January 5 to complete a back-to-back stretch. She was a winner by a half length over Band of Angels.
Royally Cool is a winner in 5 of 16 races, which is a rock solid win percentage, but has also been a bit inconsistent. She’s gone 3rd, 5th, 1st, 6th, 3rd in her previous five races. Her form has been relatively average after going on a nice tear in the spring and summer last season. She finished in the top-2 in 5 of 6 races before things got a bit bumpy. Fiber Optic enters with some success recently, though. She has won 2 of her last 3 races and is coming off a 3rd place show on April 12. Fiber Optic has won 3 of 8 career races.
A longer shot that might be involved down the stretch is the No. 1 horse, Midnight Miracle. Consistency has been her game recently, as she’s placed in three straight races. Most recent on April 5 to finish behind Kiffle for 1st. From April 21 to October 9, 2019, Midnight Miracle won 4 of 5 races for an impressive stretch. Note that Midnight Miracle has finished in the top-3 in 8 of her previous 11 races. I think she might be hanging around the front in Race 7, and worthy of including on your Pick 5 and Pick 6 tickets. The potential is there to move up a spot and do one spot better than her previous three outings.
Post Time: 4:48 p.m. EST
An eight-horse field is expected to get the call to the starting gate for Race 8 at Gulfstream Park on Thursday. The way I see this race shaping up is a dash between Worth Avenue and Four K’s in the stretch. Memorize will likely be involved as well, and has already proven that she can beat Worth Avenue, the favorite in Race 8. She’s had a pretty nice career with 7 wins in 27 races and has a recent win on April 2. That win was by 1 ¼ lengths over Worth Avenue. Salsa Rita finished 5th and True Heiress 4th in that event.
Memorize has finished 6th, 7th, 1st, 3rd in her previous three outings. In her most recent performance on April 19, Memorize showed in 3rd behind Suz and Salsa Rita. With that in mind, Memorize has been all over the place and rather inconsistent. Salsa Rita was a heavy underdog in that race, but managed to drive past Memorize. In any event, she still has three wins since November and if she wants to race can win.
Worth Avenue is in search of her first win since May 13, 2018. It’s been a while, as Worth Avenue has gone winless in 16 straight races. In her last appearance, Worth Avenue was 2nd on April 2, though finished 6th, 5th, 5th, 5th, 4th leading up to that outing. Four K’s doesn’t have much of a resume recently either, but this is a much easier ask in Race 8. She went 1st, 3rd, 6th in her previous three races. If Four K’s is in the same form as the races she went 1st and 3rd in, there is more than a good chance that she can win. I’ll fade the public money again in Race 8.
Post Time: 5:19 p.m. EST
If you like champagne, you have two options in this race with Champagne Bliss and Champagne Horizon. Champagne Bliss is a heavy underdog at +2000 and is going to have difficulties getting into contention. She had a nice run in her last outing to place in 2nd on March 25, though. Having said that, this is expected to be a more difficult outing. Champagne Bliss is a winner in 1 of 10 races. Following her win on November 8, 2019, she’s gone 3rd, 6th, 7th, 2nd.
Champagne Horizon might have a chance from the No. 4 post. She is a winner in 2 of 8 races in her career, with the victory coming on September 23, 2019 and January 2 in back-to-back fashion. Since the win in January, Champaign Horizon has finished 2nd and 6th, with the most recent race on March 12. She will need some luck here, but could be a contender if she gets a break. The money seems to like Mike’s Girl and Bean Counter and I can’t blame them in this case.
Mike’s Girl has a win in 2 of 14 races and a couple of wins in her previous five outings. In her first race at Gulfstream Park on February 12, there wasn’t enough in her to show, though. Mike’s Girl finished 4th, behind Champagne Horizon who had a good performance to cap off a nice day for 2nd. Mike’s Girl went into that event as the favorite, but had nothing for her backers. Conversely, Bean Counter has been a nice bet to show.
Bean Counter has finished inside the top-3 4 of her previous 5 outings. She’s a winner in 1 of 6 races, with the win on September 22, 2019 by 1 ¾ lengths over Shannon’s Girl. In her last performance on March 29, Bean Counter had a strong outing to place in 2nd behind Big Tina who won in a big upset by a half length. Look for Bean Counter to return the favor against Big Tina on Thursday.
Post Time: 5:49 p.m. EST
The feature race of the day is Race 10 on Thursday at Gulfstream Park. It will feature the highest purse of the day at $41,000. We should have a solid contest between Royal Meghan, Gioielli, and Flora Fantasy. Royal Meghan heads into Thursday with plenty of confidence after finishing at least 2nd in three straight races.
She finished 4th in her debut outing on January 3, and then picked it up to go 2nd, 1st, 2nd. In her win on March 6, Royal Meghan beat Tiz Enough by 1 ½ lengths. She didn’t have enough in the tank on April 12, as Cory Gal won easily by 5 ½ lengths in wire-to-wire fashion.
Gioielli has a win in 1 of 9 races, and it’s been a while since finding the winner’s circle. Her win was on July 15, 2018 and has been rejected in six races since. That said, Gioielli showed in three of her previous four performances. In her latest outing, she wasn’t fast enough to beat Zodiac Princess and Get Rewarded, but was within 5 lengths of the leader.
It’s going to be tough for the field to top Flora Fantasy in this event. Flora Fantasy is looking for the hat-trick after wins on February 23 and March 19. In the first win, Flora Fantasy won by ¾ lengths over Shes All Woman. She hit the jets late and went from 5th going into the stretch to a win at the wire.
That was followed up with a 1 length win over How Sweep It Is in March. It was a similar path to victory, as Flora Victory went from 6th at the halfway mark, 4th going into the stretch and then 1st. I don’t know if there’s another horse that can match that burst in Race 10.
Post Time: 6:19 p.m. EST
A big 16-horse field will finish the day off at Gulfstream Park on Thursday. If you have a winning ticket up to this point, and have it ruined in Race 11, that has to be the most frustrating feeling in sports betting. Considering the type of money that could be on the line in the final race, there can’t be much worse of a beat. In any event, hopefully we can find a winner. There’s a lot of upsets possible here. We’ll shortlist some horses for you to make it a little simpler. Champers, Kitten’s Clown, Riggins, Koko Star, and Fake Muse are going to have a good run at the win.
Fake Muse has the longest odds of that group, but could surprise. After finishing 7th in his debut on October 20, 2019, Fake Muse has been competitive to finish 3rd and 4th on December 7, 2019 and New Year’s Day. Those were tough assignments, but Fake Muse was stalking. He beat out 9 horses to show, and then 5 horses to finish just outside the top-3 in his most recent outing. The horse beside Fake Muse in the starting gate, Kitten’s Clown, will be making his debut on Thursday. Some decent enough workouts has him attracting some money, though. Most horses in this field have struggled in higher classes, so maybe Kitten’s Clown can frustrate them more in Race 11.
Koko Star and Riggins are both downgrading greatly here. Koko Star has made three races, with finishes of 10th, 7th, 5th, so quietly continues to improve. Meanwhile, Riggins finished 8th in his debut and will be in the starting gate for just the second time in his career. After no kick against that talented field, Riggins drops down a class to try and feast on weaker opponents. Tough race to pick here. I’d side with Koko Star who was continuing to show strides forward after better horses. In a downgrade race, Koko Star is going to have a chance here. The value looks good.