Gulfstream Park returns on Friday with a Rainbow Pick 6 Jackpot up for grabs. It’s not the biggest of prizes after the mandatory payout was offered last Sunday. However, a carryover of $68,408 isn’t too shabby. Remember that if you want to win the jackpot, you will have to not only get all six picks correct, but a unique ticket will have to be in your possession.
In other words, you have to be the only person participating in the contest to successfully predict all six races for the jackpot. Keep in mind that you can still win money with a perfect card, though, just not the accumulator. BetOnline is offering Pick 6 betting for Friday at Gulfstream Park. With respect to parimutuel betting, I will try and stay consistent with what off-track and offshore websites are offering.
With BetOnline, you can play your Pick 6 selections for as little as 1 dollar. If you’re looking for higher stakes, the max wager goes all the way up to $20,000. Most people like to bet Pick 5 and Pick 6 because the potential is there to take a little bit of money and turn it into a lot of dough. If $20,000 isn’t a lot of money to you, then the option is there at BetOnline. Let’s get started with our Gulfstream Park Rainbow Pick 6 selections for April 24, 2020 below.
Post Time: 3:11 EST
Distance: 5 Furlongs
The Rainbow Pick 6 will begin with Race 5 on Friday at Gulfstream Park. Eight horses are scheduled to participate, with a purse of $47,000 offered. Factorino will likely be the least wagered horse in this race. He has a win in his portfolio and had some success early in his career, but has just a win in 9 races. Factorino won against a weak field on January 18 with a win by a head over Union Colonel. He was 4th and 5th in his previous two outings.
I’m eyeing Sturgeon as a better upset candidate. Sturgeon has been running well, with a win two starts ago on February 14. He’s a winner in 7 out of 30 races and able to place in three out of his last four outings. Sturgeon was thrown into a tough battle in the Silks Run Stakes and finished 5th. Certainly the tougher competition bothered him.
Tiger Blood and What’s Inside are likely going to duel for the win in Race 5. What’s Inside is on an impressive run, with a win in two of his last three starts and placing in his last outing on March 18. He has placed in four straight races. Without Tiger Blood in this lineup What’s Inside is the clear frontrunner. However, Tiger Blood will prove to be a difficult horse to top on Friday. Tiger Blood has won three out of his last four outings and four in his last six. Since April 18, 2019, Tiger Blood has won eight races. Red-hot horse that should edge out the competition in Race 5.
Post Time: 3:43 EST
A small six-horse field will get the green light in Race 6 at Gulfstream Park on Friday. Politely Crowned and The Gospel of John are the underdogs of the event. Politely Crowned won on August 9, 2019 but has struggled otherwise. She placed in her debut on May 12, 2019 and has that win. She’s failed to finish better than 5th in six other outings. The Gospel of John enjoyed some success with a win in his second start on December 12, 2018. That’s the only taste of success for The Gospel of John, as she’s failed to show in six of seven career races.
Simple Story, Lady Fiorella, and Golden Garter are all likely going to be in contention in Race 6. Simple Story has raced in two events and made the most of them, finishing 2nd in her debut and then 1st on March 25 in the most recent race. It was an impressive run for Simple Story, as she won by a head over Tara at 6 ½ furlongs.
Despite that strong effort, she’s going to be tested by Lady Fiorella and Golden Garter. Golden Garter has won ten races, and last won an event on September 15, 2019. Since then, though, Golden Garter finished 6th and 3rd, unable to follow up with strong performances after her first victory.
Lady Fiorella has shown in four out of seven career races, with a win on November 21, 2019 on the West track at Gulfstream Park. She won in a blowout over I Love Shopping by 7 ½ lengths. However, has not been able to duplicate that success in her last three outings. She’s finished 5th, 4th, and 7th. The public will likely target her in this race as the favorite. Although, I think there’s better value to be found on her rival Simple Story.
Post Time: 4:15 EST
A purse of $20,000 will be offered in Race 7 before we get into the feature races next. I think you have to look at Phantom Ro, Combination, and French Quarter as the best runners in Race 7. Phantom Ro is a winner in 3 of 13 races in his career, with the last win on October 13, 2019. It hasn’t been smooth sailing since then, though, as Phantom Ro has finished 6th, 4th, and 8th.
The competition was just a bit too much in those entries. French Quarter has a ton of experience, with 65 races to his credit since debuting in 2013 at Woodwine. Since then, French Quarter has won 13 of 65 races and shown in 30 events. He’s won three of his last five races, though wasn’t too shar in his most recent outing. French Quarter finished 4th on April 16. There wasn’t much kick in the homestretch like we’ve seen from French Quarter in the past.
Combination has been on a hot run recently, with wins in three of his last four outings. He finished 3rd in his last effort on April 12, but stands a solid chance of getting back into the winner’s circle today. Combination has won 4 out of 15 races in his career. In his most recent win on March 1, Combination drove hard in the homestretch to edge out Travy Boy by a head. I think he’s worthy of a bet in Race 7 on Friday.
Post Time: 4:46 EST
Distance:1 ⅛ Miles
Race 8 is the co-feature race with a purse of $46,000 up for grabs. Everyone will be eyeing the No. 3 post and looking for an upset over Eve of War. From previous history, Secret Stash seems to be the only competition for Eve of War. Secret Stash has shown in three of her previous four races, 3rd in the last two outings, with a win on July 3, 2019. This is her first race at Gulfstream Park after showing in the Florida Oaks at Tampa Bay Downs.
Eve of War won her debut race on February 2. She got the win in a romp, as she pulled away for a win by 7 ½ lengths over Skinny Dip. Eve of War took the lead over at the ¼ pole and pulled further and further away for an easy win. In her latest race, she didn’t have the same success against a better field, finishing 4th on February 28.
If you’re going for the upset, Ella Brilla is a solid choice from the No. 6 post. Ella Brilla has shown in every race of her career thus far. She has two outings to finish 3rd and 1st on October 25, 2019. Ella Brilla fought off Fate Factor for the victory by a neck. Skye Snow could also be included on a ticket to win. Her last effort resulted in a win on March 8 over Look Me Over by ¾ lengths. I’m going to stick with my gut and side with Eve of War.
Post Time: 5:17 EST
Distance:1 1/16 Miles
I’m not overly impressed by the favorite Graceful Princess in this event. This is an easier assignment for her on Friday, but hasn’t tasted success since a victory on September 2, 2018 at Saratoga. That was her debut, and since then has regressed in each passing race. Grateful Princess went 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 6th, and 5th in her next five races.
The way I see it, Slam Dunk is being ignored on the morning lines and is likely worth a look. Slam Dunk hasn’t raced since November, so might be getting lost in the mix. In her last outing, Slam Dunk won at Churchill Downs by 5 ½ lengths at 1-mile. After finishing 5th in her debut race on July 31, 2019, Slam Dunk has improved in each race since, going 3rd, 2nd, and then the win at Churchill Downs. I think Slam Dunk should be the favorite in Race 9.
Post Time: 5:47 EST
Race 10 will be the end of the Pick 6 card on Friday at Gulfstream Park. It’s a big field with 16 horses on the docket. There are going to be some tickets alive at this point, and with 16 horses concluding the day at Gulfstream Park, it’s going to be a sweat job if you’re one of them. You can go in multiple directions in this race. Candy Coma is the favorite, but if you’re going for the jackpot, look to take a chance here. A winner here on a value play will pad your ticket. You certainly have to get a bit lucky, though.
I’d look towards Lanse Mitan for the upset from the outside in the No. 16 post. He has failed to win yet, but has looked good in a couple of recent starts. Lanse Milan finished 2nd on February 7 and did the same on March 29 in his most recent performance. He was up front, but just wasn’t able to finish the deal behind Sea Lover. Lanse Milan has shown in three out of six career races. He’s hung around the front in a few events, though has never been able to complete the deal. I think he carries a lot of value at +800.