Another day of Rainbow 6 betting at Gulfstream Park on Sunday. The guaranteed pool is up to $750,000 at Gulfstream Park on Sunday. It wouldn’t be a bad way to spend a Sunday if you can nail that one down. Winning the Rainbow Pick 6 is certainly more difficult that it sounds, though. If you’re going for the progressive jackpot, it takes a bit of skill and luck to win the grand prize. Finding a unique combination would be the ultimate, but if that’s the sole goal, you will have to take a chance here and there. That’s what we’re going to do today.
The strategy is a little different from single betting to win. Finding horses that everyone else is ignoring is part of it. The Rainbow Pick 6 is Race 6 to Race 11 on Sunday. If you’re on BetOnline, where you can get a 7% cash rebate on losses, you must click “Race 6” before having the option to play the Pick 6. You can also play the Pick 3 card from Race 6. Head below for our free Gulfstream Park Rainbow Pick 6 selections for April 26, 2020.
Post Time: 3:23 p.m. EST
Distance: 1 Mile
1-mile will get us started on Sunday in Race 6. 11 horses will be featured in the event, with a purse of $41,000 on offer. Azrael, Over the Channel, and Wild Medagliad’oro all figure to have an impact in this one. Lagoon Macaroon could sneak up here as well. Over the Channel has had some success, but is in a really tough battle on Sunday. This isn’t going to be an easy field to beat. He’s been good in spots, with wins in 3 out of 8 starts. His last victory was on January 2 over Armchair Jockey by 1 length. Channel was on a nice run with three wins in four races, though has failed to get back to the winner’s circle in his previous two outings, finishing 4th and 2nd.
Azrael has been coming on hard recently and was rewarded for it on March 27 with a win. He finished 3rd, 2nd, and then finally his first win in four career races. Azrael edged out Rochambeau by 2 lengths to ink the win. The only issue for Azrael is that he’s going to have to beat a tougher field on Sunday. He won’t have the same luxury of beating up on weaker opponents today, but keep an eye on Azrael. The one thing you have to like is that he keeps getting better.
A horse that some people will ignore is Lagoon Macaroon. He’s been one of the most consistent ponies in this event, having shown in five of his last six races. Lagoon Macaroon is coming from Santa Anita after finishing 2nd there on January 12. Had plenty of kick in the homestretch to go from 5th to place in 2nd. Lagoon Macaroon’s most recent win was three outings ago on November 14, 2019 at Del Mar. He has a win in 2 of 8 career races. That said, I’m going to bank on Azrael continuing to improve today.
Post Time: 3:53 p.m. EST
Beyond Gone is going to be a tough horse to beat in Race 7, but will likely be pushed by Ain’t Wasting Time and Travelin Gambler. I’d like to see better odds than the +350 morning-line Travelin Gambler is getting if I’m going to feel confident in backing him, though. Travelin Gambler won his debut race on June 6th, 2019 and has been searching for another since.
He’s gone winless in five straight races, though did have a nice run in the last outing on April 3. Travelin Gambler finished 2nd behind Beyond Gone by 2 ¼ lengths. Beyond Gone took over the lead by the ½ pole and able to hold off Travelin Gambler who rallied from 4th.
Ain’t Wasting Time is a winner in 1 out of 10 races, which was on September 15, 2019 at Parx Racing. Since then, it’s been an issue getting back to the winner’s circle. You have to like the consistency, though. He’s shown in at least seven of his previous nine outings. However, finishing 3rd in three out of his last five outings doesn’t result in a trip to the winner’s circle. In his last performance on April 3, he finished behind Travelin Gambler and Beyond Gone for 3rd.
Beyond Gone is familiar with Ain’t Wasting Time and Travelin Gambler, having just beaten them at 6 furlongs on April 3. He tried a more difficult race on April 11 and was denied, but this should be a fairly beatable field for him. Those two horses are his biggest competition, and proved to be faster than them less than a month ago. Beyond Gone is a winner in 2 of 12 races. That’s likely 3 in 13 races following Race 7.
Post Time: 4:25 p.m. EST
A tidy purse of $45,000 is offered in Race 8. Only the feature race in Race 10 is offering more money. Nine horses will enter the gate for this event, with a couple of horses likely going to look better than the rest. Feeling Funny and Sneer will both put forth bold bids in this one. If history is any indicator, then that’s going to be the case.
Feeling Funny doesn’t have much history, but has been keeping up in her first two races. She showed in 3rd on December 22, 2019 and then did one better to place on January 19. Feeling Funny made a good run at it and was barely edged out by a neck against Reluctant Bride. They dueled down the stretch, with Reluctant Bride barely edging out Feeling Funny.
Sneer has one more race on Feeling Funny, having placed in two outings and 4th in another. In his last race, Sneer finished a half length behind Pleasant Orb on March 22 to place in 2nd. Other than Sneer and Feeling Funny, Paris Lights might have a sneaky run and get into contention. It’s her debut, but is fortunate to have Tyler Gaffalione riding her. Tyler has notched over $55-million in earnings in his 7,547 career starts. Having said that, I’m going to take a gamble on the No. 8 horse, who was an inch away from a win in her last effort.
Post Time: 4:55 p.m. EST
Distance:1 1/16 Miles
There are some juicy underdogs on the board in Race 9. If somebody can nail one of them and have everything else correct on their ticket, we might have a jackpot winner, as unlikely as it is. Manhattan Project is likely to close with the longest odds on the board. He has some wins to his credit, but has been cold as ice for almost a year now. Manhattan Project has finished 8th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 9th, and 11th after winning on July 13, 2019. Big longshots win sometimes, though, so it’s not an impossible quest. However, some big breaks will have to happen along the 1 1/16 miles.
Roddick is likely going to be your best chance for an upset. This is going to be a massive test and jump up in competition, but could surprise. Roddick is a winner in 3 of 12 races and is coming off a win on April 4. He got the win by 1 ½ lengths over Mystical Moon. Roddick has three wins to his name since winning on November 13, 2019. He’s won in 3 of his previous 7 races and placed in 4 outings.
Going down the odds a bit further, Great Kahuna could bring something to this event, though it will have to be a perfect run. He has won 3 of 19 career races, but doesn’t have momentum going into Sunday like Roddick. If you’re looking for the better value, Roddick offers a lot more. As far as the favorites are concerned in this race, Morning Stride, Bourbon in May, and Projected will likely threaten.
Morning Stride has been in consistent form, showing in four straight races heading into today. He’s notched 4 wins in 20 career races, with the latest win coming on December 19, 2020 at Fair Grounds. Bourbon in May, trained by Todd Fletcher, will likely be a heavily bet horse after dropping in class. The colt has placed in 8 out of 11 races and has won 3 outings. He’s been competitive against harder competition, so figures to be a player in Race 9.
Projected, who will start from the inside rail, is a winner in 6 out of 33 career races. He hasn’t had success since a win way back in 2017. Placed just once in his previous six races. The idea here is that Projected will have a much better ride after a drop in class. Bourbon in May is the strongest horse on paper going into Sunday. However, when it comes to the Rainbow Pick 6 jackpot, you have to take some chances.
Post Time: 5:25 p.m. EST
After hopefully hitting Roddick as a big underdog, our Rainbow 6 ticket continues right along to Race 10. That showcases how difficult it can be to win the jackpot. A +2000 winner is far from the end to take it down. This is the feature race of the day with a purse of $46,000 offered. Hop Kat, Ournationparade, and Sarasota County will likely all be involved in this race. Sarasota County gets the start on the inside rail, as he looks for his first win since March 9, 2019. She’s been winless in six straight outings, but showed in four of them. Will likely be close, but needs a break to get the win.
Hop Kat is back to the gate after a lengthy layoff. It was also his debut, and an impressive one at that. Hop Kat blew away the competition by 8 lengths in a laugher on May 17, 2019. If he can return to the track and put forth that same effort then it will be another win and back-to-back streak nearly a year in the making. However, there appears to be a bit better value out there than Hop Kat.
Tomato Bill returns after racing in the Futurity Stakes (Gr. 3) at Belmont Park in October. Finished 6th in that effort, but was much better against easier opponents before. Tomato Bill finished 1st by 3 ¾ lengths on May 22, 2019, then followed that up by placing in the Sanford Stakes (Gr. 3) at Saratoga on July 13, 2019. He was 1st at the ½ pole, but failed to hold on and lost by 3 lengths. This will be an easier race than his last outing at Belmont in October. Figures to be hanging around the front and likely has a better of chance than +600 suggests.
Post Time: 5:55 p.m. EST
Distance:1 1/16 Miles
The final race of the day is a big field, with 16 horses scheduled to take their positions in the starting gate. It’s going to be a tough afternoon for most horses in this event, but Mayito and Queen’splate Nolan should have favorable outings. Mayito doesn’t have a win to his name yet, but has come close several times in the past. He’s made five starts in his career and has placed in three and shown in four. Certainly capable of doing one better and finally taking a trip to the winner’s circle.
Queen’splate Nolan is going to be a tough horse to beat here, though. He’s had no success at Gulfstream Park thus far, but this is an easy race in comparison to the previous two. Queen’splate Nolan finished 7th against seven other horses, and then 10th against ten horses in his next outing on April 5. Faded in both starts, but drops class and won’t have to deal with that on Sunday. Despite what looked like bad performances, he may very well win those races if it were against this class. The drop should help significantly on Sunday.