04/14/2011 5:56PM

Gulfstream: Rainbow 6 still alive...by an eyelash


The Rainbow 6 lives on... but barely.  Had Fly Bye Wildcat held on to win the finale the jackpot would have been hit. Fortunately for track management, who is envisioning a gold mine on April 23 when the entire pool will be dispersed if not gone by that time, the 6-5 favorite Four Fires rallied from out of the clouds to catch the leader who was still five lengths in front and seemingly home free at the eighth pole of the low level maiden claimer.  The jackpot became vulnerable after the stewards rightfully disqualified apparent winner Exclusive Strike in the ninth race for bulling his way through the inside and creating a chain reaction that caused Luis Saez to become unseated from his mount He's Alright approaching the stretch.  Saez luckily escaped the incident unscathed with the disqualification elevating the 80-1  runner-up Concertos Song to the top spot.   

    Jockey Paco Lopez, who assumed the lead in the jockey standings earlier in the card, was aboard both Exclusive Strike as well as Four Fires in the last.

    The Rainbow 6 carryover will be $1.19 million entering Friday's nine race card. Post time Friday is 3:00 p.m.