09/03/2016 10:16AM

First-time starter leads to $221,019 payoff in Rainbow 6


A stunning result in the last race Friday at Gulfstream Park gave one bettor a huge windfall as the Rainbow 6 was swept for $221,019 by someone wagering through the TVG hub.

The last race was won by 67-1 longshot Deputy Dora, a first-time starter trained by Larry Bates. The winning play in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 cost $1,433.60 and used four horses in the final leg, with the ticket structure being 4x4x4x7x4x4. The winning numbers were 4-2-3-6-7-2.

Deputy Dora, ridden by Raul Mena, was as far as 12 lengths behind in the five-furlong turf race for $35,000 maiden-claiming 2-year-old fillies when she began an improbable rally, finally overtaking Parkerelizabeth in the last few yards to prevail by a neck.

This was the second huge Rainbow 6 payout at the three-month summer meet that began July 1 at Gulfstream in south Florida. The first came Aug. 6, when a bettor in Oklahoma hit for $411,188. The Rainbow 6 had gone unswept since then.

◗ Edgard Zayas rode three winners Friday, marking the fourth time that the 23-year-old jockey has won three races on a Gulfstream card in the last month.

Zayas entered Saturday’s action in second place in the Gulfstream jockey standings with 34 winners, exactly half of what the runaway leader, Tyler Gaffalione, had tallied as this meet entered its final month. Zayas missed the first few weeks of the meet with injuries sustained in a May 25 spill.

Zayas also posted three wins each on Aug. 13, 18, and 21.

◗ A rare Monday card at Gulfstream gets under way at 12:50 p.m. Eastern, with the lone allowance slotted as the 10th of 11 races. It’s a $43,000, first-level dirt sprint in which My Dear Venezuela, trained by Bruno Tessore, figures as the one to beat in a field of six fillies and mares.

After Monday, Gulfstream goes dark for two days before a regular four-day week begins Thursday. Racing is being conducted Monday because of the Labor Day holiday.

The meet runs through Oct. 1, after which two months of action gets under way across town at Gulfstream Park West (formerly Calder).