Updated on 08/12/2014 12:42PM

Gulfstream notes: Another Rainbow 6 jackpot available Thursday


The “seed” money Gulfstream Park is using for its 20-cent Rainbow 6 continues to make the wager viable. One winner took down a windfall of $40,807 last Thursday, after which a total of more than $96,000 was wagered over the next three days.

Accounting for takeout and consolation payoffs along the way, the guaranteed jackpot remains $50,000 as another four-day week resumes Thursday with a 10-race card. First post is 1:15 p.m. Eastern, with the Rainbow 6 starting with race 5 (post 3:21).

The nominal Thursday feature precedes the Rainbow 6 sequence as the third race (post 2:17), the only allowance on the card. It’s a $39,000, first-level allowance sprint in which Naval Command, the runner-up in the July 12 Cassidy Stakes, was assigned the rail as the 2-1 morning-line choice in a field of seven 2-year-old fillies.

As for the Rainbow, the fields are large as usual, with at least 10 starters in each of the six races. The heaviest program choice in any of those races is Unleash the Humor, a 2-1 favorite in the 10th and last race, so clearly there are no huge standouts on which fans can try to take a “base on balls” as a single.

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◗ Fernando Jara is back and already winning at Gulfstream after a six-month stint in Saudi Arabia. The Panamanian jockey best known for his rides aboard Invasor and Jazil was victorious with both of his mounts Sunday after making his return to action the previous day.

Jara, 26, is the older brother of Alexandra Jara, who launched her riding career in June and also won a race on the Sunday card.

◗ The highlight of the coming week at Gulfstream is the $75,000 Christmas Past on Saturday. Prospects for the 1 1/16-mile turf race for 3-year-old fillies include Shanon Nicole, a stakes-seasoned filly trained by Mike Maker, and Marnesia Wild Heir, a perennial contender in these local ranks. Entries were to be drawn Wednesday.

◗ Edgard Zayas and Ramsey Zimmerman continue to pull away from the others atop the Gulfstream jockeys’ standings after accounting for seven and six wins last week, respectively. Into Thursday, Zayas has 32 wins and Zimmerman has 29 at the “new” meet that started July 1.

◗ Between races last Saturday, Gulfstream officials presented a check for $6,183 to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and one of its representatives, Gary Donahue. The funds were raised primarily from the nationwide Taking the Reins promotion July 26.