06/27/2016 1:50PM

Jackpot starts at $102K for mandatory payout in Rainbow 6


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – The combination of relatively small fields and the potential for a couple of singles in the sequence should make the mandatory payout of the Rainbow 6 jackpot attractive to both big and small players when racing resumes Thursday at Gulfstream Park with a carryover of $102,569 already in the till.

Unlike many previous mandatory Rainbow 6 dispersals over the past couple of seasons here that featured field sizes ranging from 12 to 14 horses per race and favored those with more endowed bankrolls, sorting through Thursday’s sequence, which begins with the fifth race, does not figure to prove as daunting or expensive a task. Only the finale attracted as many as 11 potential starters, with a couple of seven-horse fields tossed in among the final six races on the afternoon’s 10-race program.

Both Caribou Cat in the sixth and Revolver Session in the nightcap are likely to go postward as heavy favorites and singles in their respective races. Caribou Cat exits a solid second-place effort in his only previous start behind 5-2 favorite and wire-to-wire winner Moonstricking and is being dropped in class from $20,000 to bottom-level maiden-claiming company for his second try by trainer Dane Kobiskie.

Revolver Session also faces softer competition after overcoming a slow start to finish second coming off an eight-month layoff in her most recent outing.

The following is a more detailed look at the sequence:

5th race

Only seven runners to choose from, but no real stick-outs in a high-level maiden claimer for fillies and mares. A Very Maeve looks like the controlling speed and is a must-use making her first start for trainer Ralph Nicks. Her résumé features a sharp bullet workout May 29. Another must-use is her uncoupled stablemate Ginger Rush, who has done most of her racing on grass but shows a solid main-track effort versus maiden special weight opposition in her 2016 debut. Question marks are Love Again, who is debuting for trainer David Braddy off a black-letter work at Gulfstream Park West, and Calling Me Home, who shows a steady series of works in preparation for her seasonal bow while shedding blinkers for new trainer Michelle Nihei.

6th race

Caribou Cat looks like a solid “A” play in this one, with back-up tickets likely tossing in Tout Vient turning back to five furlongs and Templer Glory from the barn of leading trainer Antonio Sano.

7th race

Only seven starters, but several potential options led by R Kinsley Doll, who makes her first start under a straight claiming tag. Her March 17 effort makes her the one to beat in this mid-level conditioned claiming dash. Didnotmeanit also is a must-use as the lone three-time winner in the field and exiting a career-best performance beating straight 3-year-old starter-allowance company. Wouldn’t leave out Will Be Magical for trainer Stanley Gold, back in for a tag and showing an impressive five furlong bullet drill June 8.

8th race

A tough maiden special weight turf dash looks like a good place to spread. Hard to ignore Perhaps Some Drama who showed sharp speed chasing odds-on wire-to-wire winner Morea in her only previous start. She has a little breeding for the turf and is likely to be out winging early along with Dagney’s Revenge, who has been idle a long time but did show a big effort under similar conditions here at 2. Trainer Mark Casse entered a pair of first-time starters, both of whom have shown ability in the morning, with Fortune Heir, by above-average debut sire Wildcat Heir, likely the best of the duo. However, the Casse barn has been in a long drought here as of late. Publicist probably shouldn’t be ignored switching to grass for the first time off a couple of fast works at Palm Meadows.

9th race

Spreading here, with a group that starts with Breach of Duty, the red-hot Jill’s Comprise, and Flash Jak. Lots of potential pace among a very inconsistent group of wide-open but bottom-level filly and mare claiming types. Those who can afford the “all” button might want to do so in a race where anything can and likely will happen.

10th race

It’s really hard to look past Revolver Session on the drop and coming off a promising five-furlong workout here last week. The one other option, for a saver, might be Cowtown Jane who attended a lightning fast pace and held pretty well returning to turf earlier this month.

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