(Trainer Todd Pletcher, conditions Gouverneur Morris)
From the Gulfstream Park Media Team:
Team Valor International and WinStar Farm LLC’s Gouverneur Morris’ status for the $1 million Curlin Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream March 28 will depend on a scheduled five-furlong workout Saturday at Palm Beach Downs, said Team Valor International’s Barry Irwin Thursday.
The Todd Pletcher-trained 3-year-old son of Constitution, who finished second in the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) last year after winning by nine lengths in his debut at Saratoga, captured a Feb. 14 optional claiming allowance at Tampa Bay Downs in his 2020 debut.
“With opportunities and travel options expected to be limited, we have changed our outlook on racing him,” Irwin said. “We want to run him while there are still races available.”
Gouverneur Morris is one of nine Pletcher trainees dominated to the Florida Derby, which will highlight a program with 10 stakes, six graded, worth $2.25 million in purses.
Friday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at $1.6 Million
The 20-cent Rainbow 6 will offer a guaranteed jackpot pool of $1.6 million Friday at Gulfstream Park.
The popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 16th racing day in a row Thursday since being hit for a jackpot of $468,945 Feb. 27.
Multiple tickets with all six winners Thursday were each worth $910.88.
The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.
The Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 5-10, including the featured six-furlong optional claiming allowance in Race 9. Fast Pass, a six-furlong specialist who has finished in the money in 11 of 12 starts at Gulfstream, will likely vie for favoritism with Whyruawesome, who finished second in the six-furlong Track Buster starter stakes last time out.
Race 10 will be featured in Friday’s Stronach 5 as well as anchoring the Rainbow 6. The maiden claiming race to be contested at a mile on turf has drawn a field of 10 3-year-olds.
The Stronach 5, a multi-race, multi-track wager with a $1 base, will be kicked off by Race 9 at Laurel Park, followed by Race 4 at Santa Anita, Race 10 at Gulfstream, Race 4 at Golden Gate Fields and Race 10 at Laurel.
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Who’s Hot: Jockey Luis Quiroz, a journeyman from Panama, rode his first winner in the U.S. at Gulfstream Thursday, scoring aboard Put It On Detti ($22.80) in Race 3.
Irad Ortiz rode a pair of winners, scoring back-to-back aboard Sir Seamus ($3.40) in Race 8 and Flora Fantasy ($3.80) in Race 9.
Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool: $1.6 million guaranteed (Friday)
Super Hi-5 Carryover $5,306.50.