(Trainer Brendan Walsh / Photo Courtesy of Churchill Downs)
From the Gulfstream Park Media Team:
Godolphin LLC’s Prevalence produced a spectacular debut on Saturday’ Pegasus Day program, scoring by 8 ½ lengths under a motionless Tayler Gaffalione in a seven-furlong maiden special weight race.
The 3-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro ($17.60) slipped through along the rail to take the lead midway along the backstretch, shook off an outside challenge by Stage Raider, a half-brother to 2018 Triple Crown champion Justify, and kicked away to a thoroughly dominating victory.
“I thought he was a nice colt. He put in some nice work, but of course, you’re always looking for confirmation. Thankfully, we got it,” trainer Brendan Walsh said. “It was a lovely experience, which is great for a young 3-year-old first time out.”
The homebred colt ran seven furlongs in 1:23 in the Race 6 sprint. John Gunther’s Stage Raider finished second in his debut, a half-length ahead of Ghazaaly, a debuting son of Curlin for Shadwell Stable.
Walsh and Gaffalione came right back to team for a victory with Zofelle ($7.60) in the $125,000 Marshua’s River (G3), the second of seven graded stakes on Saturday’s card that was coheadlined by the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) and the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1).
Mandatory Rainbow 6 Payout Set for Sunday’s Program
A mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool is set for Sunday’s program at Gulfstream Park.
The popular multi-race wager went unsolved Saturday, three days after a lucky bettor broke the jackpot for $636,311 on Wednesday. Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $2,149.12 Saturday, producing a jackpot pool of $266,566.95 heading into Sunday’s card
The jackpot pool is usually 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. However, on mandatory payout days the whole pool is paid out to the bettor or bettors holding tickets with the most winners in the six-race sequence.
Sunday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 6-11, featuring a field of royally bred 3-year-old fillies in Race 8, a mile maiden special weight race on turf. Chad Brown-trained Richebourg, a daughter of Curlin who was bought at auction for $800,000; Kenny McPeek-trained Salit, a daughter of American Pharoah; Christophe Clement-trained Brina, a daughter of Zoffany, and Phenomenal Woman, a daughter of Mucho Macho Man; and Brian Lynch-trained Scarlett Lace, a daughter of Medaglia d’Oro; are slated to make their respective debuts.
WHO’S HOT: Tyler Gaffalione rode four winner’s on Saturday’s card at Gulfstream After scoring a natural hat trick aboard Olympic Runner ($11.80) in Race 5, Prevalence ($17.60) in Race 6 and Zofelle ($7.60) in the Marshua’s River (G3) in Race 7, Gaffalione came back to ride Tide of the Sea ($10) to victory in the $150,000 W. L. McKnight (G3) in Race 10.