How to play the Gulfstream Rainbow 6 mandatory payout

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January 25th, 2020

The Rainbow 6 pool continues to grow at Gulfstream Park in advance of a mandatory payout on Sunday. A pool that could reach, or exceed, $10 million is expected, and I will map out how I am structuring my ticket.

Race 6 -- Allowance

#2 Rebelde (4-1) earned a whopping 108 Brisnet Late Pace number in his lone turf race to date. Pompay claim rates a big chance with a move forward on the barn change. #4 Danzig Dunhill (5-1) graduated with ease on the course most recently and picks up John Velazquez. I will be brave in going just two-deep to kick off the wager.

Race 7 -- Claiming

A field of seven fillies and mares will vie in the sprint affair. #4 Dana Grace (15-1) has to be on my ticket at a big price. Rivto charge has run some good races at Gulfstream, and marked improvement is expected second time off the bench. Saez staying in the silks is a big plus, as well.

#2 Janet B Doesit All (4-1) and #3 Crumb Bun (7-5) both must be used in my opinion, and I also think #6 I'llmakeyousmile (10-1) could run a big one off the shelf while showing speed in a mostly paceless event.

Race 8 -- Starter Allowance

Turf endeavor at 1 1/16 miles attracted nine in a competitive contest. #9 Snap Hook (6-1) is my top pick with Castellano up, but I have a hard time singling him second off the claim.

#1 Honey Won't (3-1), #3 Armchair Jockey (5-2), and #7 Preacher Marsee (10-1), also make sense in a well-matched field.

Race 9 -- Claiming

A field of 10 will run a mile on the dirt in the $8,000 event. I will spread in this one as I prefer not to get knocked out in a lower-level claiming race.

Six-time local winner #1 Durlyn (8-1), the consistent #4 Kindhearted Kota (7-2), recent vixen #5 Brookes All Mine (4-1), Kelly Breen's #6 Watchin the Wheels (6-1), #7 Grace's Drama (20-1), recent claim #8 Ledecky (10-1), and top selection #10 Quick Point (3-1), are the ones.

Race 10 -- Allowance

I have to make a stand in one of the legs for cost purposes, and this is that race. I will go two-deep in a tough contest with recent local allowance winner #2 Sayyaaf (5-2) and Robert Falcone's #5 Aquaphobia (10-1).

Race 11 -- Maiden Special Weight

In a field where no horse has yet to distinguish himself as a standout, first-time starter #7 Lonesome Fugitive (7-2) is my top selection. Chad Brown trainee has five turf-winning siblings from six to have raced, and the colt should be dead-fit with works dating back to early November.

I am putting all my eggs in his basket to cap the ticket.

Suggested 20-cent wager

2,4 with 2,3,4,6 with 1,3,7,9 with 1,4,5,6,7,8,10 with 2,5 with 7 ($89.60)

Good luck!