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Celebrate Father’s Day with $1.2 Million Rainbow 6 Carryover
Video: Rainbow 6 Insights from MJC Host-Analyst Naomi Tukker
Jockey Jevian Toledo Registers Four-Win Day Saturday
LAUREL, MD – Look no further than Sunday’s nine-race program at historic Pimlico Race Course for a chance to surprise Dad with the ultimate Father’s Day gift – a million-dollar payday.
The Maryland state record carryover jackpot in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 will once again be up for grabs, growing to $1,205,592.51 after the popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 21st consecutive racing day Saturday.
Last solved for a $23,346.70 payout May 7, the Rainbow 6 began with a $1,140,043.97 carryover from Friday and saw another $204,882 added to the pool. Multiple tickets with all six winners each returned $6,554.84.
The Rainbow 6 jackpot is paid out only when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 60 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners while 40 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.
Introduced in Maryland April 2, 2015 on opening day of Pimlico’s spring meet, the Rainbow 6 has far surpassed its previous state record carryover of $345,898.33 spanning 31 racing programs before being solved by one lucky bettor for a life-changing $399,545.94 payout April 15, 2018 at Laurel Park. The winning ticket was purchased through Maine off-track betting.
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Sunday’s Rainbow 6 spans Races 4-9, kicked off by a five-furlong turf sprint for maiden fillies age 3, 4 and 5 that attracted an overflow field of 14. The 5-2 program favorite is Venezuelan Talent, third on the also-eligible list, unraced since last fall at Gulfstream Park West. Miranda’s Desmond (7-2) came from 14 lengths back going the same distance in debut May 14 to run second by a half-length for trainer Brittany Russell.
Race 5 is a six-furlong claimer for 3-year-olds and up where Rock and Fellers is narrowly favored to win his fifth career race and first since September 2018 over Tom Terrific, racing second time off the claim for trainer Anthony Aguirre, and Russell’s Talented Dr. B, second in two starts this year.
Fillies and mares age 3, 4 and 5 will hit the turf course in a 1 1/16-mile maiden claimer in Race 6 led by Perfume River, the 5-2 program favorite over fellow second-time starter Downcomesthenite, also from the Russell barn, and trainer Kelly Rubley’s debut runner Sherylaway.
Wicked Hot, a 12-length maiden winner May 28 at Pimlico, looks to make it two in a row for trainer Graham Motion in Race 7, a six-furlong allowance for Maryland-bred/sired fillies and mares 3 and up. Marvella Nasty and Hell in a Shell also exit wins, while Quiet Imagination was stakes-placed in back-to-back races last fall, including to Hello Beautiful in the Maryland Million Distaff at Laurel Park.
An open allowance for fillies and mares 3 and up sprinting six furlongs serves as Sunday’s feature in Race 8. The group of six is led by Day Dayenu, a 4-year-old Into Mischief filly in her season debut for Rubley after making her previous five starts at Woodbine for Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse. Meet-leading trainer Claudio Gonzalez counters with Mischiefs Model, a one-length allowance winner May 31 at Pimlico.
Race 9, a five-furlong turf dash for fillies and mares 3 and up, concludes the sequence. Three horses – The Boss of You, Fast Lani and Merry Maid – are racing for the first time this year, while Not My Money, in the money in 15 of 26 starts including six seconds and eight thirds, is favored at 2-1 on the morning line.
There will also be a $1 Super Hi-5 carryover of $1,188.63.
First race post time Sunday is 12:40 p.m.
Jockey Jevian Toledo Registers Four-Win Day Saturday
Jockey Jevian Toledo solidified his hold on third in the Preakness Meet standings with a four-win afternoon Saturday at historic Pimlico Race Course.
Maryland’s leading rider in 2015 and 2017, the 26-year-old Toledo began his big day winning back-to-back races aboard Band On Tour ($5.20) in Race 4 and Golden Can ($5) in Race 5.
In Race 7, Toledo guided 9-5 favorite Grateful Bred to a 2 ½-length victory in the 5-year-old Great Notion gelding’s first start since running fourth behind Fiya in the 5 ½-furlong Maryland Million Turf Sprint last October at Laurel Park.
“He’s a really, really nice horse,” Toledo said. “When I asked him, he gave me everything he had. He was trying 100 percent.”
Represented by agent Marty Leonard, Toledo completed his afternoon with a 9 ¼-length triumph on 3-year-old Maryland-bred filly Tam Char in Race 8, a pickup mount. Trained by Charles Frock, Tam Char had not raced since finishing sixth in a six-furlong maiden claimer last October at Laurel.
“They told me to warm her up myself because she may need it, so I warmed her up myself. She broke and they told me to put her in the race because the [last] time she kind of stayed in the gate, and she was coming off a layoff,” Toledo said. “I put her in the race and she took me pretty close. I didn’t even ask her, and when I asked her she took off. It was pretty good.”
Toledo, who had won four with four of his previous 19 mounts, now has 21 wins, two behind J.D. Acosta, who won Saturday’s Race 3 on Mosby’s Ranger ($8.20). Charlie Marquez, who was at Delaware Park Saturday, leads the standings with 28 wins.
“I feel blessed. My agent did a really good job finding me good mounts today. I got pretty decent horses, pretty decent mounts,” Toledo said. [Tam Char] really surprised me. I just picked up the mount. The trainers and owners give me such a good opportunity, so I’ll take it.”
Notes: Owner-trainer Susan Cooney doubled Saturday with Mosby’s Ranger ($8.20) in Race 3 and Mick’sbestbetyet ($15.20) in Race 6.