HALLANDALE BEACH, FL—Saturday’s mandatory payout of the 20¢ Rainbow 6 jackpot pool is expected to offer the potential to yield a life-changing payoff at Gulfstream Park.

The jackpot pool is expected to grow into the millions after wagering is closed Saturday, should the popular multi-race wager continue to go unsolved Friday.

An estimated Rainbow 6 jackpot pool of $575,000 will be up for grabs on Friday’s 10-race program at Gulfstream. The sequence for the popular multi-race wager will span Races 5-10, featuring the return of jockey Hector Berrios aboard Amador Sanchez-trained mounts in Races 7 and 9.

On mandatory-payout days, the entire Rainbow 6 jackpot pool is paid out to the bettor or bettors with the most winners in the wager’s six-race sequence. The carryover jackpot 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% of that day’s pool usually goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30% is carried over to the jackpot pool.

Saturday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 8-13, anchored by the $75,000 Wildcat Red Handicap in Race 12 and the $100,000 Powder Break in Race 13.

Saturday’s program drew 117 entries.

Saffie Joseph Jr.-trained Lord Miles, who captured the 2023 Wood Memorial (G2), is scheduled to make his second start off an eight-month layoff in the $75,000 Wildcat Red overnight handicap. Lord Miles is set to carry co-highweight of 120 pounds in a field of eight 3-year-olds and older who will go one mile.

In the feature on Saturday, a field of 11 fillies and mares will go a mile-and-70-yards on synthetic in the $75,000 Powder Break. The Powder Break also offers a $20,000 top 3 bonus for Florida-breds presented by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association.

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