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Fun in the Sun Recap: Week 1 to Gordon, Week 2 Saturday

by Johnny D

August 4, 2020

In last Saturday's opening week Fun in the Sun action, 3 in-the-money finishers correctly selected 50% winners from 10 total races--last 5 at Saratoga and first 5 at Del Mar. Phillip Gordon picked the juiciest quintet of winners, including 4 out of 5 at Saratoga and the last 3 overall. That assault combined to produce a total of $299 in earnings based on $10 win wagers. A healthy field of 398 players boosted the weekly prize pot to over $6,800 and Gordon earned a hefty $4,137 of it, plus one of 10 seats at the FITS Final Table set for Labor Day.

Aner Carlstrom also tabbed 5 overall winners, setting the early pace by selecting the winners of 4 of the first 5 contest races (Saratoga 8, 9 and Del Mar 2, 3). He added a winner in Del Mar’s 5th race to finish second in the weekly competition with $292.50. That was good enough to earn him $1,723.75 plus a Final Table berth.

John Kehoe also tabbed 5 of 10 winners, and 2 of the last 3, to finish third with $289.50, good for $1,034.25 in first-week prize money.

Profitable Fun in the Sun play continues this Saturday and includes exciting Travers Day stakes races among the last 5 Saratoga heats and the first 5 from Del Mar. Play is open to Xpressbet account holders only with a $25 registration fee. Players must wager $10 to win on one horse in each contest race. Weekly prizes are based on percentages of the total weekly pool and all fees are returned to players in the form of prizes. A percentage of each weekly pool ultimately will establish a Final Table pot, including a $10,000 sweetener added by Xpressbet. The top 2 finishers each week in the 5-week competition will advance to the Final Table on Monday, September 7.

You know you’re going to be playing Saturday’s races at Saratoga and Del Mar. Why not add to your entertainment by playing Fun in the Sun?

See you Saturday!