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Fun in the Sun: Capped Payoff Boosts Top Finishers

by Johnny D

August 18, 2020

Freedom and Whiskey’s $74 upset in Saratoga’s 11th race Saturday catapulted a trio of contest players into prime winning positions in week 3 of Fun in the Sun. While the contest payoff on the Spa finale winner was capped at $210 (20-1) for scoring purposes, winning wagers on the longshot delivered dynamic knockout blows to competitors.

Anthony Decaspers topped all players with $360 in earnings to claim a $3,591 first prize along with a seat at the Fun in the Sun Final Table on Monday, September 7. His winning total was well clear of the top weekly earnings mark of $300 established by Kevin Lynn the previous week. Mathew McAleer checked in second with $347. He collects $1,496.25 plus a seat at the final table. Frederick Cipriano rounded out the list of prize winners with a $305 total and an $897.75 prize.

Just four Fun in the Sun Final Table seats out of 10 remain unclaimed. This week’s winners Decaspers and McAleer join Phillip Gordon, Aner Carlstrom, Kevin Lynn and Robert Rosen as the sextet awaits top two qualifiers each from August 22 and 29 action. The Final Table pot has grown to $18,257.50 and will increase in the coming weeks. Xpressbet already has juiced the prize pool with a $10k purse boost.

Play Fun in the Sun this Saturday with Xpressbet. There’s a $25 registration fee and players are required to make ‘live’ $10 win wagers on one horse in each of 10 competition races—usually the last five at Saratoga and the first five at Del Mar. All fees are returned to players in the form of prizes. Since contest wagers are ‘live’ players keep what they win. That means participants can come out ahead even if they don’t qualify for a prize.

See you Saturday!

Register now for this week's Fun in the Sun, and remember that the time of your signup is one of the weekly tie-breakers if necessary. It can pay to get into the game early.