Michael Caposio of Temecula, Calif. had one big hit on Saturday. But that was enough to secure him the lead after Day 1 of the two-day The BIG One tourney at Laurel Park in Laurel, Md.
Caposio played $20 to win on 22-1 shot Broadway Bay ($46.20) in Race 5 at Parx to collect $462.00. And he also played a $20 cold exacta on Broadway Bay over runner up (3-1 shot) Kelly Tough. The $2 exacta came back at $248.20. But Caposio had it 10 times for a total haul of $2,944. It was the only winning race Caposio had all day…but that was enough (despite subsequent losses) to finish Day 1 with a total of $3,034 — $566 more than Day 1 runner up Nicholas Fazzolari.
Here are the complete end-of-Day-1 standings:
From an initial field of 52, three people busted out during Day 1. Plus one player was unable to attend The BIG One due to a personal issue. As a result, 48 players will return for Day 2, vying for $103,000 in prize money plus 10 NHC seats, 8 BCBC seats and 10 HPWS seats.
Day 2 will feature Laurel, Belmont, Gulfstream and Churchill Downs as contest tracks.