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Caltagirone Surges to Win SSC #3; Earns PYP, Invitational Spot

April 03, 2022

view of race from seating area

Monmouth Park’s third $300 Simulcast Series Challenge Qualifier was held Saturday, April 2 and the winner was Paul Caltagirone of Manchester, NJ.

Caltagirone bested a field that included 112 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into $1,568 by betting races from Gulfstream, Aqueduct and Tampa Bay. Contest players could only bet win, place and/or show and needed to bet a minimum of $15 per race.

By finishing first, Caltagirone takes home the first-place cash prize of $4,130.  In addition, he takes home a spot in the May 14 Simulcast Series Challenge Invitational as well as a seat in the $2,000 Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge on June 4.  The rest of Saturday’s Top 10 finishers will be joining Caltagirone in the Invitational.  The Top 5 finishers in the 45-entry Invitational will select between two available NHC seats and three cash prizes.

Monmouth Park’s final Simulcast Series Qualifier is coming up on  April 30.

In total, the Top 10 finishers are:

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st Paul Caltagirone $1,568 $4,310+PYP Seat+Invitational Seat
2nd Bill Rendino $1,566 $2,950+Invitational Seat
3rd Matt Bickey $1,000.55 $2,124+Invitational Seat
4th Greg Knepper $988.25 $944+Invitational Seat
5th Pete Macheska $710.05 $472+Invitational Seat
6th Noel Lafferty $521.70 $236+Invitational Seat
7th Mark Hagenbuch $487.95 $236+Invitational Seat
8th James Giamundo $472.40 $236+Invitational Seat
9th Ron Juliano $457.50 $236+Invitational Seat
10th Fiore Esposito $391.75 $236+Invitational Seat