Vail Wins Simulcast Series Challenge #2
March 02, 2019
Monmouth Park’s second $250 Simulcast Series Challenge Qualifier was held Saturday, March 2 and the winner was John Vail III of Lyndhurst, NJ.
Vail bested a field that included 142 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into $1,017 by betting races from Aqueduct, Gulfstream 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, Vail takes home the first-place cash prize of $7,100. In addition, he takes home a spot in the May 11 Simulcast Series Challenge Invitational as well as a seat in the $2,000 Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge on June 1. The rest of Saturday’s Top 10 finishers will be joining Vail in the Invitational. The Top 2 finishers in the Invitational will earn a 2020 NHC seat.
Saturday’s qualifier was the second of four 0% Takeout Bankroll Builder qualifiers in the SSC. Monmouth Park’s next handicapping contest is coming up on Saturday, March 30.
In total, the Top 10 finishers are:
|1st||John Vail III||$1,017||$7,100+PYP Seat+Invitational Seat|
|2nd||Lou Filoso||$922.60||$2,840+Invitational Seat|
|3rd||Roger Cettina||$640||$1,704+Invitational Seat|
|4th||Jennifer Prince||$629.25||$994+Invitational Seat|
|5th||Al Squillante||$600.50||$497+Invitational Seat|
|6th||Tony Kite||$563.80||$213+Invitational Seat|
|7th||Damiano Sasso||$533.75||$213+Invitational Seat|
|8th||Eugene Borcan||$410.50||$213+Invitational Seat|
|9th||John Faulhabel||$360.50||$213+Invitational Seat|
|10th||Stanley Lue||$313.75||$213+Invitational Seat|