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Amedure Headed to Invitational, PYP after SSC#1 Win
January 19, 2019
Monmouth Park’s first $250 Simulcast Series Challenge Qualifier was held Saturday, January 19 and the winner was James Amedure of Staten Island, NY.
Amedure bested a field that included 97 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into $1,087 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, Amedure takes home the first-place cash prize of $4,850. 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 Amedure in the Invitational. The Top 2 finishers in the Invitational will earn a 2020 NHC seat.
Saturday’s qualifier was the first of four 0% Takeout Bankroll Builder qualifiers in the SSC. Monmouth Park’s next handicapping contest is coming up on Saturday, March 2.
In total, the Top 10 finishers are:
|1st||James Amedure||$1,087||$4,850+PYP Seat+Invitational Seat|
|2nd||Michael Samples||$690.25||$1,940+Invitational Seat|
|3rd||Brian Fairlie||$665.35||$1,164+Invitational Seat|
|4th||Pete Rogers||$630.20||$679+Invitational Seat|
|5th||Pete Rogers||$567||$339.50+Invitational Seat|
|6th||Anthony Doino||$484.65||$145.50+Invitational Seat|
|7th||Pat Nufrio||$410.50||$145.50+Invitational Seat|
|8th||Michael Murphy||$338.20||$145.50+Invitational Seat|
|9th||Michael Samples||$336.75||$145.50+Invitational Seat|
|10th||David Conover||$336||$145.50+Invitational Seat|
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