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Amedure Headed to Invitational, PYP after SSC#1 Win

January 19, 2019

view of race from seating area

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:

1stJames Amedure$1,087$4,850+PYP Seat+Invitational Seat
2ndMichael Samples$690.25$1,940+Invitational Seat
3rdBrian Fairlie$665.35$1,164+Invitational Seat
4thPete Rogers$630.20$679+Invitational Seat
5thPete Rogers$567$339.50+Invitational Seat
6thAnthony Doino$484.65$145.50+Invitational Seat
7thPat Nufrio$410.50$145.50+Invitational Seat
8thMichael Murphy$338.20$145.50+Invitational Seat
9thMichael Samples$336.75$145.50+Invitational Seat
10thDavid Conover$336$145.50+Invitational Seat