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Ed Wright Captures 5th and Final SSC Qualifier of 2018

April 30, 2018

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Monmouth Park’s fifth and final Simulcast Series Challenge qualifier of 2018 was held Saturday, April 28 and the winner was Ed Wright of Brooklyn, NY.   

Wright bested a field that included 134 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into $1,030.60 by betting races from Gulfstream, Belmont and Laurel.Contest players could only bet win, place and/or show and needed to bet a minimum of $15 per race. 

By finishing first, Wright takes home the first place cash prize of $4,200.  In addition, in something new for the 2018 SSC, Wright earned a seat in Monmouth Park’s $2,000 Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge on June 2. 

In addition, Wright along with the rest of Sunday’s Top 10 advance to the SSC Invitational on Saturday, May 12.  The Top 5 finishers of that contest will select in order from a prize pool that includes 2 NHC seats and 3 Pick Your Prize seats. 

In total, the Top 10 finishers are: 

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st Ed Wright $1,030.60 $4,200+PYP seat+Invitational Seat
2nd Bill Rendino $1,017.50 $1,680+Invitational Seat
3rd Greg Knepper $901.80 $1,008+Invitational Seat
4th Brian Fairlie $880.40 $588+Invitational Seat
5th Lou Filoso $800.50 $294+Invitational Seat
6th Lou Filoso $714.25 $126+Invitational Seat
7th Art Veglia $606.75 $126+Invitational Seat
8th M. Devanathan $584.50 $126+Invitational Seat
9th Ralph Magnetti $523.50 $126+Invitational Seat
10th Joe Scanio $488.70 $126+Invitational Seat