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Knepper Has the Luck of the Irish to Win SSC Qualifier #3

March 19, 2018

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Monmouth Park’s third Simulcast Series Challenge qualifier of 2018 was held Saturday, March 17 and the winner was Monmouth Park contest regular Greg Knepper of Westlawn, PA.   

Knepper bested a field that included 117 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into $1,420.20 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, Knepper takes home the first place cash prize of $3,350.  In addition, in something new for the 2018 SSC, Knepper earned a seat in Monmouth Park’s $2,000 Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge on June 2. 

In addition, Knepper along with the rest of Saturday’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 Greg Knepper $1,420.20 $3,350+PYP seat+Invitational Seat
2nd Ralph Magnetti $1,018.40 $1,340+Invitational Seat
3rd Al Squillante $924.55 $804+Invitational Seat
4th Wade Chubbuck $737 $469+Invitational Seat
5th Michael Samples $668.50 $234.50+Invitational Seat
6th Ronald Baldini $625.50 $100.50+Invitational Seat
7th Ed Wright $494 $100.50+Invitational Seat
8th Sean Nolan $446.85 $100.50+Invitational Seat
9th Marino Sciancalepore $440.40 $100.50+Invitational Seat
10th Bruce Fischbein $434 $100.50+Invitational Seat