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Mays Trounces the Field in December 1 NHC Qualifier

December 01, 2018

close up of horse and rider

Monmouth Park’s $250 NHC Qualifier was held Saturday, December 1 and the winner was Darryl Mays of Plainfield, NJ.

Mays bested a field that included 170 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into $2,228.50 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, Mays takes home the first-place cash prize of $5,200.  In addition, he takes home his second seat to the 2019 National Horseplayers Championship.  Second-place finisher Stelios Kandias is also headed to the NHC.

Monmouth Park’s next handicapping contest is coming up on Saturday, December 29.  It will be a $400 LAST CHANCE NHC qualifier using races from Gulfstream, Aqueduct and Tampa Bay and awarding NHC seats to the Top 5 finishers.

In total, the Top 10 finishers are:

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st Darryl Mays $2,228.50 $5,200+NHC Seat
2nd Stelios Kandias $910 $2,080+NHC Seat
3rd Eric Wing $667.50 $1,248
4th Michael Christadore $650 $728
5th Alan Levitt $508 $364
6th Damiano Sasso $500 $156
7th Fiore Esposito $500 $156
8th Larry Hall $400.25 $156
9th Michael Sweeney $300.50 $156
10th Doug Schenk $181 $156