Samples Finishes 1st and 5th in SSC #4; Earns PYP, Invitational Spot
May 02, 2022
Monmouth Park’s fourth and final $300 Simulcast Series Challenge Qualifier was held Saturday, April 30 and the winner was Michael Samples of Vero Beach, Fl.
Samples bested a field that included 110 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into $1,614 by betting races from Gulfstream, Belmont 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, Samples takes home the first-place cash prize of $4,025. In addition, he takes home a spot in the May 14 Simulcast Series Challenge Invitational as well as a seat in the $2,000 Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge on June 4. The rest of Saturday’s Top 10 finishers will be joining Samples in the Invitational. The Top 5 finishers in the 45-entry Invitational will select between two available NHC seats and three cash prizes.
The SSC Invitational – along with a separate $300 NHC Qualifier – will take place on Saturday, May 14.
In total, the Top 10 finishers are:
|1st||Michael Samples||$1,614||$4,025+PYP Seat+Invitational Seat|
|2nd||Damian Sasso||$1,371.50||$2,875+Invitational Seat|
|3rd||Joseph Guarino||$588||$2,070+Invitational Seat|
|4th||Joe Perry||$585.50||$920+Invitational Seat|
|5th||Michael Samples||$509.25||$460+Invitational Seat|
|6th||Darryl Mays||$478||$230+Invitational Seat|
|7th||Mark Hagenbuch||$453.75||$230+Invitational Seat|
|8th||Ken Jordan||$425.75||$230+Invitational Seat|
|9th||Bernard Reilly||$419||$230+Invitational Seat|
|10th||Frank D’Angelo||$361.70||$230+Invitational Seat|
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