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Samples Finishes 1st and 5th in SSC #4; Earns PYP, Invitational Spot

May 02, 2022

view of race from seating area

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:

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
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