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Samples Wins Final SSC Qualifier; Headed to Invitational and PYP
April 26, 2021
Monmouth Park’s fourth and final $300 Simulcast Series Challenge Qualifier was held Saturday, April 24 and the winner was Michael Samples of Ocean, NJ.
Samples bested a field that included 115 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into $622.20 by betting races from Belmont, 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, Samples takes home a cash prize of $6,625. In addition, he takes home a spot in the May 22 Simulcast Series Challenge Invitational as well as a seat in the $2,000 Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge on June 12. The rest of Saturday’s Top 10 finishers will be joining Samples in the Invitational. The Top 2 finishers in the Invitational will earn a 2022 NHC seat.
The Invitational, along with a separate $300 NHC Qualifier, will take place on Saturday, May 22.
In total, the Top 10 finishers are:
|1st||Michael Samples||$622.20||$6,625+PYP Seat+Invitational Seat|
|2nd||David Wolff||$512.50||$2,650+Invitational Seat|
|3rd||David Wolff||$466.30||$1,590+Invitational Seat|
|4th||Noel Lafferty||$391.25||$927.50+Invitational Seat|
|5th||Michael Sweeney||$321.50||$463.75+Invitational Seat|
|6th||Pete Macheska||$297.75||$198.75+Invitational Seat|
|7th||Janice Fairlie||$294||$198.75+Invitational Seat|
|8th||Brian Fairlie||$289||$198.75+Invitational Seat|
|9th||George Bosch||$272.90||$198.75+Invitational Seat|
|10th||Anthony Imburgio||$212.50||$198.75+Invitational Seat|
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