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Vail Wins Simulcast Series Challenge #2

March 02, 2019

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Monmouth Park’s second $250 Simulcast Series Challenge Qualifier was held Saturday, March 2 and the winner was John Vail III of Lyndhurst, NJ.

Vail bested a field that included 142 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into $1,017 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, Vail takes home the first-place cash prize of $7,100. In addition, he takes home a spot in the May 11 Simulcast Series Challenge Invitational as well as a seat in the $2,000 Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge on June 1. The rest of Saturday’s Top 10 finishers will be joining Vail in the Invitational. The Top 2 finishers in the Invitational will earn a 2020 NHC seat.

Saturday’s qualifier was the second of four 0% Takeout Bankroll Builder qualifiers in the SSC. Monmouth Park’s next handicapping contest is coming up on Saturday, March 30.

In total, the Top 10 finishers are:

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st John Vail III $1,017 $7,100+PYP Seat+Invitational Seat
2nd Lou Filoso $922.60 $2,840+Invitational Seat
3rd Roger Cettina $640 $1,704+Invitational Seat
4th Jennifer Prince $629.25 $994+Invitational Seat
5th Al Squillante $600.50 $497+Invitational Seat
6th Tony Kite $563.80 $213+Invitational Seat
7th Damiano Sasso $533.75 $213+Invitational Seat
8th Eugene Borcan $410.50 $213+Invitational Seat
9th John Faulhabel $360.50 $213+Invitational Seat
10th Stanley Lue $313.75 $213+Invitational Seat