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Zhou Blows Doors Off Simulcast Series Challenge #4

April 29, 2019

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Monmouth Park’s fourth and final $250 Simulcast Series Challenge Qualifier was held Saturday, April 27 and the runaway winner was Tony Zhou of Jersey City, NJ.

Zhou hit big early and bested a field that included 127 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into an impressive $4,100.50 by betting races from Belmont, Gulfstream and Laurel. Contest players could only bet win, place and/or show and needed to bet a minimum of $15 per race.

By finishing first, Zhou takes home the first-place cash prize of $6,350. 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 Zhou in the Invitational. The Top 2 finishers in the Invitational will earn a 2020 NHC seat.

Saturday’s qualifier was the last of four 0% Takeout Bankroll Builder qualifiers in the SSC. In addition to the SSC Invitational on May 11, there will also be a $250 NHC Qualifier open to all players awarding NHC seats to the Top 2 finishers.

In total, the Top 10 finishers are:

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st Tony Zhou $4,100.50 $6,350+PYP Seat+Invitational Seat
2nd Joe Perry $1,362.75 $2,540+Invitational Seat
3rd Brian Fairlie $1,255.80 $1,524+Invitational Seat
4th Fiore Esposito $1,047.50 $889+Invitational Seat
5th Frank Salsano $1,030.90 $444.50+Invitational Seat
6th Jeffrey Benenati $855 $190.50+Invitational Seat
7th Mitch Schuman $845.05 $190.50+Invitational Seat
8th Roger Hammer $773.50 $190.50+Invitational Seat
9th Damiano Sasso $702.50 $190.50+Invitational Seat
10th Kevin Engelhard $640.50 $190.50+Invitational Seat