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Zhou Blows Doors Off Simulcast Series Challenge #4
April 29, 2019
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:
|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|
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