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Zhou Headed to Invitational, PYP after SSC#1 Win

February 02, 2021

view of race from seating area

Monmouth Park’s first $300 Simulcast Series Challenge Qualifier was held Saturday, January 30 and the winner was Tony Zhou of Jersey City.

Zhou bested a field that included 111 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into $1,463.95 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, Zhou takes home the first-place cash prize of $6,325.  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 Zhou in the Invitational.  The Top 2 finishers in the Invitational will earn a 2022 NHC seat.

Monmouth Park’s next three Simulcast Series Qualifiers are coming up on February 27, March 27 and April 24.

In total, the Top 10 finishers are:

1stTony Zhou$1,463.95$6,325+PYP Seat+Invitational Seat
2ndMichael Starkey$1,100$2,530+Invitational Seat
3rdStephen Franklin$916$1,518+Invitational Seat
4thDarryl Mays$799.75$885.50+Invitational Seat
5thMark Hagenbuch$780.50$442.75+Invitational Seat
6thJohn Calia$704$189.75+Invitational Seat
7thRalph Magnetti$675.50$189.75+Invitational Seat
8thShirley Wolff$675.25$189.75+Invitational Seat
9thRoger Cettina$500$189.75+Invitational Seat
10thKenneth Magner$406.70$189.75+Invitational Seat