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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:

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st Tony Zhou $1,463.95 $6,325+PYP Seat+Invitational Seat
2nd Michael Starkey $1,100 $2,530+Invitational Seat
3rd Stephen Franklin $916 $1,518+Invitational Seat
4th Darryl Mays $799.75 $885.50+Invitational Seat
5th Mark Hagenbuch $780.50 $442.75+Invitational Seat
6th John Calia $704 $189.75+Invitational Seat
7th Ralph Magnetti $675.50 $189.75+Invitational Seat
8th Shirley Wolff $675.25 $189.75+Invitational Seat
9th Roger Cettina $500 $189.75+Invitational Seat
10th Kenneth Magner $406.70 $189.75+Invitational Seat