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Zhou Headed to Invitational, PYP after SSC#1 Win
February 02, 2021
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:
|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|
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