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Zhou Opens Up Early to Crush Rivals in SSC #4

April 09, 2018

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Monmouth Park’s fourth Simulcast Series Challenge qualifier of 2018 was held Sunday, April 8 and the runaway winner was Tony Zhou of Jersey City, NJ.   

Zhou bested a field that included 113 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into a impressive $4,000 by betting races from Gulfstream, Aqueduct and Keeneland.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 $3,150.  In addition, in something new for the 2018 SSC, Zhou earned a seat in Monmouth Park’s $2,000 Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge on June 2. 

In addition, Zhou along with the rest of Sunday’s Top 10 advance to the SSC Invitational on Saturday, May 12.  The Top 5 finishers of that contest will select in order from a prize pool that includes 2 NHC seats and 3 Pick Your Prize seats. 

In total, the Top 10 finishers are: 

FinishNameBankrollPrize
1stTony Zhou$4,000$3,150+PYP seat+Invitational Seat
2ndBarbara Rendino$835.10$1,260+Invitational Seat
3rdAl Squillante$800.10$756+Invitational Seat
4thFiore Esposito$800$441+Invitational Seat
5thLou Filoso$682.25$220.50+Invitational Seat
6thJoe Scanio$654.90$94.50+Invitational Seat
7thHerb Iannuzzi$585.50$94.50+Invitational Seat
8thRobert Staudt$494.50$94.50+Invitational Seat
9thMark Hagenbuch$483$94.50+Invitational Seat
10thGlenn Zmigrodski$481$94.50+Invitational Seat