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Zulu Alpha Catapults Cox to 2021 NHC; Bandzwolek Headed to 2020 NHC
February 03, 2020
Monmouth Park’s $300 first-ever “Last Chance/First Chance” NHC Qualifier was held on Saturday, January 25 and Kevin Cox of Baldwin, NY finished in the top spot.
Cox bested a field that included 147 entries. Headlined by an all-in bet on Zulu Alpha in the Pegasus World Cup Turf, he turned his starting $200 bankroll into $1,993.80 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 $20 per race.
By finishing first, Cox takes home the first-place cash prize of $3,350. Already a double-qualifier for 2020, Cox elected to take a 2021 NHC seat with his choice of year. Second-place finisher Bob Bandzwolek will be attending the 2020 NHC.
Monmouth Park’s next handicapping contest is coming up on Saturday, February 29. The $250 Simulcast Series Qualifier #1 will feature Gulfstream Park, Aqueduct and Tampa Bay. The overall winner receives a 2020 $2,000 Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge seat. The Top 10 finishers earn a spot in the May 9 Simulcast Series Invitational.
In total, the Top 5 finishers from Saturday are:
|1st||Kevin Cox||$1,996.80||$3,350+2021 NHC Seat|
|2nd||Bob Bandzwolek||$1,304||$1,340+2020 NHC Seat|
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