Garnett takes top honors for week in Challenge

04:18 AM 03 Dec 2013 NZDT
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December 2, 2013 – Ray Garnett took top honors for the week in HANA Harness’ 2013 Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge sponsored by the Hambletonian Society, Chicago Harness, Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment, Tioga Downs, and Vernon Downs with a weekly net profit of $248.60, leading a trio of handicappers with triple digit profits.  Finishing second for the week was Gordon Waterstone with a net profit of $193.00 for the week with Sally Hinckley grabbing the show spot with a weekly profit of $115.00.

Garnett’s biggest hit came in the Three Diamonds as he made a $30 win wager on the winner Delightful Dragon, earning him $315.00.   

Overall contest leader, Richard Scott remains on top with a net loss of $127.40, $713.45 ahead of second place handicapper Earl Paulson.  With three races remaining, it appears the trailing handicappers will need to make some bold handicapping selections if they have any hope of catching Scott or to get into the top three in order to earn some money for their charities.

Here are the contest standings at the conclusion of action on December 1, 2013.

Pos

Handicapper

Week Gain

Net Profit

Behind

Last Pos

Days Missed

1st

Richard Scott

($161.00)

($127.40)

 

1st

6

2nd

Earl Paulson

($204.00)

($840.85)

($713.45)

2nd

7

3rd

Rusty Nash

($159.00)

($935.87)

($808.47)

3rd

4

4th

Ann Stepien

($112.05)

($1,036.95)

($909.55)

4th

1

5th

Dennis O'Hara

($168.00)

($1,228.45)

($1,101.05)

5th

2

6th

Garnet Barnsdale

($240.00)

($1,427.74)

($1,300.34)

6th

10

7th

Gordon Waterstone

$193.00

($2,040.60)

($1,913.20)

8th

4

8th

Mark McKelvie

($210.00)

($2,349.79)

($2,222.39)

7th

9

9th

Sally Hinckley

$115.00

($2,670.50)

($2,543.10)

9th

0

10th

Ray Garnett

$248.60

($3,180.43)

($3,053.03)

10th

3

Ten grace days permitted.  After ten days, there is a penalty of $30 per race.

Key Hits

Ray Garnett - $5 Exacta Box ($30) in The Valley Victory paid $105.50, $30 Win in The Three Diamonds paid $315.00; Sally Hinckley - $20 Trifecta plus a $5 Trifecta Key ($10) in The Moni Maker paid $325.00; Dennis O’Hara - $10 Trifecta ($30) in The Moni Maker paid $130.00; Gordon Waterstone -  $10 Exacta ($30) in The Nadia Lobell paid $333.00, $10 Trifecta ($30) in The Moni Maker paid $130.00.

Remaining Contest Schedule

Saturday, December 7, 2013 – Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment; $58,000(Est.) Reynolds - 3yo Colt Pace, $50,000(Est.) Reynolds – 3yo Filly Pace

Saturday, December 14, 2013 – Northfield Park; $130,000(Est.) Cleveland Classic - Open

by Allan Schott for HANA

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