Pen Handicapper Pandy scratched out a vtory in Leg 24 of HANA Harness' The Pen vs. The Chip Handicapping Challenge sponsored by The Hambletonian Society, Meadowlands, Tioga Downs, and Vernon Downs which was contested Friday evening (July 27) at the Meadowlands by a mere $0.20 over Mark McKelvie ($29.60 vs. $29.40) with a WIN ROI of 1.233.
McKelvie lost out the photo with his ROI of 1.225. Others that finished at or above the waterline were Bobby Z (1.092) andthe Pearl (1.000). With regards to the side competition regarding Exactas, the Pearl scored a ROI of 1.979, defeating Bobby Z (1.623), grossing $95.00.
Although finishing second for the evening, McKelvie was able to re-take the lead in the overall contest with a ROI of 1.010 with Trackmaster's Chatsworth Consortium dropping back to second with a ROI of 0.977. Picking up the show spot is Pandy (0.881).
After twenty-four legs of the Handicapping Challenge, the overall standings are (Position Name $ Won ROI):
1st Mark McKelvie (P) $672.90 1.010
nd Chatsworth Consortium $650.40 0.977
rd Pandy $586.50 0.881
th Mr. Trifecta (P) $557.90 0.838
th Bobby Z (P) $535.10 0.803
th Scott Alberg (P) $502.30 0.754
th Ray's Robot $482.20 0.724
The Pen vs. The Chip competition continues this afternoon at The Meadows when the $500,000 Delvin Miller Adios Final is contested. Selections for this afternoon's card are now available.
As always, contest dates, handicapper selections, and additional statistical information are available at the contest website (http://hanaharnesscontest.blogspot.com). Each leg's selections will be posted the morning of the day's racing action.
by Allan SCHOTT