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Hinckley takes week in Handicapping Contest

04:20 AM 27 Nov 2017 NZDT
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Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge
Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge

(November 26, 2017) - In the harness racing penultimate leg of the 2017 Hambletonian Society Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge on Saturday evening (11/25) at the Meadowlands, Sally Hinckley came out on top for the week to move into third place. While still in the lead overall, Rusty Nash's fifth place finish leaves the door open to the possibility of Gordon Waterstone grabbing the brass ring in seventy-ninth and final leg of the contest.

Hinckley took the weekly title easily with six winners out of eight races, including What The Hill ($12.80) in the TVG Final for open trotters who was victorious in a minor upset. In a card comprising of the Final Four stakes and the TVG Finals, the only race where she didn't cash in was the Goldsmith Maid; her selection in the Governor's Cup finished second. By the time all eight races were contested, Hinckley had a net profit of $35.30 for the evening. Finishing second with a net profit of $.90 for the evening was Megan Maccario who had four winners for the evening which was good enough to keep her in the race for third place, the final cashing position next week. Also with four winners on Saturday evening card was Jay Hochstetler whose net loss of $5.30 was good enough for the show position.

With only the Hap Hansen Progress Stake remaining the sole race to be contested in the contest, five handicappers remain in contention to earn a check for their respective rescues.  While the race for first place comes down to Nash and Waterstone, it is possible for Hinckley to land in second place, knocking Waterstone down to the show position in a worst-case situation (Nash can finish no worse than second place).  Should Hinckley have a bad week, Maccario and Anne Stepien remain in the race mathematically for the show position.  

Standings thru Saturday, November 25, 2017 - Leg #78

 

 

 

Pos

 

Handicapper

 

Total Points Earned

 

Legs Won

 

Points Back

 

Last Week

 

Streak

 

1st

 

Rusty Nash

 

1,484.70

 

7

 

 

 

1st

 

7

 

2nd

 

Gordon Waterstone

 

1,448.00

 

11

 

36.70

 

2nd

 

 

 

3rd

 

Sally Hinckley

 

1,407.48

 

10

 

77.22

 

5th

 

 

 

4th

 

Megan Maccario

 

1,379.90

 

9

 

104.80

 

4th

 

 

 

5th

 

Anne Stepien

 

1,366.82

 

9

 

117.88

 

3rd

 

 

 

6th

 

Matt Rose

 

1,337.88

 

10

 

146.82

 

6th

 

 

 

7th

 

Dennis O’Hara

 

1,336.85

 

10

 

147.85

 

7th

 

 

 

8th

 

Steve Horoky

 

1,270.83

 

5

 

213.87

 

8th

 

 

 

9th

 

Russ Adams

 

1,218.54

 

8

 

266.16

 

9th

 

 

 

10th

 

Ray Garnett

 

1,102.61

 

6

 

382.09

 

10th

 

 

 

11th

 

Jay Hochstetler

 

1,061.50

 

5

 

423.20

 

12th

 

 

 

12th

 

Bryan Owen

 

1,049.90

 

9

 

434.80

 

11th

 

 

 

13th

 

Michael Carter

 

898.03

 

3

 

586.67

 

13th

 

 

 

14th

 

Ray Cotolo

 

834.33

 

5

 

650.37

 

14th

 

 

 

15th

 

Terry Wilson

 

820.47

 

5

 

664.23

 

15th

 

 

 

16th

 

Rich Mattei

 

644.30

 

2

 

840.40

 

16th

 

 

 

Next Up:  The final leg of the contest concludes with the Progress Stakes at Dover Downs on Thursday, November 30.  

The 2017 Hambletonian Society Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge is sponsored by Adam Friedland, DRF Harness, Green Acquisition Corporation, The Hambletonian Society, Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment, Northfield Park, Ontario Harness Horse Association, Red Shores Charlottetown/Summerside, Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs, Wellbourne Farms, and WEG Entertainment.  The contest is administered by HANA Harness, the harness racing division of HANA, the Horseplayers Association of North America.  Fans may follow the challenge by visiting the contest site at http;//hanaharnesscontest.blogspot.com

Allan Schott

HANA Harness Racing Coordinator

allan@hanaweb.org

Check out the HANA Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge

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