Hinckley takes Leg 5, Zanakis still leads shoot-out

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May 11, 2014 - With six handicappers coming out on the positive side of the ledger in leg five of HANA Harness' 2014 Grand Circuit 'Shoot-Out' Handicapping Contest presented by The Hambletonian Society, DRF Harness, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment, Northfield Park, Tioga Downs, and Vernon Downs it is Sally Hinckley who takes top honors with a net profit of $192for the week.

She was $32 ahead of 2012 champion Mark McKelvie who finished the week $160 to the positive. Despite the solid showing of these handicappers, Bob Zanakis remains the overall leader despite a loss of $62.20 for the week with an overall net profit of $765.15; $310.15 in front of second place Brandon Valvo.

Hinckley was able to finish on top for the leg by earning a $134 profit on a $5 Trifecta box using Sweet Lou (part of the Burke entry) along with Bolt The Duer and Thinking Out Loud. Other big hits were earned by Mark McKelvie ($185 profit on a $25 Exacta Wheel of the Burke entry on top of the second and third place finishers), Earl Paulson ($60 profit on a $150 Place wager on the entry), and Josi Verlingieri ($60 profit on a $120 Win wager on the winning entry).

The standings after five legs of the contest are:

As of May 10, 2014 - Leg 5

Pos

Handicapper

Week Gain

Net Profit

Behind

Last Pos

Days Missed

1st

Bob Zanakis

($62.20)

$765.15

 

1st

0

2nd

Brandon Valvo

($240.00)

$455.00

$310.15

2nd

0

3rd

Mark McKelvie

$160.00

$425.00

$340.15

4th

0

4th

Earl Paulson

$60.00

$127.50

$637.65

7th

0

5th

Brian McEvoy

$15.00

$122.50

$642.65

6th

0

6th

Derick Giwner

($56.00)

$86.00

$679.15

5th

0

7th

Gordon Waterstone

($240.00)

$85.00

$680.15

3rd

0

8th

Sally Hinckley

$192.00

$78.60

$686.55

8th

0

9th

Rusty Nash

$0.00

($160.00)

$925.15

9th

0

10th

Ann Stepien

$8.00

($377.00)

$1,142.15

12th

0

11th

Ray Garnett

($150.00)

($400.70)

$1,165.85

10th

0

12th

Garnet Barnsdale

($250.00)

($593.00)

$1,358.15

11th

0

13th

Ray Cotolo

($62.00)

($603.00)

$1,368.15

14th

0

14th

Dennis O'Hara

($250.00)

($741.00)

$1,506.15

13th

0

15th

Josi Verlingieri

$36.40

($742.60)

$1,507.75

15th

0

Five grace days permitted.  After ten days, there is a penalty of $200 per day.

The Grand Circuit Shoot-Out continues Saturday evening, May 10, with the Laverne Hill Memorial at Scioto Downs and the Arthur J. Cutler Memorial at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.

by Allan Schott, for HANA

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