Scott Alberg takes leg 27 of Hana Challenge

11:25 AM 07 Aug 2012 NZST
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Horseplayers Association of North America

Pen Handicapper Scott Alberg took top honors in leg 27 of HANA Harness' The Pen vs. The Chip Handicapping Challenge sponsored by the Hambletonian Society, Meadowlands, Tioga Downs, and Vernon Downs by scoring a Win ROI of 1.300 with gross earnings of $28.60 in a favorite-laden card at Grand River Raceway.

Alberg had a total of five winners on the day’s race card. Earl the Pearl was top dog in the Exacta side challenge by scoring a ROI of 1.980 with gross earnings of $87.10.

Through twenty-seven legs of the competition in the books, the updated leader board shows Mark McKelvie still in front with an ROI of 1.050 with Trackmaster’s Chatsworth Consortium and Pandy remaining in the second and third slots. Now starting to close in on the top three, Mr. Trifecta is in fourth place, only $41.70 away from the third spot.

Here are the complete standings after leg twenty-seven of the challenge:

Position Name $ Won ROI
1st Mark McKelvie (P) $791.40 1.05
2nd Chatsworth Consortium (C) $680.70 0.903
3rd Pandy (C) $678.20 0.899
4th Mr. Trifecta (P) $636.50 0.844
5th Bobby Z (P) $603.10 0.8
6th Scott Alberg (P) $589.30 0.782
7th Ray's Robot (C) $566.90 0.752
8th Earl the Pearl (C) $533.50 0.708

his week, the handicapping challenge pace slows albeit briefly, with only one handicapping leg this weekend on Sunday, August 12 where handicappers remain north of the border for Flamboro Downs’s $632,000 Confederation Cup race card which will be contested along with $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold finals for 3yo trotting fillies and colts and geldings.

For handicapping selections, statistics, and additional information regarding The Pen vs. The Chip Handicapping Challenge, you may visit http://hanaharnesscontest.blogspot.com.

by Allan SCHOTT

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