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Garnett takes North America Cup leg of contest

07:42 AM 19 Jun 2017 NZST
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(June 18, 2017) - While Dennis O'Hara gets to claim a moral victory by selecting four of the six harness racing stake winners on Saturday's (June 17) Pepsi North America Cup card at Mohawk Racetrack, it was only good enough for second place as Ray Garnett managed to take top honors in this leg of the Hambletonian Society Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge by selecting Bettors Up ($24.40) in the Fan Hanover. In the overall contest, Matt Rose (415.1 points) maintains his lead over Rusty Nash (414.3 pts.) by a mere 0.8 points.

In addition to Bettors Up, Garnett's performance was aided with his selection of Macs Jackpot who finished second in the North America Cup consolation as it returned a combined $17.90 for place and show. His other winners Saturday were Hannelore Hanover ($2.40) in the Armbro Flight and Lady Shadow ($3,60) in the Roses Are Red. With his win, Garnett moves up from eighth to sixth place.

In the overall net profit competition, Rusty Nash leads Ray Garnett by $12.90.  Matt Rose trails in third, back an additional $17.50.. 

Standings as of Saturday,  June 17, 2017 - Leg #24

 

Pos

 

Handicapper

 

Total Points Earned

 

Legs Won

 

Last Leg

 

Streak

 

1st

 

Matt Rose

 

415.1

 

5

 

1st

 

3

 

2nd

 

Rusty Nash

 

414.3

 

5

 

2nd

     

3rd

 

Russ Adams

 

365.1

 

5

 

3rd

 

 

 

4th

 

Megan Maccario

 

354.5

 

4

 

4th

 

 

 

5th

 

Dennis O’Hara

 

332.0

 

4

 

5th

     

6th

 

Ray Garnett

 

329.9

 

3

 

8th

     

7th

 

Gordon Waterstone

 

313.1

 

3

 

6th

     

8th

 

Sally Hinckley

 

281.3

 

3

 

7th

     

9th

 

Jay Hochstetler

 

277.8

 

3

 

9th

     

10th

 

Steve Horoky

 

230.4

 

2

 

10th

     

11th

 

Bryan Owen

 

219.2

 

2

 

11th

     

12th

 

Michael Carter

 

209.4

 

2

 

12th

     

13th

 

Terry Wilson

 

194.5

 

2

 

14th

     

14th

 

Adam Friedland

 

176.8

 

1

 

13th

     

15th

 

Anne Stepien

 

161.5

 

2

 

16th

     

16th

 

Ray Cotolo

 

157.3

 

1

 

16th

     


 

Next Up:  A week off for the handicappers before the challenge resumes on July 1 with Sun Stakes Saturday at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and the Cleveland Trot Classic at Northfield Park. The following weekend features the contest’s first appearance of two year olds in the Kindergarten Series (Friday) plus the Graduate Series (Saturday) at the Meadowlands, and concludes with the non-Grand Circuit Governors Cup at Summerside Raceway.

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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