Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pandy Takes Leg Fifteen Honors; McKelvie Clings to Lead

(July 1, 2012) – The fifteenth leg of HANA Harness’ The Pen vs. The Chip Handicapping Challenge sponsored by The Hambletonian Society, Meadowlands, Tioga Downs, and Vernon Downs is in the books following the completion of last night’s card at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and when the dust settled, Chip handicapper Pandy was on the top of the leg’s leader board with a Win ROI of 1.74 followed closely behind by Trackmaster’s Chatsworth Consortium which took second place honors with a ROI of 1.57 followed by Pen Handicapper Bobby Z, who took show honors with a 1.29 ROI. Despite not taking the top spot in several legs, Mark McKelvie’s consistent performance allows him to cling to the overall lead with a 1.00 ROI with Chatsworth Consortium nipping at McKelvie’s heels with a 0.98 ROI; separated by a mere $6.80 difference.

In regards to exacta selections for the most recent leg, it was a question of quality over quantity as the Chatsworth Consortium had an Exacta ROI of 4.09 as the two exactas taken down grossed $261.60 while Bobby Z’s five exacta selections resulted in a ROI of 2.23, grossing $143.00.

Through the first fifteen legs of the Handicapping Challenge, the overall standings are:

                                Position
Name
$ Won
ROI
1st
Mark McKelvie (P)
$398.20
1.00
2nd
TM’s Chatsworth Consortium (C)
$391.40
0.98
3rd
Bobby Z (P)
$349.10
0.87
4th
Ray's Robot (C)
$345.10
0.86
5th
Mr. Trifecta (P)
$332.40
0.83
6th
Pandy (C)
$329.20
0.82
7th
Scott Alberg (P)
$290.80
0.73
8th
Earl the Pear (C)l
$262.70
0.66

This week, the Handicapping Challenge handicappers will be busy with a trio of contest dates. Thursday and Friday, legs sixteen and seventeen will be at the Meadowlands for the Reynolds Stakes, while leg eighteen on Saturday evening will be staged at Yonkers Raceway when the Yonkers Trot will be contested.

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.

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