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McKelvie explodes in Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge
Sunday, November 10, 2013 - from HANA Harness

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Mark McKelvie, winner of the 2012 handicapping contest, has been quiet for awhile in HANA Harness’ 2013 Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge, sponsored by the Hambletonian Society, Chicago Harness, IHHA, Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs, but when he wakes up, he wakes up. McKelvie scored an eye opening net profit of $1,000.40 on the American-National card at Balmoral Park on Saturday evening (Nov. 9).

The contest uses USTA-posted prices. If using out of state prices, McKelvie would have had a net profit of $1,011.30.

As a result of his performance, McKelvie moves into seventh place.

Overall contest leader Richard Scott remains on top despite his losing performance this week, showing an overall net profit of $106.75, leading the pack by $574.10. As we see from McKelvie’s performance this week, no position is solidified with seven contest dates remaining.

Here are the contest standings at the conclusion of action on Nov. 9, 2013.

Pos

Handicapper

Week Gain

Net Profit

Behind

Last Pos

Days Missed

1st

Richard Scott

($186.00)

$106.75

1st

6

2nd

Earl Paulson

$28.50

($467.35)

($574.10)

3rd

7

3rd

Rusty Nash

($166.40)

($616.77)

($723.52)

2nd

4

4th

Dennis O'Hara

$52.50

($972.95)

($1,079.70)

6th

2

5th

Ann Stepien

($23.50)

($1,018.10)

($1,124.85)

5th

1

6th

Garnet Barnsdale

($240.00)

($1,036.24)

($1,142.99)

4th

9

7th

Mark McKelvie

$1,000.40

($1,719.79)

($1,826.54)

9th

8

8th

Gordon Waterstone

($92.00)

($2,063.80)

($2,170.55)

7th

4

9th

Sally Hinckley

($151.90)

($2,517.60)

($2,624.35)

8th

0

10th

Ray Garnett

($240.00)

($3,098.93)

($3,205.68)

10th

3

Ten grace days permitted.  After ten days, there is a penalty of $30 per race.

Key Hits

Mark McKelvie: $30 win wager in the American-National for 2-year-old pacing colts paid $237.00, $15 exacta partial wheel ($30 total) in the American-Nation for 3-year-old trotting colts paid $843.00, $30 win ticket in the American-National for 3-year-old pacing fillies paid $117.00; Dennis O’Hara: $15 trifecta partial wheel ($30) in the American-National for 3-year-old pacing colts paid $250.50; Earl Paulson: $15 exacta box ($30) in the American-National for 3-year-old pacing fillies paid $142.50, $15 exacta box ($30) in the American-National open pace paid $126.00.

 

Contest Schedule This Week

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013–Maywood Park-$180,000 (est.) Windy City Pace-3-year-old Open; $73,000 (est.) Cinderella–3-year-old filly pacers; $110,000 (est.) Galt–3-year-old Open Trot; $89,000 (est.) Abe Lincoln–2-year-old Open Pace

 

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013–Dover Downs-$165,000 (est.) Matron–2-year-old colt and gelding pace; $149,000 (est.) Matron–3-year-old filly trot; $140,000 (est.) Matron-3-year-old colt and gelding trot; $173,000 (est.) Matron–3-year-old colt and gelding pace; $124,000 (est.) Matron–2-year-old filly trot; $160,000 (est.) Matron–2-year-old filly pace; $159,000 (est.) Matron–2-year-old colt and gelding trot; $123,000 (est.) Matron–3-year-old filly pace


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