Movement In HANA Handicapping Contest

Published: May 27, 2013 10:56 am EDT

The contestants of the 2013 HANA Harness Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge welcomed the change in scenery this past week, with many of the challengers being successful one or both days this weekend.

As a result, while Rusty Nash remains in front. There was considerable movement in the standings this past week, with the biggest move coming from Richard Scott, who was sixth but moved into second place with net profits for the weekend of $192.90 Dennis O’Hara, who remains in third place, was second best for the weekend with a profit of $92.80. Three other handicappers were in the black this past week.

The top play this week was Richard Scott’s $10 WPS ticket on Economy Terror in the Betsy Ross at Harrah’s Philadelphia which returned $168.00. The big winner on Saturday was Dennis O’Hara, whose $5 three-horse exacta box in the Dan Patch returned him $113.50, followed by The Horseman and Fair World’s Gordon Waterstone whose $20 Win and $10 Place wager on Bolt The Duer paid an even $100.00.

Here are the current standings:

Key Hits: In the Dan Patch, Sally Hinckley had a $10 WPS ticket on Bolt The Duer netting a $52.00 profit, Dennis O’Hara had a $5 Exacta Box which netted him $83.50, and Gordon Waterstone had a $20 Win and $10 to Place on Bolt The Duer, netting $70.00. On Sunday’s Betsy Ross, Richard Scott had a $10 WPS ticket on Economy Terror which grossed $168.00.

Contest Schedule This Week

Friday, May 31

Western Fair
• $150,000 Molson Pace Invitational

Saturday, June 1

• $218,850 (est.) Golden Girls
• $50,000 Meadowlands Pacing FFA

Mohawk Racetrack
• $150,000 (est.) Somebeachsomewhere

Yonkers Raceway
• $275,000 (gtd.) Art Rooney Pace
• $115,000 (est.) Lismore

(With files from HANA)