The mantle for the weekly leader in HANA Harness' 2013 Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge sponsored by Chicago Harness, IHHA, Meadowlands Racetrack, Tioga Downs, and Vernon Downs was turned over to The Horseman And Fair World's Gordon Waterstone who topped all handicappers this past week with a net gain of $295 for the four-day Red Mile stand which allowed him to move up two positions in the contest to sixth.
Waterstone was one of two climbers in the standings this past week, the other being Rusty Nash whose gain of nearly $89 was good enough to move him into third place within striking range of second place. Overall contest leader status remains with Richard Scott who despite having a losing week managed to open his lead slightly on Garnet Barnsdale.
Steady going was the name of the game for Waterstone for he largely depended on modest hits to allow him to take advantage of the two key hits which was important considering the final day was marred with less than ideal weather conditions.
Garnet Barnsdale - $30 Exacta on 1st division of International Stallion Stake (ISS) 2yo colt and gelding pace paid $195, $30 Exacta 2nd elimination Kentucky Futurity paid $114.00; Ray Garnett - $5 Exacta ($30 total) on 2nd division of ISS 2yo filly pace paid $145.00; Sally Hinckley - $1 Trifecta Key ($30) on 3rd division of ISS 2yo colt and gelding trot paid $$155.90; Mark McKelvie - $2 Trifecta ($24) on 1st division of ISS 2yo filly pace paid $145.40; Rusty Nash - $10 Win Place wager ($20) on 3rd division of ISS 2yo filly trot paid $170.00, $15 Win, Place ($30) on 2nd division of ISS 2yo filly pace paid $205.50; Earl Paulson - $15 Exacta ($30) 3rd division of ISS 2yo colt and gelding trot paid $159; Anne Stepien - $3 Exacta ($18) on 2nd division ISS 2yo filly pace paid $87, $1 Trifecta ($24) on Allerage Farms Trot paid $124.40; Gordon Waterstone - $30 Win on 2nd division ISS 2yo filly pace paid $297, $30 Win on 2nd division ISS 2yo colt and gelding pace paid $129. (HANA)