Tim Meister of Camarillo, California won the fifth week of the TIF BetMakers Summer Prop Contest, besting Frank Moscardini Jr. of Wheaton, Illinois on the tiebreaker. Both were the only players with nine of 12 props correct.
It was a second consecutive strong week for Meister, who was one of six players tied for third in Week 4.
Meister chose to direct $1,000 to the Backside Learning Center at Churchill Downs. Moscardini also chose the BLC for a $600 second-place donation direction.
Former Horseplayer of the Year Michael Beychok won a seven-way tie for third this week and directed $400 to New Vocations.
In the overall standings, fifth week winner Tim Meister has moved into a tie for the overall lead with Jeffrey Coakley of Waikoloa, Hawaii who improved on his number of correct props as one of the seven players tied for third last week. Priscila Beloch dropped out of a first-place tie, but still improved on her overall number and stands alone in third with three weeks of the contest remaining.
Below the updated standings are the results from the fifth week.
TOP 20 CONTEST STANDINGS
1st – Jeffrey Coakley – Waikoloa, HI – 31
Tim Meister – Camarillo, CA
3rd – Priscila Beloch – Lexington, KY – 30
4th – David Karb – East Aurora, NY – 29
Tyler Whisman – Union, KY
6th – Jeffrey Amster – Oceanside, NY – 28
Connor LeClair – Ravena, NY
Zachary Levine – Las Vegas, NV
Doug Slayton – Champaign, IL
Henry Wessel – Roselle, IL
11th – David Erwin – Charlottesville, VA – 27
Sean Feld – Lexington, KY
Natalie Gils – Lexington, KY
Walker Hancock – Paris, KY
James Millar – Port Orange, FL
Don Pupke – Delmar, NY
17th – Sean Beirne – Louisville, KY – 26
John Dempsey – Ocean, NY
Robert Donati – Lexington, KY
Chris Garafola – Live Oak, TX
John Gaspar – Wakefield, MA
Michelle Yu – Monrovia, CA
Matt Kasowicz – Maple Grove, MN
Frank Moscardini Jr – Wheaton, IL
Steve Pozzuoli – New York, NY
Matthew Taylor, Tewksbury, MA
Donald Wells, Paris, KY
#1. Who will train the winner of the Saratoga Special (Race 9) on Saturday?
Todd Pletcher or Steve Asmussen (44%)
Any other trainer (56%)
#2. Which horse will have the better finishing position in the Fourstardave Handicap (Race 10) at Saratoga?
#3 DADDY IS A LEGEND (15%)
#6 GOT STORMY (25%)
#8 BLOWOUT (60%)
#3. Will SET PIECE, first or second in six of her last seven races, finish in the first two placings in the Fourstardave Handicap?
#4. Which maiden race at Saratoga on Saturday will have the highest payout to win?
Race 2 (11%)
Race 4 (48%)
Race 6 (40%)
#5. Which pick five at Saratoga on Saturday will pay more?
Early pick five (49%)
Late pick five (51%)
#6. How many wins will Irad Ortiz Jr. (11 scheduled rides) have at Saratoga on Saturday?
Over 2.5 wins (65%)
Under 2.5 wins (35%)
#7. What will be the margin of victory in the Mr. D (Race 9) at Arlington Park on Saturday?
1.25 lengths or shorter (52%)
Between 1.5 lengths and 2.75 lengths (35%)
3 lengths or longer (13%)
#8. What will be the final win odds on DOMESTIC SPENDING in the Mr. D?
0.80-1 or lower (72%)
0.85-1 or higher (28%)
#9, Which of the following will occur?
Chad Brown trainees win both the Mr. D at Arlington and the Fourstardave at Saratoga (22%)
A Chad Brown trainee wins either the Mr. D or Fourstardave (74%)
Chad Brown trainees lose both the Mr. D and Fourstardave (4%)
#10. Will the winner of the Beverly D. (Race 7) at Arlington lead at every point of call, according to the final published Equibase chart of the race?
#11. Which horse will go off at a shorter price in the Beverly D.?
#2 MEAN MARY (63%)
#4 SANTA BARBARA (37%)
#12. How many wins will Flavien Prat have on Saturday at Arlington (5 scheduled rides)?
Over 1.5 wins (79%)
Under 1.5 wins (21%)