12/13/2006 12:00AM

Perrillo scores at Arlington

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Dennis Perrillo, a handicapper from Elk Grove Village, Ill., won the Arlington Park DRF/NTRA Handicapping Contest Qualifier on Sept. 11, earning a $16,000 cash prize and one of three berths in the eighth annual national finals at Bally’s Las Vegas on Jan. 26–27. The Arlington competition, which drew 300 entries, required players to make $10 win or place wagers on 12 races, six mandatory and six chosen by participants. Perrillo finished with a $426.50 bankroll, beating Darren D’Eath of Windsor, Ontario, whose second-place total was $382. D’Eath also qualified for the national finals along with Joe Rich of Leetonia, Ohio, who wound up with a $361 bankroll, $10 more than the fourth-place finisher.