Money reader Scott Andrews has thrown down the gauntlet to Angie Ellis of 80 20 Investments in week one of the new four-week Shares Race.
Ellis has won two of the last three rounds of the race.
Andrews' original $100,000 has grown to $118,236 by the end of the week which, for the Shares Race, is the close of the sharemarket on Thursday.
The market has had little impact on our racers with the S&P/ASX 200 finishing the week only slightly down at about 5600 points.
European Cobalt is Andrews' best performer, with his original $10,000 now worth $17,614.
His next best pick is Cre8tek, an online platform for financial products, followed by Living Cell Technologies, which develops cell therapies for neurodegenerative diseases.
Ellis' best pick is Synlait Milk, whose share price rose on news that its registration to continue to export infant formula to China was renewed.
Her original $10,000 in Synlait is worth $12,873.
Ellis' second-best pick is GetSwift???, with her original $10,000 worth $12,400.
GetSwift was founded by former Melbourne AFL player Joel Macdonald and delivers goods on behalf of businesses to their customers.
Ellis' total portfolio value is $110,675.
Richard Pritchard, who plays as the Chartist, is doing well from lithium miner Argosy, which played no small part in helping him to victory in the previous round of the Shares Race.
Pritchard's original $10,000 in Argosy is worth $14,286 and his total portfolio value is $104,162, which puts him in third spot.
The Shares Race is a fantasy shares game. Contestants start with $100,000 across 10 stocks.