10/30/2014 4:58PM

DRF handicapper Matt Bernier's Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge picks

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Not only is this weekend the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, but it’s also the annual Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge. In addition to contributing to our DRF Live coverage this weekend at Santa Anita, I’ll be participating in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge, where 100 percent of my winnings will be donated to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

The BCBC consists of all races over the course of the two Breeders’ Cup days here at Santa Anita, and the wagers available to players include win, place, show, exacta, and trifecta. I’ll be updating my live blog throughout the course of the BCBC as well as providing updates throughout the day Friday and Saturday on NBC Sports Network.

Saturday tournament plays

Race 12, Classic
Post 8:35 p.m. Pacific
$2,000 Win/Show on No. 12 Candy Boy
$500 Exacta: 11/2,6,8,12,13

$250 Exacta: 2, 6,8, 12, 13/11
$20 Trifecta:
11,12/11,12/2,6,8,13
11,12/2,6,8,13/11, 12
2,6,8,13/11,12/11,12

$1,000 Win: No. 6 Shared Belief, No. 11 Tonalist, No. Candy Boy12, No. 13 California Chrome
$1,000 Show: No. 12 Candy Boy
$500 Exacta box:  6, 11, 12, 13
Total: $11,000

Race 10, Sprint
Post 7:01 p.m. Eastern
$1,000 Win No. 2 Indianapolis
$1,000 Win No. 10 Big Macher
$1,000 Win No. 13 Work All Week
$150 Exacta: 10/2,4,6,8,13
$50 Exacta: 2,4,6,8,13/10
Total: $4,000

Results of the eigthth race move Bernier to seventh in the standings at $30,284.00. The current leader is Curtis Meyer at $47,143.10.

Race 8, Juvenile
Post 3:43 p.m. Eastern
$1,000 Win No. 7 Texas Red
$200 Exacta Box: 7,9
$10 Trifectas:
7,9/7,9/4,8,11,12,13
7,9/4,8,11,12,13/7,9
4,8,11,12,13/7,9/7,9
Total: $1,700

Race 7, Turf Sprint
Post 5:05 p.m. Eastern
$200 Win on No. 3 Sweet Swap
$200 Win on No. 5 Ambitious Brew
$200 Win on No. 10 Home Run Kitten
$50 Exacta box:
3,5,10
Total: $900

Race 7, Turf Sprint
Post 5:05 p.m. Eastern
$200 Win on No. 3 Sweet Swap
$200 Win on No. 5 Ambitious Brew
$200 Win on No. 10 Home Run Kitten
$50 Exacta box:3,5,10
Total: $900

Race 6, Filly and Mare Sprint
Post 4:21 p.m. Eastern
$100 Trifectas:
6/1,5/1,5
1,5/6/1,5
1,5/1,5/6
$300 Win on No. 6 Leigh Court
Total: $900

Race 4 – Juvenile Fillies
Post 3:05 p.m. Eastern
$40 Trifectas:
2,11/2,11/4,7,8
2,11/4,7,8/2,11
4,7,8/2,11/2,11
$180 Win on No.11 Top Decile
Total: $900

Friday tournament plays

Day 1 of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge is completed, and all in all I'm pretty content with where I stand headed into Day 2. A couple of unfortunate beats (Tapiture not running down Goldencents, Iotapa losing the head-bob to Don't Tell Sophia) kept me from getting all the way back to my original $7,500 bankroll - but I'm not far off.

After Day 1, I sit just below $6,400, with the leaders sitting in the mid-to-high $20,000 range. While it may sound like I have quite a bit of work to do tomorrow, I do prefer some horses that should be square prices throughout the day and see no reason why I can't get myself into contention come Saturday afternoon. Be sure to stay tuned to DRF Live and NBC Sports Network/NBC for all of your Breeders' Cup coverage tomorrow.

Race 9 – Breeders' Cup Distaff
Post 7:35 p.m. Eastern
$10 Trifecta:
3/7,9,10/7,9,10
7,9,10/3/7,9,10
7,9,10/7,9,10/3
$20 Exacta:
3/All
All/3
$20 Exacta: No. 10 Untapable/No. 3 Iotapa
Total: $600

Race 8 – Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
Post 6:50 p.m. Eastern
$200 Win/Show: No. 6 - Sivoliere
$150 Exacata: No. 6 Sivoliere/ No. 4 Lady Eli
$50 Exacta:No. 4 Lady Eli/ No. 6 Sivoliere
Total: $600

Race 7 – Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile
Post 6:05 p.m. Eastern
$250 Exacta: No. 9) Tapiture/No. 1 Goldencents
$150 Exacta: No. 1 Goldencents/No. 9 Tapiture
$100 Win/Show: No. 9 Tapiture
Total: $600

Race 6 – Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf
Post 5:25 p.m. Eastern
$5 Trifectas:
7/11/All
7/All/11
All/7/11
All/11/7
11/All/7
11/7/All
$120 Exacta box: No. 7 War Envoy, No. 11 Imperia
Total: $600

Race 5 – Damascus Stakes
Post 4:45 p.m. Eastern
$300 Win/Show: No. 9 Broadway Empire
Total: $600

Race 4 – Twilight Derby
Post 4:10 p.m. Eastern
$100 Win No. 5 Patriots Rule
Total: $100