10/02/2014 1:53PM

Fornatale: BCQualify offers seven seats for BCBC


Saturday marks an opportunity to get into the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge online. The format is a little different than usual. The $400 buy-in is higher than the norm but in exchange for that, your mathematical chance of qualifying increases (seven full buy-ins assuming a full field of 224).

Here are the races that will be part of Saturday’s BCQualify.com contest.

3:25 Keeneland 5 (5.5F, turf, G3 Woodford)

3:56 Belmont 7 (1 mile, turf, allowance)

4:00 Keeneland 6 (6F, dirt, G2 Thoroughbred Club of America)

4:11 Gulfstream 7 (1 1/16 miles, dirt, listed stakes)

4:35 Keeneland 7 (1 mile, turf, G1 First Lady)

4:42 Gulfstream 8 (1 mile, turf, listed stakes)

5:02 Belmont 9 (1 1/8 miles, turf, G3 Hill Prince)

5:08 Keeneland 8 (1 1/16 miles, dirt, G1 Breeders’ Futurity)

5:35 Belmont 10 (6.5 furlongs, dirt, statebred allowance)

5:44 Gulfstream 10 (1 mile, turf, listed stakes)

5:45 Keeneland 9 (1 mile, turf, G1 Shadwell Turf Mile)

6:15 Gulfstream 11 (1 1/16 miles, dirt, restricted stakes)

Players should be aware how close some of the post-times are. As ever, it’s a good idea to have default picks put in for every race ahead of time so you can’t get shut out.

To sign up now, go to: https://www.bcqualify.com/buy_advanced.aspx