05/15/2015 1:16PM

Fornatale: Breeders' Cup qualifier Sunday

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Sunday marks the second of three opportunities this month to qualify for the $10,000 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge on BCQualify.com. The buy-in for Sunday’s contest is $165, and the top 10 percent of finishers will advance to the Round 2 contest May 31. Out of Round 2, up to 12 spots will be awarded.

Last year, Bob Traynor won his way into the BCBC on BCQualify.com and walked away with more than $300,000 at the main event. Two-time BCBC winner Patrick McGoey qualified on BCQualify.com as well.

The two-stage format is very popular with players because it rewards consistency over just having a miracle day. Having to finish in the top 10 percent means players can focus more on the lower end of the odds spectrum if they wish, as opposed to reaching for all longer prices. Of course, there are many ways to approach the format, but in all instances, a player’s target score can be a lot lower under these rules.

Here are the races for the contest:
3:16 Churchill 6
3:39 Woodbine 6
3:47 Churchill 7
3:55 Belmont 6
4:12 Woodbine 7
4:26 Belmont 7
4:30 Santa Anita 3
4:48 Churchill 9
5:00 Santa Anita 4
5:18 Churchill 10
5:30 Santa Anita 5
6:00 Santa Anita 6

Past-performances can be found at BCQualify.com. To sign up, go to https://www.bcqualify.com/buy_advanced.aspx.