02/05/2015 11:24AM

Fornatale: Second NHC Tour qualifier Saturday


On Saturday, NHCQualify.com is hosting its second National Handicapping Championship Tour event/qualifier of the year. Entries cost $165, and up to six seats to the NHC will be awarded.

There also will be a DRFQualify.com qualifier Saturday for the Gulfstream Park live-bankroll contest Feb. 28. The buy-in is $80, and players will be competing for up to four spots.

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Here are the races that will be part of both Saturday contests:

4:28 Gulfstream 10th (13 runners, 1 1/8 miles on turf, Grade 3 Suwanee River, fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up)
4:39 Oaklawn 6th (11 runners, six furlongs, maiden special weight, 3-year-olds)
4:50 Tampa 10th (11 runners, six furlongs, $6,250 claiming, 4-year-olds and up)
4:58 Gulfstream 11th (12 runners, one mile, Grade 3 Fred W. Hooper, 4-year-olds and up).
5:00 Santa Anita 4th (12 runners, 6 1/2 furlongs on turf, maiden special weight, 3-year olds)
5:09 Oaklawn 7th (12 runners, six furlongs, first-level allowance, fillies, 3-year-olds)
5:20 Tampa 11th (10 runners, five furlongs on turf, optional claimer, 4-year-olds and up)
5:28 Gulfstream 12th (nine runners, 1 1/8 miles on turf, Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, 4-year-olds and up)
5:38 Oaklawn 8th (eight runners, six furlongs, listed stakes, 4-year-olds and up)
5:58 Gulfstream 13th (10 runners, 1 1/8 miles, Grade 1 Donn Handicap, 4-year-olds and up)
6:00 Santa Anita 6th (11 runners, seven furlongs, optional claimer, 4-year-olds and up)
6:30 Santa Anita 7th (nine runners, 1 1/4 miles on turf, Grade 1 San Marcos, 4-year-olds and up)

The whole contest will run just over two hours and covers a lot of ground with five graded stakes, five turf races, and two maiden races across four tracks. As always, free Daily Racing Form classic past performances are available on NHCQualify.com. To sign up, click here.