07/03/2015 8:23AM

Fornatale: Three BCBC seats up for grabs Saturday


Entries are open for Saturday’s one-day BCQualify.com Fourth of July contest. Players will compete for up to three $10,000 seats to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge. Two seats are guaranteed to be on offer. The buy-in is $330, and qualifiers also will receive a $500 travel voucher. BCQualify.com is the exclusive online qualifying site for the BCBC.

The contest follows the typical “live” format featured online. There are 12 races, and players must make a mythical $2 win-place bet on each. Winning scores vary significantly, but you’ll typically want to shoot for around 2 1/2 times your initial bankroll in mythical-money contests. In this case, your starting bankroll is $48 ($4 per race, 12 races), meaning a score of $120 is a reasonable target.

Here are the races for the contest:

3:52     Belmont 7

4:07     Gulfstream 7

4:25     Woodbine 8

4:32     Belmont 8

4:47     Gulfstream 8

4:53     Monmouth 9

5:11     Belmont 9

5:26     Woodbine 10

5:46     Belmont 10

5:52     Monmouth 11

6:01     Gulfstream 10

6:23     Belmont 11

It’s great to see the five graded stakes from Belmont included, as well as three listed stakes from elsewhere. I’ll be on DRF Live alongside Dan Illman for the second half of the Belmont card. In addition to analyzing the races, we’ll be keeping an eye on the tournament scoreboard.

To sign up for the contest, go to https://www.bcqualify.com/buy_advanced.aspx.