04/21/2016 10:57AM

Fornatale: Two contest qualifiers Saturday


There are two Daily Racing Form contests Saturday. The headliner is the latest stop on the National Handicapping Championship Tour on NHCQualify.com, and we're also offering a chance to win into the Santa Anita Preakness Challenge via DRFQualify.com.

The NHC qualifier requires a buy-in of $162, and up to four NHC packages will make up the prize pool. Packages include a four-night stay at Treasure Island in Las Vegas and $1,000 for travel. Sign up now at https://www.nhcqualify.com/buy_advanced.aspx.

Also on Saturday, up to two players will win $5,000 packages for Santa Anita's contest on May 21-22. The entry fee is $225, and the ratio is one prize for every 26 entries. Winners will receive their $4,500 entries for Santa Anita plus $500 for travel. The contest follows the live-bankroll format typically used at Santa Anita. Buy your entries for the qualifier now at https://www.drfqualify.com/buy_advanced.aspx.

Here are the races for Saturday’s qualifiers (all times Eastern):
3:32    Aqueduct 5
3:51    Keeneland 6
4:05    Aqueduct 6
4:24    Keeneland 7
4:38    Aqueduct 7
4:54    Laurel 8
4:57    Keeneland 8
5:11    Aqueduct 8
5:24    Laurel 9
5:30    Keeneland 9
5:44    Aqueduct 9
5:53    Laurel 10

The sequence has only one graded stakes race, but it's a good mix overall, with three maiden special weights and five turf races. Six of the 12 races have eight or nine runners. Laurel Park is added to the typical mix of tracks with Santa Anita not running and Gulfstream having small fields.