05/14/2015 8:39AM

Fornatale: Two online contests include Preakness


In addition to the live-bankroll contest at Santa Anita, there are two online contests in the Daily Racing Form universe on Saturday.

At NHCQualify.com, there is a credit builder that will award up to $6,000, depending on participation. The buy-in is just $60. It's a great way to fund your upcoming contest play, and you can play in it without being a member of the NHC Tour. The contest is expected to sell out, so don't delay in signing up.

Also on Saturday, DRFQualify.com is hosting a tournament where participants can win their way into the Sept. 19 Gulfstream Park Raise Your Game contest. The buy-in is $80, and up to three players will win their $3,000 entry fees for the live-bankroll event, $1,000 of which will count as an entry fee, with the remaining portion to be used as a live-bankroll and bet over the two days.

Here are the races for Saturday’s contests:
4:04 Pimlico 10 (Chick Lang)
4:20 Belmont 8
4:30 Santa Anita 5
4:44 Pimlico 11 (The Very One)
5:04 Belmont 9
5:20 Churchill 10
5:25 Pimlico 12 (G2 Dixie)
5:30 Santa Anita 7
5:50 Churchill 11 (Keertana)
6:00 Santa Anita 8
6:18 Pimlico 13 (Preakness)
6:30 Santa Anita 9

It's an interesting sequence of full fields that includes the $1.5 million-guaranteed all-stakes pick four at Pimlico – great news for players looking to focus on the action happening at Old Hilltop.

The spacing is pretty good, but it's still a good idea to get default picks in to make sure you don't get shut out. As always, past performances are available at the contest sites. To sign up for the credit builder, go to https://www.nhcqualify.com/buy_advanced.aspx. To try to qualify for the Gulfstream live-bankroll contest, go to https://www.drfqualify.com/buy_advanced.aspx.

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