There’s a plethora of Scandinavian action, with trotting meetings from Sweden, Norway AND Denmark – one of the highlights being an evening card from Jägersro where Austrian trotting legend Peter Untersteiner is in action.
In the US there are two cards from Will Rogers Downs and Fonner Park which our trader Joe Klyne has taken a closer look at.
Will Rogers Downs
Floyd Wethey Jr has eight rides to his rival Ty Kennedy’s four at the Oklahoma track, they’ve ridden an equal number of winners so far this season and top the standings there.
One horse that it is worth paying close attention to is Kiana’s Love in the first race (19.15). Trainer William Morey has an excellent record with horses coming into a race off the back of a win. It would be no surprise if this filly manages to chalk up another success in a similar race to the one, she won last time.
The slight drop in trip does pose a bit of a question. However, Ty Kennedy takes the ride and despite this being his first time partnering the four-year-old, he is just the man to get the job done.
There is one name on the card that should be familiar to most racing fans in the UK, in race two (19.45). Native River shares his name with Colin Tizzard’s Welsh National and Cheltenham Gold Cup winner.
Andy Gladd’s runner doesn’t have the accolades of his English counterpart but he’s no slouch around Will Rogers. And now having dropped back into a more suitable grade than last time, he’ll go from the front and look to make all in what should be an exciting race.
Ty Kennedy booked rides: Kiana’s Love (19.15), Texas Long Bow (20.15), Settle Down Eileen (22.45), Hot’n Notty (23.45)
A later start at the Nebraska track could be worth waiting up for. Veteran Armando Martinez is out in front in the jockey’s championship at Fonner, but he’s closely pursued by rival Jake Olesiak.
Olesiak looks to have the better book of rides over the course of the evening and he’ll be hopeful of getting off the mark on either Emma’s Silver Rose (22.27) or Big Hearted Factor (23.48).
Digging a bit deeper, one of his more interesting rides at (potentially) a bigger price is Shady Lane in the eighth race (01.09). David Anderson is in excellent form, running at a 20% strike-rate this year, his filly has already notched up 3 wins in 3 starts at Fonner.
This race is better than the one she won last time, but the speedy daughter of Top Hit could be hard to beat in her quest for a four-timer.
Jake Olesiak booked rides: Zibby Too (22.00), Emmas Silver Rose (22.27), Walker’s Bullet (22.54), Como Se Llama (23.21), Big Hearted Factor (23.48), Toccetta (00.15), Magnanimus Man (00.54), Shady Lane (01.09), Big Egypt (01.36)
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication