There’s more International Horse Racing to look forward to this evening, with two action-packed cards across the pond from Will Rogers Downs and Fonner Park.
We’ve enlisted the help of our man on the trading floor, Matt Trounce, to guide us through a key race from each meeting.
It’s a clean slate when Fonner Park resumes racing tonight, with April 29th originally pencilled in as the final day of Fonner’s regular season.
The 16 meetings scheduled for May have come to Fonner due to the Nebraska Racing Commission deciding it was better to continue racing here, rather than switch racing in the state to Horsemen’s Park or Columbus.
The eight-race card starts at 22:00 and is composed entirely of 4f sprints around one turn and 6f sprints around two.
One of the stories of the spring meeting was the emergence of young Jockey Dakota Wood. During one meeting he won five consecutive races and he returns to the track with a strong book of eight rides.
His best chance of the night comes in the 22:27 where he reunites with Taylor’s Beauty. The pair teamed up to win over course and distance when last seen at the end of March and they hold outstanding claims again.
Dakota Wood booked rides: Behold De Flame (22.00), Taylor’s Beauty (22.27), Tap A Miracle (22.54), Bulls Eye Betty (23.21), Jessica Glitters (23.48), Blessing Noted (00.15), Silis (00.42), Brett’s Boy (01.09)
Will Rogers Downs
The feature race this evening, however, comes from Will Rogers Down at 23.15.
Potomac is likely to be favourite after crossing coasts. Trained by Steve Asmussen from Oaklawn Park, he disappointed in his pair of runs at that track and his trainer will be hoping this change will spark some improvement.
Given connections he is bound to be popular and it is perhaps best to look elsewhere for a bet. March West is a lightly raced having only made three starts and only debuted towards the end of his three-year-olld season.
He shaped well when finishing third last time and can improve on that performance with a slightly more restrained ride.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.