On Wednesday, Fonner Park runs a couple of stakes races, including the $50,000 Bosselman. Check out analysis and picks for the Bosselman Stakes as well as analysis and picks for the Al Swihart Memorial Stakes. Race 9, a $10k starter allowance, is also in the mix. Check out top plays and Horse Racing Odds from Fonner Park for Wednesday, April 29. You can also visit our Online Racebook to place your bets on active racetracks.
Fonner Park Horse Racing Picks
- When: Wednesday, April 29 at 5:00 pm ET
- Where: Grand Isle, NE
- Weather: Partly Cloudy
Fonner Park Picks for Wednesday, April 29
Race 4 – 6:25 pm ET – 6 ½ Furlongs Dirt – $15,000 Al Swihart Memorial Stakes
There’s a chance 3/1 on the morning line Eaton’s Memory gets overplayed. She sure looks like a standout on paper, though. The 4-year-old filly has won 3 in a row, including the $10,000 Runza Stakes by 4 ¾ lengths in her last. She’s drawn to the outside, which means jockey Armando Martinez can take the lead or lie off.
In the Runza, Matapan ran into nothing but trouble. The Isai Gonzalez trained 4-year-old filly had to steady at the 9/16ths. She then checked at the 3/16ths. With a better trip, Matapan could win this. Consider on the top and bottom of your exacta.
Chub’s Charmer has finished second in 4 straight. The 8-year-old mare could finish second again if Matapan doesn’t fire. Use in the exacta if you think she makes it 5 in a row.
- Win: Eaton’s Memory
- Place: Matapan
- Show: Chub’s Charmer
Race 8 – 8:20 pm ET – 1 1/16 Miles Dirt – $50,000 Bosselman Stakes
Most handicappers will settle on either Blue Harbor or Mr. Tickle for the top spot. Although those two runners are tough, Sleepy Eyes Todd has the back class to take this. The Miguel Silva trained colt finished second in the 2019 Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby. Silva brings this one to Fonner off a layoff. If Todd fires, he can upset the two chalks.
Of those two chalks, Blue Harbor seems best. He beat Mr. Tickle in the $15,000 Dowd Mile Stakes. Blue Harbor should be closer to the pace than Mr. Tickle. That gives him the nod for place money over his stablemate.
Mr. Tickle closes from the clouds. Often, he gets there in time for the win. If you use him, consider him on the bottom and top of all your exotics.
- Win: Sleepy Eyes Todd
- Place: Blue Harbor
- Show: Mr. Tickle
Race 9 – 8:48 pm ET – 1 1/8 Miles Dirt – $10,000 Starter Allowance
Ted W could take the lead and never look back. Unless jockeys push on the other horses, the 9-year-old gelding might be lone speed. Ted W didn’t fire in the Dowd Mile Stakes. No horses in the same league as Blue Harbor or Mr. Tickle run in the ninth at Fonner on Wednesday, though.
Hesabully has won 2 straight. The Stetson Mitchell trained runner has a nice closing kick. If stablemate Count N Gold pressures Ted W, Hesabully could go roaring past to the wire. Consider for the win if this one keeps it’s 6/1 morning line Horse Racing Odds.
Stetson Rushton puts the saddle on Sneaky Meek. The Shakespeare sired 6-year-old gelding could win if it runs back to its last. But that race was at the $5,000 claiming level. This is a big step up the ladder.
- Win: Ted W
- Place: Hesabully
- Show: Sneaky Meek