Fonner Park has decided to run horses on every Wednesday during April. Who knows? The racetrack in Nebraska may extend their meet if tracks like Churchill Downs remain closed due to the pandemic. Check out top plays and Horse Racing Odds from Fonner Park for Wednesday, April 8. You can also visit our Online Racebook to place your bets on active racetracks.
Fonner Park Horse Racing Picks
- When: Wednesday, April 8 at 5:00 pm ET
- Where: Grand Isle, NE
- Weather: Cloudy
Fonner Park Picks for Wednesday, April 8
Race 1 – 5:00 pm ET – 6 Furlongs Dirt – $7,700 Allowance
32% at the meet winning trainer Kelli Martinez puts the saddle on 7/2 morning line Horse Racing Odds Name the Prize. The 4-year-ol gelded son of Star Cat broke its maiden at 4-furlongs in its first lifetime race and then finished second by 2 ¼ lengths in a state-bred allowance. Jockey Armando Martinez should put Name the Prize in a great position behind the speed.
Ye Be Judged set the pace and then pulled away in its second lifetime race. The 3-year-old should set the pace again. But the maiden was at 4 furlongs while this is at 6. The morning line chalk should find it hard to hold off Name the Prize.
Creed’s Revenge is another last out maiden winner. Jockey Jake Olesiak chose Ye Be Judged over this one, though. That’s a sign Creed might not be ready to take on winners first time.
- Win: Name the Prize
- Place: Ye Be Judged
- Show: Creed’s Revenge
Race 6 – 7:15 pm ET – 6 Furlongs Dirt – $7,000 Allowance
Retaliated looks like a tough horse to back for the win. The I Want Revenge sired gelding gets the rail and faces a couple of ponies first time off the claim for top trainer Isai Gonzalez. But Retaliated takes a huge drop from the $30,000n2L level and although the gelding hasn’t raced since August 2019, it might be lone speed.
Odds on Eastside Boy figure to dive from the 5/2 morning line. Of Gonzalez’s 2 first after the claim runners, Boy appears to have more talent. But the fave must close in a race lacking much speed, which is why we’ve relegated to the exacta.
Rush Out hasn’t raced since last September. Trainer Stetson Rushton wins only 7% with horses off a 90+ days away layoff. However, Rush Out should get a decent trip, the 10/1 morning line is sweet, and someone must finish third. Why not a long shot?
- Win: Retaliated
- Place: Eastside Boy
- Show: Rush Out
Race 7 – 7:42 pm ET – 1 Mile Dirt – $5,000 Claiming
Joy Forever goes first time for trainer Robert Hoffman. Although Hoffman is 0-of-19 this year, he wins 26% first off the claim. More importantly, this 4-year-old filly has speed in a race sorely lacking much.
Trainer Jerry Gourneau saddles Terri’s Temper. The 5/1 morning line Horse Racing Odds runner was awful in a race at Sam Houston in it’s last. Gourneau will tell Jared Journett to try and steal this race on the front end. That could happen if Luis Rodriguez aboard Joy Forever doesn’t go with this one.
Witt Seven has 11 third place finishes from 40 races. Another Gourneau trained runner, the 6-year-old mare hasn’t come close in her last 4 races. But 3 of those races were at significantly higher levels than this. She could run on for a piece.
- Win: Joy Forever
- Place: Terri’s Temper
- Show: Witt Seven