It’s going to be a sad day in Grand Island, Nebraska today. Fonner Park will close out its season on Wednesday with nine races. The little-known Fonner Park rose to prominence during the Covid-19 pandemic as bettors scrambled for action. Fonner Park went from a racetrack that no one could locate on a map to a focal point of their betting. While they were able to keep things afloat and support employees in the backstretch, Fonner was just doing enough to survive this season.
They depend heavily from on-track wagering and concession sales from handicappers at the track. That hasn’t been the case during the nationwide shutdown. Unfortunately, when spectators will be allowed to go to the track, hopefully at some point this summer in some capacity in some states, Fonner Park will not be in-season. Let’s do this thing one more time at Fonner Park. Head below for our free Fonner Park selections for May 27, 2020.
Post Time: 4:54 p.m. CST
Distance: 6 Furlongs
Race 3 looks like a good starting point for our Fonner Park card on Wednesday. Amy’s Shadow and P R Streakin are my go-to options in this race. Amy’s Shadow looked solid after dropping a class for her last outing. He placed 2nd for the first time in her nine-race career. Amy’s Shadow was unable to go nowhere in the first eight races of his career, finishing no better than 7th.
A drop in class is exactly what he needed. It helped out greatly, with Amy’s Shadow placing and coming 1 ¾ lengths away from a win. In another relatively easy race, Amy’s Shadow should run again in this outing. It’s not going to be that easy, but this is more of a class where Amy’s Shadow should race well in.
P R Streakin keeps coming close, but has been unable to pull off the win in his most recent efforts. This is likely either a win or another tough loss. P R Streakin has placed in 3 of his previous 4 races and showed in the race he wasn’t 2nd in. In his most recent performance, P R Streakin finished a half length behind Pete and Repete as an underdog. Against an easier field, this should finally be where P R Streakin should find a path to the winner’s circle.
Post Time: 5:21 p.m. CST
3 comes after 4, so if you want to use this in a Daily Double, that’s possible at some racebooks. Race 4 features a small purse of $3,700 with nine horses signed up to race in this event. Dirty Dixie Road, Dorothe Marie, and Personal Cat will likely present bold bids in this one. The winner is probably in there, with somebody I see having more value than the others. Personal Cat is on a nice ride recently, finishing in the top-3 for 2nd, 1st, 3rd in her previous three races.
Nothing was going right for Personal Cat at a higher class, but started to feel it when she left Turfway Park and arrived at Fonner. In Personal Cat’s win, she was a winner on April 15th by 2 ½ lengths over Memories Galore. Thereafter, Personal Cat was good for 3rd behind Dorothe Marie and Mongol Call. She’ll need a little extra more to get past Dorothe Marie today. Overall in his career, Personal Cat has a win in 5 of 45 races in her career.
Dorothe Marie is the betting favorite on the morning-line in Race 4. She has won 10 of 47 races for a slightly better win percentage. Dorothe Marie has been more consistent than Personal Cat, having finished 2nd, 2nd, 6th, 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, 2nd in her previous six races. That’s going to draw money her way. However, the best value in this race might be on one of her competitors.
Dirty Dixie Road is coming off a super performance to win by 2 ¼ lengths over Memories Galore. It was the third straight race that Dirty Dixie Road finished in the top-3. Overall, she has a win in 4 of 30 races in her career. It should be a good one between Dorothe Marie and Dirty Dixie Road, with the No. 1 horse looking slightly better.
Post Time: 6:15p.m. CST
In our final selection at Fonner Park, at least for this season, we’ll try to find a winning horse in Race 6. This event will be 6 furlongs long for a $8,800 purse. Chamber Doors and Judge On the Run are likely going to be involved in the stretch. It’ll turn into a battle between the two top horses in this event. Chamber Doors has 3 wins in 13 races in her career, though it’s been a minute since taking a trip to the winner’s circle. All of those wins were bunched together, as Chamber Doors completed a hat-trick from April 5 to May 11. Since then, Chamber Doors has placed in 4 of 6 races, so she hasn’t been far off.
Judge On the Run carries some value going into Race 6. The No. 2 horse is coming off a strong performance on May 12 to win the 7th win of her career. She beat Chamber Doors by 3 ½ lengths and was by far the better horse just two weeks ago. Judge On the Run took over the lead by 3 lengths at the top of the stretch and was clear at the wire. Chamber Doors will likely have to find improved form from then to now for revenge on Wednesday. Judge On the Run has been in the top-3 in 7 of her previous 8 races and 2nd in 6 of her previous 8 outings. In 23 races in her career, Judge On the Run has 7 wins, 2nd in 4 races, and 3rd in 3 times. I wouldn’t have Chamber Doors as the betting favorite on the morning-line in this race.