LB GOLD takes a drop in class here on the back of a good second over course and distance. He might have won with an earlier challenge and hopefully his rider will have him a bit closer today.
Super Charlie is another who should find this opposition easier. He is in cracking form at the age of nine with three wins and three places from his past seven runs. He is rarely out of the frame over this trip.
Storm Dash has been a little out of sorts but has plenty of winning form over course and distance and is coming down the grades too.
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OBVI looked in need of her seasonal comeback over four furlongs here earlier this month. He had been off for the best part of a year so it was no shock to see him fade in the closing stages. That should see him spot on now for his in-form trainer.
October Won comes from a strong trainer/jockey team and improved on her debut fifth when fourth here last time. There should be more to come.
Ours To Hold took a big step forward when second past the post on her course debut last time. That was a similar contest to this so she should be on the premises again.
DRASTIC should really have got his head in front by now with 12 places from his 20-race career. But this is his easiest race for a long time and the standard of opposition is lower than for his half-length second here last time. This trip suits well and today could be the day.
Talk Big Money was just over a length off the winner over a similar distance latest. That was just his second run of the season so he may have just needed it for fitness.
Prince Olaf ran a cracker to denied in a head-bobber here earlier this month. This is a slightly tougher race but he should be competitive.
THUNDER BOX was just denied in the closing stages over course and distance last time. He may have been in front too soon as he was picked off in the shadow of the post. This looks a simpler task and he will be hard to beat.
Unshackled Cross is having just his fifth career start and battled well to score by a neck on his course debut last month. This is no tougher so he’ll be right there again.
Stef’s Guy is coming down in grade and needed his last run after almost a year on the sidelines. He was a solid third so there’s plenty to build on.
GIANT GAMBLE has put in two excellent efforts since returning to Fonner with a third and then second last time out. He steps up in distance here, which looks a wise move, and he’ll be in the frame again.
Reversaloffortune had almost two lengths in hand when scoring over course and distance earlier this month. This doesn’t look any tougher so he’ll be hard to beat again.
Classic Czar needed the run after a break when fifth here latest and can get closer to the lead today.
WILD DRIVE has won five of his 12 races so far with a victory and place from just two outings at Fonner. He fought it out well to score last time despite having to come wide and this slight drop in distance shouldn’t be an issue.
Golden Bullet is down in class on the back of a fair fifth. That was back in November and he should have more to offer for new connections and has been working well.
Southernaire moves to Fonner on the back of two wins in three starts. He sees out this trip well and will be a big threat if taking to the track.
SCOOTER’S BOY hammered his rivals with a five-length win over half a furlong shorter here last time. He stays in the same grade and the yard has a decent record when turning out a winner quickly.
Lovethatcause has been in the frame on his past seven starts although only one of those has been a win. He put in another good effort when second over course and distance latest so should be thereabouts.
Popcorn For Eddie finished ahead of Lovethatcause when they last met and it was a real ding-dong. He’s had a little niggle since then but should be at his best again now.
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SAYGOODNIGHTGRACIE won as she liked over course and distance last time. She was in the lead for much of the race and just scooted away from her rivals in the home straight. That backed up another easy success and she’s hard to beat while in this form.
Better And Better is coming back from a break and is worth a look on just her third start. She has a win to her name over this trip already.
Shes The Beast can’t be ruled out on her Fonner debut. She went well enough at Houston last time.
HYPER DRIVE has been crying out for this step up in distance after finishing well over shorter on his past two runs. He has four wins and three places from 11 outings at the mile and is capable of improving on that.
Macandales stayed on well when third over six furlongs here latest and is much better tackling this trip. He is a regular in the places and should be right there again.
Hewhofillsmyheart showed some promise on his Fonner debut last month. He was right there for most of the race before being run out of it late. That left something to build on.
10.00 LB Gold
11.21 Thunder Box
11.48 Giant Gamble
12.15 Wild Drive
12.42 Scooter’s Boy
1.36 Hyper Drive