04/30/2011 7:48PM

Fonner Park: Meyaard-trained stablemates produce big exacta in Bosselman

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Antiotis, part of an uncoupled three-horse entry for trainer Jim Meyaard, romps by five lengths in the Bosselman/Gus Fonner.

GRAND ISLAND Neb. - Andiotis trailed for nearly a half-mile, found clear sailing along the rail into the final turn. and quickly drew off for a five-length win in the $75,000 Bosselman/Gus Fonner Stakes on Saturday afternoon at Fonner Park.

Patiently handled by Jordan Olesiak, Andiotis ($30.40) was part of a three-horse entry trained by Jim Meyaard that was uncoupled in the wagering in the seven-horse field. Anidotis, a stakes winner in Canada last year, was third in local prep for this race in his last outing. On Saturday, he quickly accelerated to the leaders, and then was kept under steady handling to hold a safe margin in the lane. He covered 1 1/16 miles over a fast track in 1:47.80.

The winner’s stablemate, Paseo Alegro, made his bid just after Andiotis reached the field, then lacked room and checked entering the final quarter-mile. He recovered and rallied to finish second, a neck in front of Sebastian Count. A $2 exacta on Meyaard's pair returned $136.80.

Road Talk, the third horse saddled by Meyaard, vied for the lead after a half-mile while between rivals and tired to finish last. Shadowbdancing, the 3-5 favorite and defending champion, challenged to the far turn and weakened to finish fourth, some 14 lengths behind the winner.

Buddy George takes Fonner Special

Buddy George ($7.20) scored in the $25,800 colts and geldings division of the Fonner Park Special Stakes as he rallied from just off the pace under Don Fraizer to score his second straight win at the meet. Trained by Steve Hall for owner Tondi Reinhart, Buddy George covered six furlongs in 1:14.80 to score by a half-length over Thee Hemi. Even-money favorite Another Bumper was with the pace to midstretch and weakened late to finish fifth.