03/19/2003 1:00AM

Fonner Park track report


Grand Island, Neb. - Leading trainer David Anderson put on an exhibition this past weekend, becoming the first trainer at this track to saddle four winners on consecutive days.

Along the way, he also won eight straight races in which he had a starter, believed to be a local record according to track officials.

The string started Sunday, March 9, when Calling Ticket rolled to victory as the 6-5 favorite over allowance company in the day's featured allowance race.

Last Friday, Anderson scored in all four of the races in which he had starters. In the featured ninth race, his coupled entry of Sharp Lil Wildcard and Incredible Notion finished one-two. He capped off the day in the 10th race when Jazz Age scored a $12.60 victory and completed a late daily double worth $56.80.

He won Saturday's first race as Homer's Hero took the statebred maiden race as the 1-2 favorite. The string continued when Shimmering Condido won the third race at odds of 1-2 and Unbridled Gamble scored a $4.80 victory in the sixth race.

The streak was finally broken in the seventh race when his heavily favored entry of Whats Gonna and Bet a Bargann finished second and third as the 3-10 favorite against $9,000 claiming company. Whats Gonna fell a neck short of keeping the streak alive when Mr Zooha lasted for the $21 upset.

The fourth winner of the day came in the nightcap when Little Joe Lewis scored as the 3-2 favorite to complete consecutive four-baggers for the defending training champion.

Through six weekends of the 13week meet, Anderson's 24-6 edge over his nearest rivals has him within range of the record 50 victories that Marv Johnson posted in 2000.

Rider Perry Compton is in a similar position with a dominating 42-22 edge over Jerry Carkeek in the standings. Compton picked up his sixth four-win day of the meet Saturday. He owns the meet record of 85 wins in a season, also coming in 2000.