04/19/2007 12:00AM

Plaer's Trump heads fillies division of Special


The two divisions of the $30,000 Fonner Park Special Stakes offer some intriguing matchups. The races are for 3-year-old Nebraska-breds at six furlongs.

In the fillies division, Plaer's Trump makes her seasonal debut for trainer Herb Riecken. A daughter of Shawklit Player, Plaer's Trump appeared on her way to a maiden win in the State Fair Futurity at Lincoln last summer before she ducked in in deep stretch and unseated her rider less than 100 yards from the finish line. She went on to win her maiden a month later at Columbus by 12 3/4 lengths and then took the Club House Special by 2o3/4 lengths over males. R.D. Williams will ride her for the first time from post 3.

I Talk, trained by Marv Johnson, has won two straight locally and appears to be improving with each start. She comes in off a 3 1/2-length win over entry-level allowance company on April 7. Tanner Riggs will ride from post 7.

In the colts and geldings division, Heso and Bevys Best should vie for the role of favorite in a seven-horse field.

Heso, trained by Larry Donlin, drifted out while setting the pace entering the far turn of the Baxter Stakes but still finished second, six lengths in front of the next horse, two-time stakes winner My Secret Star. Dennis Collins has the mount from post 4.

Bevys Best was a front-running winner of his debut on March 17 for trainer Larry Staroscik, but he may find plenty of company on the lead in this race. He is out of multiple stakes-winning dam Bevy Anne. Armando Martinez has a return ride from post 6.