Charles Town picks and analysis: November 21

by | Nov 21, 2020 | Breaking, Handicapping, West Virginia, WV Racing


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Charles Town has an eight-race Saturday card. Post time is the normal 7:00 p.m. Good luck!



In this one-turn maiden special weight dash for state-bred two-year-olds, #1 Juba’s Fancy (8-5 morning line) was sharp second last out for owner-breeder-trainer John A. Casey and should graduate here. #3 Entry Time (4-1) makes his career debut for owner-breeder-trainer John McKee off a series of solid workouts and could prevail at first asking. #6 Stringfella (7-2) has been well-backed in first two starts for trainer Ollie Figgins III and could atone in this spot. #8 Mister Deeks (15-1) should benefit from outside draw and debut effort.



#8 Windsor’s Champion (7-2) should certainly benefit from outside draw in this one-turn dash for $15,000 claimers for trainer Ronney Brown. #7 U S Funds (6-1) gives Brown a chance to run one-two in this spot. #6 Our Diamond Girl (5-2) exits allowance company for trainer Tim Grams and looms the favorite in here. #5 Lady Licious (4-1) also exits allowance foes after graduating two starts back in maiden special weight event for Figgins.



In this one-turn maiden special weight event for fillies and mares, #1 Whoa Black Betty (9-2) was good third at this level on Halloween night and should be able to overcome rail spot. #5 Bronze Diva (10-1) makes career debut for trainer Stacey Viands off a pair of recent works. #3 Callinghercollins (7-2) was good second last out at this level seven weeks ago and could graduate here for trainer Jeff Runco. #2 Magicians Diva (10-1) also makes her career debut for Viands following a quartet of modest breezes.



In this two-turn allowance for fillies and mares, #3 Bridging the Gap (6-5) clearly looms the one to beat for owner-trainer John McKee following her recent tallies in the Cavada and Sadie Hawkins Stakes and will likely be the shortest priced favorite on the card. #8 Coach Rube (5-1) was solid second in WVBC stakes for trainer John A. Casey and tries older foes here. #5 Lady Storm (6-1) was distant second to the favorite in Cavada and could play a similar role here for trainer John Carlisle. #4 Lies And Scandals (15-1) gives McKee an outside shot to run one-two in this event.

How’d we do last time? Check out our picks and analysis here!



#2 Dynamic Union (8-1) should be able to atone for his latest effort at a generous price here for trainer Edwin Tobin. #10 Longstorylucy (7-5) looms this favorite in this spot for trainer Ronney Brown despite outside 10-hole draw. #8 Mandy (5-1) seeks his first victory since the spring for trainer Joan Reynolds. #11 Thedevilmademedoit (1-1) will be a serious factor if she draws in off the also eligible list.



#5 Theaterintheround (6-1) makes his local debut for trainer Kieron Magee and certainly rates an upset chance in this two-turn event for $5,000 claimers. #1 Thesweetesttaboo (7-5) already sports three wins from seven starts but has been idle nearly three months. #4 Im a Tricky One (5-1) has been a model of consistency all year for Brown and merits respect in this spot. #2 Sweet Tweet (12-1) is likely to make amends for latest outing and rates an upset threat for owner-trainer Donald Blankenship.

Check out our other handicapping here!



In the lone three-turn event on the card, #7 Buff’s Eye View (4-1) was solid second in recent West Virginia Breeders Classic for trainer David Walters and gets the nod in this allowance for older males. #6 Charitable Spenny (9-2) already sports five wins in 10 seasonal outings and could atone for latest outing for trainer Linda Dohlinger-Stehr. The well-traveled #5 Discovered (8-1) makes his local debut following two recent outings over the synthetic surface at Presque Isle. #1 Step Out Dancing (12-1) makes his second start since running fifth in the Classic.



In the Saturday night finale, #4 Best to Be Me (4-1) seeks her second straight and fourth overall this year for trainer Mike Jones, Jr. in this one-turn dash for $5,000 filly-mare claimers. #7 Country Magic (5-2) won last out but genuine hit-or-miss type owns four wins and no second- or third-place finishes from 10 career outings. #8 No Sugar No Cream (8-1) graduated last out against maiden claimers and seeks second straight here for Reynolds. #10 We Love Nanni (8-1) should benefit from outside draw here and atone for her latest effort.


About The Author

Ted Black

Ted Black, a Maryland native, has covered racing — flat and harness, in West Virginia and in Maryland — since 1987 and is now in his fourth decade on the beat. He is president of the Maryland Racing Media Association. Follow him on twitter @tblacksomds1.

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