Charles Town picks and analysis: November 28

by | Nov 28, 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 rare, three-turn event for $5,000 claimers to open the card, Maryland invader #2 Voodoo Valley (5-1 morning line) looks primed for an upset for trainer Elvis Trujillo. #1 Biz Nasty (7-5) exits allowance company to a winnable spot for trainer Ronney Brown. #7 Viper (8-5) has been consistent all year for trainer Anthony Farrior and could overcome outside slot here. Finger Lakes shipper #6 Ay Carumba (12-1) merits respect in this spot despite being winless in previous seven seasonal tries.



#5 Sagebrush (5-2) was second to the late, great Dr. Feelgood in WV Dash For Cash last out and looks poised to prevail in this one-turn allowance dash for trainer Tim Grams. #6 Hypothesis (3-1) looms a major player here for trainer Crystal Pickett of late Dr. Feelgood fame. #4 Rescue Five (7-2) merits respect despite being winless in 10 previous outings this year having been second four times along the way. #1 Soul Machen (5-1) has won his last two starts over the strip and will be a factor if he can overcome rail draw.



#9 Tidal Field (8-1) exits maiden special weight company for first time since arriving from Tampa Bay and gets favorable outside draw in this one-turn maiden claiming event. #7 Youreoutofcontrol (5-2) exits tough maiden claimers at Delaware Park and will be a major player here. #8 Mister Carson (2-1) looms the tepid favorite in his local debut for trainer David Walters. #6 Selectman (12-1) should improve off lone seasonal at Delaware.



#7 Seize The Day (8-5) graduated last out against maiden claimers at Penn National and could repeat against winners here for trainer Ben Feliciano, Jr. #5 K W Captain Flint (4-1) seeks first win in 10 seasonal starts and usually gives a good account of himself in defeat. #8 Papa Ralph J (5-2) was fifth against similar last weekend and should improve off the quick turnaround. #4 The Exception (6-1) has been second three times and third three times in 14 winless starts this year but could be a factor in his local debut.

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



In the second three-turn event on the card, #1 Kate Carmack (5-2) has won her last two and sports a solid 3-2-1 slate from eight starts this year and gets favorable inside draw in here. #2 China Cat (9-5) already boasts three wins this year, exits tougher and looms the tepid favorite here for trainer Ollie Figgins III. #3 Sainte Therese (12-1) has been second three times and third four times in 16 winless outings this year but could provide upset here for trainer Mike Jones, Jr. #6 Cory’s Cutie (15-1) won two starts back and can atone for previous try.



In the third three-turn event on the program, Maryland invader #4 Approvethismessage (6-5) has been second twice and third three times in nine previous winless outings this year but looks poised to prevail as one of the shortest-priced favorite on the card for trainer Farrior. #1 Captain Charitable (12-1) has yet to hit the board from six seasonal tries but merits respect here courtesy of favorable inside draw. #2 Little Leo (10-1) was third in only previous local try and could be a factor here at a generous price. #7 Fly E Dubal (7-2) won last out and gives Farrior a solid chance to run one-two in this spot.

Check out our other handicapping here!



In the featured, $50,000 Eleanor Casey Memorial for West Virginia-bred two-year-old fillies going the two-turn distance of seven furlongs, #1 Shutupn’kissme (3-1) exits West Virginia Futurity versus boys and is clearly the one to chase down for owner-trainer-breeder John McKee. #2 The Kenney Kid (3-5) overhauled the top pick on WVBC night but has been idle since for trainer Jeff Runco and could be upset here at a short price. #5 Theladyistrue (9-2) won the Rachel’s Turn three starts back and gives McKee a modest chance to run one-two here. #3 Juba Train (6-1) was fourth against similar foes on WVBC night and would have to improve some to turn the tables on them for owner-breeder-trainer John A. Casey.



In the Saturday night finale, #6 Vern H (8-1) won last out over the strip and looks poised to repeat at a generous price here for trainer Kelly Lynn Deiter. Maryland invader #5 Just Chill Out (4-1) should be a factor here in his local debut. #2 Alphatest (8-5)  rates the favorite in the finale and will certainly be a factor. #4 Offshore Trip (10-1) is winless from 10 previous seasonal tries but merits respect for trainer Joan Reynolds.


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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