CHARLES TOWN PICKS AND ANALYSIS: FEBRUARY 13
Charles Town has an eight-race Saturday card. Post time is the normal 7:00 p.m. Good luck!
Carryovers: Jackpot Pick 6: $116,072
In this one-turn event for $5,000 claimers, #5 B.J’s Big Boy (7-2) makes seasonal debut but sports two wins and three second-place finishes from five starts for trainer Tim Grams. #7 Be Be Bop (6-5) already tallied in his seasonal debut and looms the odds-on choice in a repeat bid with favorable outside draw for trainer Anthony Farrior. #3 Chestnut Lime (8-1) was nondescript sixth last out but won three starts back for trainer Ronney Brown and merits an upset chance here. #2 Derek’s Boy (9-2) gives Farrior an outside chance to run one-two here.
In a rare, three-turn maiden $5,000 claiming event, #5 Flicker’s Princess (5-2) has been second twice and third twice in seven previous starts and may have finally found winning spot for trainer Ronney Brown. #7 Rich Image (3-1) has been second once and third twice in seven outings and looms a threat here for trainer Jeff Runco. #6 Molly Bolts (9-5) has finished second once and third once in seven tries for trainer Ed Schottroffe and looms the tepid choice in this spot. #1 Katie Faloona (10-1) has been second three times and third on four occasions in 28 career tries but seeks long overdue diploma for trainer Donovan Raymond.
- Madam Meena takes Laurel Friday featureMadam Meena beat Grade 3 winner Victim of Love in Laurel Park’s feature to lead a big day for trainer Jamie Ness, who won twice and claimed a G2 winner.
In this intriguing two-turn allowance for older runners, #1 Annamated Moon (6-5) posted impressive score in local debut last out for trainer Flint Stites and looms the solid choice in this repeat bid. #6 Final Say (3-1) has won three straight and four of five local tries for Farrior and arrives in peak form here. #2 Hypothesis (4-1) won allowance event in season finale last November and seeks to regain stakes-winning form for trainer Crystal Pickett. #5 Fiber And Emily (7-2) sports solid 5-4-8 slate from 25 career tries for trainer William Earl Atkins and seeks first score in third seasonal try.
In this two-turn event for $4,000 claimers, #5 Rocket Road (3-1) seeks second straight to start the year and 11th career score for trainer Kristy Gazzier. #1 Wasjuanowpaul (5-2) finished solid third in local debut and looms a threat in this spot for trainer Kevin Joy. #4 Stormy Leo (2-1) was second last out and appears the likely choice here for trainer Joan Reynolds. #7 Expect Drama (10-1) makes third seasonal start for trainer and former jockey Kelly Lynn Deiter and merits upset chance.
In this two-turn event for $4,000 claiming fillies and mares, #6 Brian’s Avenue (9-2) finished fourth in his seasonal debut off three-month respite and should benefit from that outing for trainer David Walters. #3 Astro Rider (6-1) was also fourth in last outing for trainer John Carlisle and merits upset chance in this spot. #10 Bold Valor (7-2) saw two-race win streak come to a halt when seventh last out but could atone here for trainer Ronney Brown. #7 Viper (8-1) was also fourth in latest outing and could improve off that effort here for Farrior.
In another three-turn event for claimers, #2 Goofy Boy (5-2) graduated against maiden claimers last out and seeks repeat score for owner-trainer Michael Sandoval. #8 Chesapeake Charlie (3-1) was solid second last out for Schottroffe and looms the main threat to the choice here. #9 Auts Revolution (6-1) was fourth last out and makes fourth start since graduating against maiden claimers one year ago for trainer James Dean Locklear. #4 Jacky’s Man (4-1) was good fourth last out for owner-trainer Lenworth Sewell and could improve here.
- Lacey Gaudet carrying on family traditionTrainer Eddie Gaudet won the 1991 General George, and now 30 years later, his daughter Lacey Gaudet hopes to annex the G3 Fritchie with Dontletsweetfoolya.
In another two-turn allowance for older runners, #2 Golden Appeal (5-2) rallied from well off the pace to finish solid third in Jan. 14 allowance and gets the nod in this spot for owner-trainer Manolo Mangual. #4 Morgan County was sharp second in same Jan. 14 allowance and will be the one to catch turning for home here for trainer Vernon Greaves. #8 Doctor McCoy has been fifth and sixth in two starts since graduating against maiden special weight foes and will have to improve for trainer James W. Casey. #7 Bop Marley (6-1) has been second twice in last three tries versus claimers and steps back into allowance company for trainer Javier Contreras.
In the Saturday night finale, a one-turn maiden $5,000 claiming event, #11 Confusion (5-1) could finally graduate in 26th attempt if he draws in off the also eligible list for owner-trainer Maria Romero. #10 Button Box (12-1) makes local debut and seeks to end 0-for-27 drought for trainer Crystal Richison. #6 Mister Carson (7-5) was second two starts back for trainer David Walters and looms the odds-on choice in this spot. #8 Brother Skye (12-1) is one of only two three-year-olds in this field and looks to garner diploma in seventh start for owner Glenn Harrison of Mean Bean fame.