CHARLES TOWN PICKS AND ANALYSIS: mARCH 6
Charles Town has an eight-race Saturday card. Post time is the normal 7:00 p.m. Good luck!
Carryovers: Jackpot Pick 6, $13,844
In this two-turn event for $5,000 claimers to kick off the card, #2 Byebye Byebye (3-1) is in good form now and seeks second straight score for trainer John Carlisle. #1 Boundtobegood (7-2) exits tough one-turn dash for claimers and should be a factor stretching out here for trainer Ronney Brown. #4 Astro Rider (5-2) was good third last out and gives Carlisle chance to run one-two in this spot. #6 Seize The Day (5-1) debuted for trainer Bob Baffert against maiden special weight company at Santa Anita roughly one year ago and seeks first win in four local tries.
In this one-turn starter allowance dash for fillies and mares, #4 Gandhi’s Castle (5-2) exits allowance event off runner-up effort and looks poised to score here for trainer Kevin Patterson. #7 Prime Lime (8-5) was sharp third last out for trainer Bernard Dunham and could regain winning ways in this spot as tepid favorite. #6 Country Magic (8-1) has been fourth in each of her last three for trainer Analia Larrosa but could improve here. #3 Nellysford (6-1) exits allowance company in Feb. 25 seasonal debut for trainer Ollie Figgins III and should benefit from that recent outing.
- WVBC: The Sky Is Falling pointing to CavadaThree-year-old The Sky Is Falling bested her elders last out in the Sadie Hawkins Stakes and now is pointing to the Oct. 8 WV Cavada Breeders’ Classic.
In this three-turn affair for maiden $5,000 claimers, #2 Nor Per Ours (6-1) draws favorably and looks for upset for Figgins and owner-breeder Bonita Farm. #5 Pond Hockey (3-1) makes local debut after last two outings at Laurel Park for trainer Jesus Cruz. #4 Brilliant Patina (5-2) has spent much of her career on synthetic tracks in the midwest and looks to garner diploma on dirt here for trainer Paul McEntee. #3 Flicker’s Princess (5-1) was good second two starts back for Brown and merits respect in this spot.
In this competitive, two-turn allowance for older males, #6 Fancy Concho (2-1), last year’s champion WV-bred three-year-old male, looks to maintain his winning ways for trainer Tim Grams. Fiber Sonde homebred gelding sports six wins and five runner-up efforts from 11 career outings. #4 Hypothesis (7-2) was good second last out for trainer Crystal Pickett and looms a serious threat to the top choice. #3 Boaster (5-2) makes his seasonal debut for Runco and certainly merits respect in this spot off the bench. #2 Annamated Moon (4-1) was a sharp local winner two back and can atone for latest with a similar performance.
In this one-turn dash for maiden $5,000 claimers, #9 USS Costly (9-2) was solid second in his local debut for trainer Justin Godsey and gets favorable outside draw in latest bid for diploma. #8 Frank The Tank (8-1) makes his local debut and tries seventh different track in nine tries for McEntee and last three efforts on dirt were solid. #7 Orientated (6-1) makes local debut after three tries against maiden claimers at Laurel Park for Farrior. #2 Holy Boly (4-1) was good third in local debut last out and could graduate in here.
In this two-turn affair for $5,000 claiming fillies and mares, #6 Cheese Louise (6-5) graduated two starts back and can atone for latest for owner-trainer Lela Hanagan. #4 Sharp’s Mission (10-1) has shown steady pattern of improvement for last two months and looms a serious contender for owner-trainer Jerry Campbell. #7 Charitable Miss (9-2) has been second once and third once in three outings this year for owner-trainer Natasha Aylor. #1 West Virginia Pam (8-1) returns from Turfway Park and seeks first triumph in third local try.
- BackTracks: The kingly Henry of NavarreIn today’s BackTracks, New Jersey-bred Henry of Navarre found Hall of Fame success on the racetrack and later played a more martial role.
In this rare, three-turn allowance for older boys, #6 Never Compromise (3-1) finished fourth in his first try against winners after graduating first out for Runco. #4 Doctor McCoy (5-2) was sharp second last out for owner-breeder-trainer James W. Casey and looms a serious threat in this spot. #1 Spunman (3-1) graduated against maiden special weight foes last out and gives Runco chance to run one-two here. #5 Golden Appeal (9-2) has been third in each of his last two tries for trainer Manolo Mangual and could be a factor in this spot.
In the two-turn finale for $4,000 claimers, #3 Rocket Road (4-1) has been first and second in last two for trainer Kristy Gazzier and looks poised for another tally here. #9 Daystrike (7-2) makes long awaited local debut for trainer Damon Dilodivico and looms a genuine threat despite outside draw. #7 Katman Quick (8-1) has been third and second in last two tries for Linda Dollinger-Stehr and could prevail in this spot at a generous price. #10 Cavallotto (8-1) was good third in seasonal debut for trainer Kevin Joy and also merits respect at a decent price here.