CHARLES TOWN PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: MAR. 12
Charles Town Races has an eight-race card on tap for this evening. Post time for the opener is 7:00 p.m., and we’ve got Charles Town picks.
|Race 3||4-1-6-3||Top choice #4 Lincoln Center (5-2) has certainly had plenty of cracks to break her maiden — 14, to be exact — and hasn’t managed to do it. On the other hand, she’s never descended to the $12,500 level, either. In her last, she rallied a little to be fourth against special weight company at Mahoning Valley, and the two-turn, seven-furlong trip here might just hit her between the eyes… The morning line favorite, #1 Callinghercollins (9-5), looked to be home and dry last time out, taking a clear lead nearing the eighth pole, but she gacked it up to end up second (as the 4-5 favorite). Still, a repeat of that puts her right there again this evening… #6 Easy’s Final Rose (12-1) took the worst of it leaving the gate last time out, which in a 4 1/2-furlong sprint pretty much was a death knell for her chances. The added ground on offer here might aid the cause, and with just three career starts, she owns the right to improve… #3 Signature Dish (3-1) drops back to the level where she’s competed before…|
|Race 5||1-3-5-6||The Tim Grams-trained #1 Let’s Get Started (9-5) didn’t run well last time out as the 3-2 favorite but may not have relished the muddy racing strip. His prior try was a decent second, though, and here, he drops out of special weight company into the claiming ranks for the first time. Rider Peltroche and Grams team up to win at a 31% clip… Dropping back into the claiming ranks should help #3 In the Gospel (8-5), who was a good second two back versus similar. Making his second start in the Ronney Brown barn and stretching back out to two turns, this one should factor… #5 Ask Me How Iknow (10-1) slipped through inside to loom a threat in the lane last time but was outfinished. His career-best effort (last July) came going two turns, so the added ground shouldn’t be an issue… #6 Ponticello (5-1) was third against similar two back…|