CHARLES TOWN PICKS AND ANALYSIS: mARCH 27
Charles Town has an eight-race Saturday card. Post time is the normal 7:00 p.m. Good luck!
In this one-turn dash for $4,000 claimers to kick off the final Saturday night card in March, #4 Jaxbradenrishi (5-2) tried similar last and could prevail in this group for trainer Wade Sanderson. #1 Zep (3-5) makes serious plummet from allowance company to the bottom here for trainer Ollie Figgins III and looms the odds-on choice. #6 Gattosing (10-1) makes modest drop from $5,000 claimers and could hit the board for the first time in four tries this year. #2 Bearcat Kitten (8-1) was ninth versus similar on St. Paddy’s Day and could improve off the short turnaround.
In this two-turn event for $4,000 claimers to cap the early daily double, #3 Rocket Road (1-1) finished third in one-turn dash against similar and should be able to carry his speed to a score here at a short price for trainer Kristy Gazzier. #6 The Forty Factor (5-2) was good second two back and looms a threat here for owner-trainer Steven Murdock. #1 Owl Run (8-1) has been second and third in last two outings and could provide a mild upset in this spot. #5 Tizezzy (5-1) was second three back but will have to improve on consecutive fifth-place efforts for trainer Ronney Brown.
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In this two-turn event for maiden $7,500 claimers, #1 Signature Dish (2-1) has been second in last three tries against claimers and looks poised to graduate in this spot for trainer John Carlisle. #5 Organza (7-5) makes local debut after previous tries at Turfway Park for trainer Justin Godsey and looms the tepid favorite at post time. #6 Waterloo Rose (6-1) was good fourth last out against similar and could improve here. #2 Qt Bliegh (7-2) makes local debut after three tries against maiden special weight company at Mountaineer Park and gives Godsey outside chance to run one-two here.
In this three-turn event for $4,000 claimers, #2 Katman Quick (8-5) has been second once and third twice last three outings for trainer Linda Dohlinger-Stehr and looms the one to beat in this spot. #5 Three to Thirteen (9-5) has been fourth and fifth last two and could improve here. #6 Envision Success (2-1) has hit the board recently and looms a threat in this spot. #4 Bay Hill (15-1) was good third last out for trainer WIlliam Aylor, Jr. and could round out the gimmicks at a big price here.
In this one-turn dash for $5,000 claimers, #7 Bi Bi Carpe (7-5) graduated last out against maiden claimers and gets favorable outside draw while seeking repeat score for trainer Kevin Patterson. #3 Grandpa Munster (8-1) graduated two back against maiden claimers and could atone for latest outing in this spot for trainer Vernon Greaves. #4 Crown and Coke (9-2) showed speed last in local debut and could improve here. #5 Dynamic Day (5-2) exits allowance company and gives Greaves a chance to run one-two here.
In this one-turn event for state-bred $5,000 claimers, #6 Derek’s Boy (1-1) was sharp last out for trainer Anthony Farrior and seeks repeat from favorable outside draw as likely choice. #5 Chestnut Lime (9-5) was solid third two back and could improve in this spot for trainer Ronney Brown. #4 Redoubtable (6-1) won last out two months ago for trainer Lee Couchenour. #3 Quite Suggestive (8-1) finished solid second last out for trainer Crystal Pickett and could forge mild upset here.
- Which horses had the best post-CT Classic careers?Art Collector’s win in Saturday’s Grade 1 Pegasus got us wondering: which winners of the Charles Town Classic had the best careers after their Classic win?
In this two-turn allowance for state-bred fillies and mares, #2 Jamestown Road (2-1) was good second last out against similar after graduating two back against maiden special weight company for trainer James W. Casey. #3 Tiz Evan’s Honey (7-5) won smartly in one-turn maiden special weight dash in career debut and seeks repeat while trying two turns and winners for first time for trainer Kevin Joy. #5 Boundtobeok (5-2) graduated against maiden special company two starts back and could atone for first try against winners. #4 Katalima (8-1) finished second twice in last three outings for trainer Stacey Viands.
Finally in the Saturday finale, a one-turn maiden $5,000 claiming event, #11 Sittin Frosty (20-1) makes seasonal debut for trainer accustomed to bringing horses back off a layoff and could post surprise if draws in off the AE list. #10 Irish Lion (15-1) exits maiden special weight company in career debut for trainer Zoe Valvo and looms a longshot threat with favorable outside draw. #3 USS Costly (4-1) has been second and third in two local tries for Godsey. #6 Unimaginable U (5-2) makes local debut off 10-month layoff for Farrior.