CHARLES TOWN PICKS AND ANALYSIS: JULY 24

Aaron's Tap
Aaron’s Tap won the 2019 It’s Only Money Stakes. Photo by Coady Photography.

Charles Town has an eight-race Saturday card. Post time is the normal 7:00 p.m. Good luck!

Carryovers: Jackpot Pick 6, $57,681

RACE 1

6-5-7-3

In this one-turn maiden $5,000 claiming event to kick off the Saturday night card, #6 Rocket Colony (5-2) drops from maiden $12,500 and gets favorable outside draw here for trainer Angelo Jackson. #5 Classy Smitty (6-5) was beaten favorite against maiden $12,500 company last out and takes double drop seeking to graduate. #7 Noble El Sid (6-1) showed signs of improvement in most recent and could post mild upset here for trainer Tim Grams. #3 We Got the Money (5-1) makes career debut off a pair of recent works for owner-trainer Analia Larrosa.

RACE 2

4-1-6-2

In this one-turn dash for $4,000 claimers to cap the early daily double, #4 Bearcat Kitten (5-1) seeks first win in 10 tries this year but was sharp second in latest for trainer Rhea Pennella. #1 R Boy Evens (8-5) was good third last out and looks primed for favorite’s role despite inside draw for trainer Ronney Brown. #6 Barry Karafin Bets (9-5) makes long awaited seasonal debut and takes big drop in price here for trainer James Cornwell, Jr. #2 Wizard of Odds (10-1) was good second last out and could prevail at a generous price here for trainer Natasha Aylor.

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RACE 3

3-2-1-6

In this one-turn allowance dash for state-bred fillies and mares, #3 Coach Rube (5-2) exits stakes company and looms one to beat off six-week break for owner-trainer John A. Casey. #2 Prime Lime (2-1) returns from Finger Lakes and is back in winnable spot for trainer Bernard Dunham. #1 Sherwood Lady (3-1) defeated starter allowance foes three back and seeks to regain winning ways here for trainer Mike Jones, Jr. #6 Lunar Prayer (12-1) won two back against claimers and gets another chance to topple allowance foes at a generous price for trainer Kevin Boykins.

RACE 4

3-4-5-7

In this one-turn allowance event for older runners, #3 Rocket Appeal (9-5) was solid second to razor sharp sophomore Golden Key last out and looks poised to regain winning ways here for trainer Marshall Campbell. #4 Inspiring Justice (5-2) has been second in each of last two but sports four wins from nine starts already this year for trainer Anthony Farrior. #5 Black Candy (4-1) won last out in return from Mountaineer Park and last two local tries and looms a threat here for trainer Kevin Patterson. #7 Strong Safety (6-1) gets favorable outside draw here for trainer Crystal Pickett and merits respect at a modest price.

RACE 5

3-4-7-1

In this two-turn event for $10,000 claimers, #3 Unleash Me (9-2) makes second local start after capturing career debut at Tampa Bay Downs in January and gets the nod to succeed here at a modest price for trainer Anthony Farrior #4 Moonlit Night (5-2) makes second start of the year for trainer Tim Grams and should benefit from seasonal bow. #7 Black Steel (9-5) exits allowance company and won two starts back and looms the favorite in this spot for trainer Manola Mangual. Midwest invader #1 Kickin’ Kirby (6-1) makes local debut for trainer Ronney Brown and merits respect with inside draw.

RACE 6

1-7-5-4

In this wide open, three-turn allowance for state-breds, #1 Twentytwenty (15-1) gets favorable inside draw for trainer Kristy Gazzier and looms poised to forge genuine upset in here. #7 Westbury Estates (15-1) makes third try against allowance foes after graduating against maiden special weight company and could score at  generous price here for trainer Michael Atkins. #5 Pistol P. (3-1) defeated claimers last out and vaults back into allowance company as likely tepid choice for trainer James W. Casey. Durable distaffer #4 Gab’s Lil Leaguer (9-2) was second in filly-mare allowance last out and looks to upend male rivals here for owner-breeder-trainer Tim Collins.

RACE 7

7-5-10-1

In this three-turn affair for older runners, #7 Hot N Spicy Love (2-1) was sharp second last out but sports four wins from 10 starts this year for trainer Irving Velez. #5 Cantakeitanymore (6-1) has won last two and already owns three wins from eight starts this year for trainer Chris Keller. #10 Kadesh (9-2) makes local debut for Farrior and merits respect at a modest price. #1 Pool Boy Charlie (8-1) has raced well in four previous local tries and merits respect here for trainer Russell Davis.

RACE 8

10-6-2-7

In the Saturday night finale, a one-turn $5,000 claiming event for fillies and mares, #10 Doms Lady (8-1) won two back here and returns from Mountaineer Park seeking to regain winning ways for trainer Greg Viands. #6 Urkillingmebeth (5-1) gave trainer David Walters career win #1,500 back in January and seeks first score since. #2 Rockin Anna Rollin (9-5) graduated against maiden special weight company here in March but has not fared well in claimers since for Runco. #7 Anchorette (9-2) returns from Indiana Grand for second local try for trainer Anthony Lucas.

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