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!

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In the Saturday night opener, a one-turn dash for $15,000 claiming fillies and mares, #3 Thislillimeofmine (5-2) is still in quest of her first win this year for trainer Javier Contreras but has been third twice against claimers. #4 Juba Train was third against allowance company last out and drops into a winnable spot here for trainer Mike Jones, Jr. #5 Miss Grandstander (2-1) also exits allowance company for trainer Tim Grams and looms the likely favorite in this spot. #2 Theladyistrue (9-2) has yet to hit the board in three starts this year but finally exits allowance company for owner-breeder-trainer John McKee.



In this one-turn event for maiden $5,000 claimers, #7 Stones Road (3-1) gets favorable outside draw for trainer Sara Kopecki and looks poised for mild upset here. #5 Red Hot Cookie (7-5) was solid second last out and looms the favorite here for trainer Ronney Brown. #6 Cowtown Energy (12-1) also gets favorable outside draw and could boost gimmicks at a generous price for trainer Manolo Mangual. #2 Sister Joann has finished third twice and merits respect in this spot..



In this one -turn dash for $5,000 claimers, #2 Natty Beau (3-1) was second last out and won two back for trainer Ronney Brown and and gets the nod in this competitive affair. #7 Cash For The Soul (9-2) returns from Mountaineer Park and looms a threat in this spot for trainer Kevin Joy. #5 Bi Bi Carpe (5-2) won last out at Mountaineer for trainer Kevin Patterson and certainly merits respect in here. #6 Gaming Jack (4-1) won three back for trainer Michael Sandoval and looks to regain winning ways here.



In this two-turn maiden $15,000 claiming event for boys, #1 Mister Deeks (3-1) has been second in each of last two and gets favorable rail draw for trainer Jean Rofe. #7 C.R.’s Mandate (8-5) exits maiden special weight company for the first time and looms the likely favorite here for trainer Tim Grams, #3 Huckleberry Friend (7-2) has been third once and fourth once since exiting MSW level and merits respect here. #4 Paris Calling (4-1) is full-brother to the late Parisian Diva and makes career debut here for same connections.



In this intriguing two-turn allowance for state-bred fillies and mares, #1 Mady Rose (7-2) has been second in each of last two for Contreras and gets the nod here for minor upset. #8 Eternal Heart (4-1) won last out and seeks repeat score in this spot for trainer Caio Camamori. #6 Mackenzie’s Music (3-1) won first two sharply for trainer Jeff Runco then faded in last and will seek to atone for that effort. #2 Moonlit Shadow (6-1) graduated last out and full-sister to Moonlit Song tries winners for the first time here for Grams.



In this competitive, salty allowance for state-bred older males, #7 Sagebrush (2-1) gets favorable outside draw for Grams while back at his main distance. #3 Hypothesis (9-5) just outlasted the top choice last out for trainer Crystal Pickett and is also cross-entered for $75K stakes at Mountaineer Park on their West Virginia Derby Day card. #2 Aaron’s Tap (4-1) has tons of back class and could work out an ideal trip here for trainer Jeff Runco. #5 Unrideabull (6-1) is looking to regain sophomore stakes form for trainer Michael Sterling.



In this rare, three-turn allowance for older males, #2 Brother Corbin (9-2) has been second in each of last two and gets favorable inside draw for trainer Janice Groves. #8 Welling (4-1) was solid second in last local outing here in May and returns from Delaware Park for trainer Kieron Magee. #7 Candy Invasion (4-1) has been third in each of last three starts but does sport three wins from eight starts this year for owner-breeder-trainer John A. Casey. #3 Titan’s Will (7-2) was second last out here and looms the tepid favorite in this spot for trainer Anthony Farrior.



In the Saturday night finale, a three-turn event for $5,000 claimers, #3 Righteous Man (3-1) won last out for Farrior and seeks repeat off the claim for Lenworth Sewell. #5 Ghost On A Mission (7-2) is winless in seven outings this year but could prevail in this spot for trainer Henry Walters. #1 Martin Man (9-5) was beaten favorite against similar last out and will seek atone for that effort here. #4 Gottaway (8-1) makes local debut for trainer Carol Doran and will look to improve off recent efforts at various tracks throughout the Mid-Atlantic.