CHARLES TOWN PICKS AND ANALYSIS: October 16
Charles Town has an eight-race Saturday card. Post time is 7:00 p.m. Good luck!
Carryovers: Jackpot Pick 6, $2,618
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In the Saturday night opener, a two-turn event for $5,000 claiming fillies and mares, #1 Whose That Lady (3-1) gets favorable inside draw for this spot and looks poised for mild upset here. #4 My Way Or Else (7-5) was second in latest local appearance during the summer and looms the solid favorite in this spot while seeking first win in 15 starts this year. #5 Kim’s Diamond (9-2) won two back and could atone for latest outing at a decent price. #6 Lil Sweetheart (10-1) gets the nod to round out the gimmicks at a big price.
In this two-turn maiden special weight event, #1 More Please (7-5) has been second twice in three tries for trainer Javier Contreras and gets nod to graduate here with favorable inside draw. #3 Fashionable (15-1) gives Contreras chance to run one-two at a generous price. #4 Dashing Circles (6-5) was sharp second in local debut and looms the likely favorite in this spot for trainer Ollie Figgins, III. #5 Raging Whirlwind (8-1) has been third twice in six starts and could round out the gimmicks at a modest price.
- Jungle Beast roars in WV FuturityThe improving Jungle Beast dominated the West Virginia Futurity Saturday at Charles Town on a day when two-year-olds took center stage.
In this two-turn event for $5,000 claimers, #2 Catch My Caboose (5-1) was good second last out and could attain first seasonal win here for trainer Michael Weeks. #3 Barry Karafin Bets (9-2) owns one win and two second-place efforts from three starts this year and certainly rates mild upset chance. #4 Southern Saviour (6-1) boasts two wins this year but last four outings have been unproductive. #5 Brian’s Avenue (6-5) also sports two wins this year for trainer David Walters and could atone for latest as the solid choice here.
In this one-turn maiden special weight event for state-bred two-year-olds, #2 Thunder Kitten (9-5) was solid second last out and looks poised to garner his diploma here for trainer Javier Contreras. #5 Windsors Tail (7-2) was good third in career debut for trainer Tim Grams and could graduate in this spot. #8 What an Ox (8-1) gets favorable outside draw and could continue steady improvement pattern in third career outing. #7 Felicias Castle (10-1) was fourth in career debut and gives Grams outside chance to run one-two here.
In this two-turn event for $4,000 claimers, #3 Drive In (3-1) has been second twice and third twice in 12 winless starts this year but gets the nod to forge mild upset here. #2 Fonda Romana (1-1) has been second in each of last two and will be solid favorite in this spot. #1 Carolina Bambina (12-1) gets favorable inside draw and could round out gimmicks at generous price. #6 Courtly Kitty (8-1) makes second local start and could improve off of fourth-place effort in latest.
In this two-turn maiden special weight event for two-year-old fillies, #8 Miss Casey (4-5) makes local debut after three decent efforts in Maryland for trainer Anthony Farrior and looms the shortest-priced favorite of the night. #7 Timeisgolden (5-1) was solid second last out for trainer Stacey Viands of Parisian Diva fame and could graduate here. #6 Bipartisan Brooke (10-1) gives Farrior chance to run one-two here. #4 Midnight Regret (12-1) was good second in career debut for trainer Raimondo Schiano-Dicola and could forge mild surprise here.
- BackTracks: Open Mind runs the tableIn today’s BackTracks, New Jersey-bred Open Mind records a stunning 10-race win streak to punctuate her Hall of Fame career.
In this one-turn allowance for fillies and mares, #3 Our Diamond Girl (7-2) returns from two starts in Maryland and gets the nod to forge mild upset in this spot for trainer Tim Grams. #6 My Lovely Girl (8-5) has finished second in each of last three local starts and will be the solid choice here to shed bridesmaid status. #5 College Kid (3-1) prevailed in latest outing in July and should be a factor here off the modest layoff. #2 Good Karma (9-2) has been consistent sort all season for trainer Ronney Brown and merits respect here.
In the Saturday night finale, a two-turn event for state-bred maiden $12,500 claimers, #1 Swiss Horizon (3-1) gets favorable inside draw and looks poised to graduate here for trainer Joseph Stehr. #2 Test Me I Dare U (5-1) makes second start since exiting maiden special weight company and should improve off latest outing. #5 Tina’s Song (8-5) has been second in each of three attempts at the level and looms the odds-on choice in this spot. #6 Daffydill (12-1) merits respect as outsider and could round out several gimmicks at a generous price.