CHARLES TOWN PICKS AND ANALYSIS: October 30
Charles Town has an eight-race Saturday card. Post time is 7:00 p.m. Good luck!
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In the Saturday night opener, a one-turn event for maiden $12,500 claiming two-year-old fillies, #4 Bipartisan Brooke (4-5) exits maiden special weight company and looks best in compact group for trainer Anthony Farrior. #3 California Suzy (3-1) also exits two maiden special weight events for trainer John McKee and merits respect here. #2 Queen of Kantharos (5-2) tried maiden special weight foes in local debut and takes the drop for this spot. #1 Love California (10-1) also exits pair of maiden special weight events and gives McKee outside chance to run one-two.
In the second, a two-turn starter allowance for older runners, #5 Super Garner (6-5) boasts nine-race win streak for trainer Bernard Dunham and looks poised to cap very chalky early daily double with 10th straight tally. #1 Ellie’s Lil Man (7-2) was solid second at this level two back and looms a threat to the fave here for trainer Ronney Brown. #3 Command The Cat (2-1) exits a pair of state-bred stakes for McKee and merits serious respect in this spot. #2 Thorn of Rose Hill (30-1) could complete several gimmicks at a very big price.
- Delaware Park: Stakes-quality allowance featuredDelaware Park kicks off its 2022 meet with an interesting eight-race card that features a stakes-quality allowance and maiden event on the turf.
In this one-turn maiden special weight event for fillies and mares, #6 Deemed Essential (4-5) has performed well in trio of local events for trainer Ronney Brown and looks set to graduate in this spot. #5 Diggin for Dough (6-1) was good third in local debut against maiden claimers and makes the jump back to maiden special weight company. #4 My Best Girl (20-1) makes fifth attempt at this level and could complete several gimmicks at a big price. #1 Dew Dat (5-2) was good third in local debut at the level for trainer Dale Capuano and looms a threat despite rail draw.
In this one-turn dash for two-year-old state-bred maiden claimers, #6 Bought By Diva (8-5) gets favorable outside draw for trainer Stacey Viands of Parisian Diva fame and looks set to continue chalky start to the card. #5 Angela’s Romeo (6-1) makes career debut for owner-trainer Tim Collins and could forge mild surprise here. #4 Fourdiamondsplease (15-1) exits maiden special weight company for McKee and could round out several gimmicks at a big price. #3 Chase Lil Me (8-1) gives Collins outside chance to run one-two with a pair of first-timers.
In this two-turn event for $5,000 claimers, #1 Jammin Still (4-1) gets favorable inside draw and looks set for mild upset in this spot. #2 Dynamic Day (10-1) returns after two starts elsewhere and should benefit from draw while looking for surprise tally. #7 King Nekia (5-2) returns from Delaware Park and looks to shed local bridesmaid image here. #10 Marsac (3-1) looms a major player in this spot for trainer Anthony Farrior despite outside post draw.
In this one-turn allowance dash for three-year-olds and up, #5 Lookatlittleferris (9-5) graduated last out in his local debut and seeks second straight score here. #3 Hello Carlo (4-1) graduated two back and looks to atone for last outing for trainer Stacey Viands. #2 One More Factor (2-1) has been first and second in two starts over the strip and looms a threat in this spot. #1 Chasing Anna (5-2) won two back and was solid third in allowance effort last out.
- The (almost) fabulous fillies of the PreaknessBefore Rachel Alexandra and Swiss Skydiver won the Preakness, these four fillies made a major impact on the Middle Jewel without winning it.
In the $75,000 Eleanor Casey Memorial for state-bred two-year-old fillies, #8 Fancy Her Up (5-2) faded as the favorite trying turns for the first time and running against the bias last out but gets the chance to atone here for owner-trainer John A. Casey, son of the race’s namesake. #1 The Sky Is Falling (8-5) captured the Triple Crown Nutrition BC as overlooked 9-1 shot but likely inherits favorite’s role in stakes repeat bid here for trainer Jeff Runco. #4 My Juba (4-1) graduated last out for owner-breeder-trainer James W. Casey, widower of the race’s namesake. #2 Sarah’s Warrior (9-2) won at first asking two weeks ago and gives Casey family outside chance to sweep top three spots here.
In the Saturday night finale, a two-turn event for state-bred $5,000 claiming fillies and mares, #1 Castleinthemeadow (8-1) looks poised to cap the card with one of the biggest surprises on the program. #3 Boca Birdie (9-2) prevailed against claimers two back and looms a danger in this spot for trainer Crystal Pickett. #2 Run On Energy (12-1) was good third last out and might round out several gimmicks at a generous price. #4 Lady Madison (7-2) has been consistent sort all year for trainer William Atkins.