CHARLES TOWN PICKS AND ANALYSIS: November 6
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 two-turn maiden special weight event for two-year-old fillies, #2 Keen Machine (5-2) has been second and third in last two tries against maiden claimers in Maryland for trainer Anthony Farrior and gets the nod in this group. #4 Jackie the Joker (6-5) exits a pair of maiden special weight events at Laurel and looms the favorite in this spot while giving Farrior solid chance to run one-two here. #1 Stacias Ruby (3-1) was solid second last out after running third in each of first two outings for trainer Greg Viands. #3 Jack’s Ruca (15-1) could complete several gimmicks at a generous price.
In this two-turn event for $4,000 claimers, #1 Boca Birdie (6-1) gets favorable inside draw and merits respect for mild upset here for trainer Crystal Pickett. #7 Algodonal (3-5) makes big price drop in local debut for Farrior and may be poised for an upset here at a very short price. #6 Fonda Romana (5-2) has been second in each of last three for trainer Richard Hummer and figures prominently in this spot. #4 Girl Powder (15-1) could round out the triple or super here at a big price.
- Jock Sheldon Russell named on one FridayJockey Sheldon Russell, out since suffering a mild shoulder injury Nov. 19, is named to ride one horse Friday at Laurel Park.
In this one-turn dash for state-bred $10,000 claiming fillies and mares, #5 Singing Harmony (9-2) gets favorable outside draw and looks poised for a mild upset in this spot. #4 Mary Boppins Too (3-1) has won two straight for trainer Linda Dollinger-Stehr and could forge three-peat score here. #2 Dyladdie (9-5) also won last out and looks capable of repeat score here for trainer Javier Contreras. #1 Hollywood Brown (5-2) exits allowance and stakes company last two for trainer Mike Jones, Jr. and may have found another winnable spot.
In this two-turn event for $5,000 claimers, #1 Camgo (7-2) gets favorable inside draw and gets the nod for mild upset here. #2 Bobbyfromthepalm (9-2) also draws well and could play spoiler in this spot for trainer Mike Jones, Jr. #4 Southern Saviour (3-1) notched two wins earlier this year but is still seeking to end seven-month skid here. #5 Catch My Caboose (5-2) was good second last out but has been idle since and looks to be tepid choice here.
In this competitive one-turn starter allowance event for older males, #3 Zaino Boyz (3-1) has been second three times in last four tries and could shed bridesmaid role here at a modest price. #2 Black Candy (5-2) sports solid 5-4-1 slate from 10 starts this year for trainer Kevin Patterson and looms a major player in this spot. #1 To the Front (7-5) won last out and boasts five wins in 10 starts this year for Farrior and will be solid choice despite rail draw. #6 Strong Like Bull (12-1) has won four of six this year and could atone for latest outing at a big price here.
In this one-turn allowance dash for state-bred boys, #7 Zep (5-1) gets favorable outside draw and looks primed for mild upset here for trainer Ollie Figgins III of Dance to Bristol fame. #6 Mio Graceland (6-1) also should benefit from outside slot for trainer Victor Espinosa of Noble’s Honey fame. #5 Morgan County (5-2) looms the tepid favorite here while attempting to regain earlier form. #3 Rocket Sound (3-1) defeated starter allowance foes last out and makes the jump back into allowance company.
- High flyer: Tuskegee Airmen’s meaningful connectionWhen owner Chuck Zacney began looking for a name for his Street Sense colt, he remembered a late friend who had been one of the WWII era Tuskegee Airmen.
RACE 7 — A HUEVO STAKES
In the featured $75,000 A Huevo Stakes for West Virginia-bred older runners, West Virginia Breeders Classic hero #4 Muad’dib (3-5) looks to maintain perfect start to his career by notching his third straight stakes tally for trainer Jeff Runco. #8 Boaster (8-1) was solid third in Onion Juice and returns to favorable three-turn event and gives Runco solid chance to run one-two here. #7 Hero’s Man (8-1) was second to Muad’dib in WVBC feature and looks to turn the tables on the unbeaten star in this spot. #2 Brother Corbin (15-1) has won last two against allowance company but thrives in three-turn outings over the strip.
In the Saturday night finale, an interesting two-turn starter allowance event for fillies and mares, #1 Mary’s Jewel (3-1) exits tougher last two outings and gets favorable inside draw for mild upset bid here. #2 Thunderturtle (5-2) returns after more than nine months for trainer Dale Capuano and appears shaky favorite. #3 Awesome Alana (8-1) was good third last out for trainer Lela Hanagan and could improve off that effort here. #5 Bird Traffic (4-1) was also good third last out in local debut and would not be a shocker in the finale.