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.
- Medina Spirit dies following morning workMedina Spirit, first past the post in the 2021 Kentucky Derby, suffered an apparent heart attack on the racetrack this morning at Santa Anita Park and died.
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.
- Mychel Sanchez looking to “put my name out there”Jockey Mychel Sanchez, long based at Parx Racing, has spread his wings a bit this year with pretty positive results.
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.