CHARLES TOWN PICKS AND ANALYSIS: November 27
Charles Town has an eight-race Saturday card. Post time is 7:00 p.m. Good luck!
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In the opener on the last Saturday night card of November, #1 Dynamic Day (5-2) was solid fourth in first local start back after two tries elsewhere and gets the nod in two-turn event for $5,000 claimers courtesy of favorable inside draw. #3 Elevated Forever (2-1) returns from two outings at Penn National to certainly winnable spot although likely as the tepid choice. #5 Deo Forte (7-2) has been fourth and fifth in two starts since win at Monmouth and could improve here. #6 Goofy Boy (3-1) has been consistent sort all season but looking to end six-month drought in this spot.
In this two-turn event for $5,000 claiming fillies and mares, #2 Spunky Ali Cat (4-1) was good third last out and won three back and seeks to regain winning ways here. #4 Courageous Grave (3-1) makes local debut off series of decent efforts at Delaware Park. #5 Suzysellsseashells (5-2) looks to end three-month skid here as the likely choice for trainer Ronney Brown. #6 Castle of Caylee (6-1) won three back and sports four wins in 11 starts this year and would not be a shocker here.
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In this one-turn maiden special weight dash for two-year-old fillies, #8 Jackie The Joker (7-5) was sharp second in local debut for trainer Anthony Farrior and looks poised to graduate as likely odds-on choice here. #6 Time Is Golden (9-2) has been second in each of last two for trainer Stacey Viands of Parisian Diva fame and could forge mild upset here. #1 Enjoy Summer (4-1) makes local debut off two outings against much tougher in New York for trainer Jeff Runco but inside draw could compromise chances. #3 Stacias Ruby (10-1) has been second once and third twice in four previous outings but seeks to atone for latest for trainer Greg Viands.
In this two-turn allowance for older males, #1 Dr Devera’s Way (7-2) arrives off two straight wins at Parx and gets the nod for mild upset despite being idle four months. #2 Black Steel (9-2) has won two of last three against claimers and gets another chance to prove himself at allowance level. #8 Fast Loaded (5-2) has performed well at the level but will look to atone for latest here for trainer Kieron Magee. #5 Cielo Azul (8-1) makes local debut off a series of outings at Indiana Downs and merits respect at a generous price.
In this one-turn maiden special weight for state-bred two-year-old fillies, #6 Noballstwostrikes (7-2) makes career debut off series of solid workouts for trainer Jeff Runco and owner David Raim and looks poised to graduate at first asking. #7 Thunder Kitten (3-1) has been second in each of last two for trainer Javier Contreras and could shed bridesmaid status here as the tepid choice. #5 Remys Gunsmoke (6-1) makes career debut off several solid works for trainer Tim Grams and could forge mild surprise here. #3 Roll Dem Bones has been second twice in stakes outings and merits respect here for trainer Ollie Figgins III.
In this competitive two-turn allowance for state-bred fillies and mares, #7 Door Buster (3-1) has won five of nine and dominated state-bred three-year-old fillies and gets the nod in this spot while tackling older rivals for trainer Ollie Figgins III. #8 Moonlit Shadow (6-1) has enjoyed solid campaign for trainer Tim Grams and full-sister to Moonlit Song could forge mild upset here. #9 Miss Wave (10-1) also has the chance to prevail at a generous price in this spot for trainer Ronney Brown. #6 Boundtobebad (5-2) has been second in each of last four outings and looks to end bridesmaid status here for trainer John A. Casey.
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RACE 7 – WEST VIRGINIA FUTURITY
In the feature race on the card and the final stakes on the 2021 calendar at Charles Town, #5 Jungle Beast (5-2) graduated last out and gets the nod in competitive edition of the West Virginia Futurity for trainer Javier Contreras and owner-breeder O’Sullivan Farms. #10 Spectaculo (5-1) was good third in career debut in two-turn maiden special weight for Runco and merits respect despite outside draw. #2 Late In The Game (9-2) was solid second in career debut but will seek to atone for latest for owner-breeder-trainer James W. Casey. #3 Hessica (6-1) has tried stakes foes in two previous outings and filly looks poised to tackle the boys here for owner-breeder-trainer and former jockey Kristy Petty.
In the Saturday night finale, a two-turn event for $4,000 claiming fillies and mares, #2 Fonda Romance (8-1) has been second three times in eight starts this year and could end seasonal bridesmaid status at a generous price here. #6 Polished Copper (3-1) also seeking to end seasonal drought here although likely as tepid post time choice. #10 Mackenzie’s Star (7-2) won three back for Runco and merits respect here despite outside draw. #8 Robthequeen (4-1) was good third in first local start since outings in New Mexico and could be only Colorado-bred winner here this month.