Sleepy Eyes Todd
Sleepy Eyes Todd won the 2020 Grade 2 Charles Town Classic. Photo by Coady Photography.

Charles Town Races has an eight-race card on tap for this evening. Post time for the opener is 7:00 p.m., and we’ve got Charles Town picks.

Carryovers: Jackpot Pick 6, $88,319

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Race 64-2-7-1Top choice #4 Tuesday Too (9-2) had a bit of a trip last out in her debut before finishing fourth. She broke a touch slow, rushed up along the inside to vie for the lead, then steadied briefly when put in tight near the quarter-pole before tiring late while running a bit greenly. We like the good early speed she showed that day, and she should be able to take a step forward today, especially with a cleaner trip… Morning line favorite #2 Cherokee Castle (6-5) has finished second or third in each of her three starts, including her last, in which she finished well clear of the top choice… Draw a line through that last for #7 Tapit Cat (5-1). She hesitated at the break and came away well last, which is death going 4 1/2 furlongs. Her debut was perfectly acceptable… #1 Just Ask Me (6-1) has been going the wrong way of late, but the odds may be square come post time…
Race 73-6-8-5Top choice #3 Justalittleviolent (9-2) beat similar two back and ran a perfectly credible race last out when third against better. Dropped back into an easier spot, she’ll have every right to contend… The wire arrived just in time last out for #6 Captain Sam (5-2), who led throughout in her first start in the Farrior barn. She may have company up front here… Farrior has a double threat in here and will also send out #8 Lookingforanewspot (2-1). This one beat similar two back, but note that top jock Bocachica leaves this one to ride Captain Sam…