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Art Collector and Luis Saez won the 2021 G2 Charles Town Classic. Photo by Allison Janezic.

Charles Town has an eight-race Saturday card. Post time is 7:00 p.m. Good luck!

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In the opening race on the first Saturday night card in December, a competitive, one-turn allowance dash for fillies and mares, #6 Shellby (7-5) arrives off sharp third-place finish at Churchill Downs and looks poised to score in her local debut as the solid choice. #5 Deemed Essential (6-1) graduated in her 10th try last out for trainer Ronney Brown but could forge mild upset facing winners for the first time. #2 Practically Dizzy (5-2) defeated claimers last out at Laurel Park last out for trainer Claudio Gonzalez and could repeat in this spot. #4 Stylish Paint (9-2) gives Brown outside chance to run one-two with pair of price horses.



In this two-turn event for $5,000 claimers, #1 J J Wedgit Man (3-1) has been second in each of last two and looks poised to shed bridesmaid status in this spot for trainer Tim Collins. #3 Twobitsaride (5-2) won last out and could certainly repeat here as the possible favorite. #8 Lufty’s Kisses (2-1) was good third last out and seeks first win since allowance tally at Mountaineer Park. #2 Boondoggle (6-1) makes local debut and could finally hit the board in eighth seasonal outing.



In this two-turn event for $5,000 claimers, #6 Zip the Lip (2-1) makes local debut for trainer John [Jerry] Robb of Little Bold John and Anna’s Bandit fame and looks poised to attain overdue score here. #7 Charlie Potatoes (9-5) won last out in local debut and could post second straight tally in competitive group. #13 Paint Music For Me (8-5) was sharp second last out and would assume favorite’s role here for trainer Kieron Magee if he draws in off the also eligible list. #12 Run Rabbit (9-2) exits allowance company and returns to winnable spot if he draws in.



In this two-turn event for $10,000 claiming fillies and mares, #5 Until Now (5-2) has faced tougher in recent starts returns to a winnable spot for trainer Kristy Gazzier. #6 Callinghercollins (2-1) won last out and looks capable of repeat score here as the likely favorite for trainer Jeff Runco. #3 My Expensive Gift (6-1) exits allowance company, won three back at Delaware Park and merits respect here. #4 Cairo Queen (8-1) makes local debut and seeks first seasonal score in 12th try.



In this two-turn event for $5,000 claimers, #1 Just a Bit Sassy (9-5) exits a pair of tough starter allowance events and looks to regain his winning ways here as the solid favorite courtesy of favorable inside draw. #4 Hardscratch (9-2) defeated similar last out and seeks second straight here for trainer Ronney Brown. #5 Talkthetalk (2-1) has been second and third in last two after posting most recent tally for trainer David Walters and will get ample support in this spot. #3 Intoxicologist (10-1) won two back and merits respect in this spot at a big price.



In this two-turn event for $5,000 claimers, #2 Kite Surfer (8-1) was promising third in second start back and looks capable of prevailing at a generous price here. #4 Fancy Castle (5-2) showed ample promise early in his career and now seeking to regain winning ways for trainer Ronney Brown. #9 Tickling Springs (7-2) won three starts back and merits respect in this spot for trainer Edwin Tobin. #8 Nazca Mystery (5-1) gives Gazzier outside chance to run one-two here.



In this one-turn allowance for state-bred fillies and mares, #7 Eye of the Needle (5-2) was good third against similar last out after graduating two back and looks to regain winning ways here for trainer David Walters. #5 Love to Zoom (2-1) has been facing similar last three since September maiden score and could rebound here for trainer Ronney Brown. #1 Snowy Juba Cat (9-5) was sharp second against winners last out after graduating in her debut and seeks second tally while attempting to overcome inside draw. #6 Denali d’Oro (6-1) was good third last out and could complete several gimmicks at a generous price.



In the Saturday night finale, #12 Bads Lil Lady (5-1) is hoping to draw into the race and then make 21st time the charm in this one-turn maiden $5,000 claiming event for fillies and mares. #11 Reveirs Minute (4-1) makes fourth stat start off long layoff for owner-breeder-trainer John McKee and merits respect if she draws in. #8 Castle’s Tuffy (5-1) is seeking to garner diploma in her 12th try for trainer Victor Espinosa of Noble’s Honey fame. #6 Real Appeal (5-2) hoping 15th time is the charm for trainer Joseph Stehr.