CHARLES TOWN PICKS AND ANALYSIS: February 19
Charles Town has a nine-race Saturday card. Post time is 7:00 p.m. Good luck!
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In the Saturday night opener, a one-turn dash for $5,000 claiming fillies and mares, #6 Sister Joann (5-2) makes third start this month for owner-trainer Jacob Hess and gets favorable outside draw in this spot. #5 Sister Secret Lee (7-2) was fifth in seasonal debut against similar and could improve off that effort for trainer Michael Sterling. #4 Proudly Elegant (8-5) was solid fourth in local debut for trainer Kristy Gazzier and looms modest favorite here. #2 Bella Femmina (4-1) makes seasonal debut for owner-trainer Kevin Boykins and could enjoy ground saving journey in this spot.
In this interesting, one-turn allowance for fillies and mares, #3 Kashan (3-1) makes seasonal debut off a series of good efforts at Delaware Park for trainer Ben Perkins, Jr. and gets the nod for mild upset. #2 Beach Banker (9-5) sports maiden special weight and allowance victories at Penn National and looms the tepid favorite here in local and seasonal debut. #1 Rush On By (4-1) arrives from Finger Lakes with two wins from four outings including a stakes tally and merits respect in this spot. #5 Heated (5-1) defeated claimers in seasonal debut last out and seeks second straight for trainer Crytal Pickett.
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In the lone, three-turn event on the card, #2 J J Wedgit Man (9-5) was second two back and can atone for latest effort here for trainer Jack Hurley. #3 Lufty’s Kisses (7-5) was solid second last out for trainer Dewayne Johnson and looms the tepid choice in this spot. #5 The Don of Squan (8-1) was decent fourth in local debut last out for owner-trainer John Stahlin and could improve off that effort. #7 Owl Run (15-1) could round out several gimmicks at a generous price in local debut.
In this two-turn event for $6,250 claiming fillies and mares, #2 Morality Clause (7-2) exits starter allowance company and gets the nod in this group for trainer Jack Hurley. #1 Lady Macho (2-1) makes fourth start of campaign for trainer Anthony Rideoutt III and was solid second two back. #4 Mary’s Jewel (3-1) exits two starter allowance events and may have found winnable spot for trainer Rhea Pennella. #5 China Cat (4-1) won last out for Farrior and merits respect here.
In this one-turn maiden $12,500 claiming event, #8 Flash of Day (6-1) gets favorable outside draw following two good efforts at the level for trainer John McKee and could graduate at a generous price. #7 R Tap (4-1) was solid second last out for trainer Javier Contreras and merits respect here. #6 Smellslikemoney (5-1) has been second and third in two seasonal outings for trainer Ernesto Perez and could post mild upset in this spot. #3 Being Me (5-2) returns to the level after three tries against maiden special weight foes and looms the tepid favorite.
In this two-turn event for $10,000 claiming fillies and mares, #2 Tizbit (4-1) makes seasonal debut off several decent works for trainer Jeff Runco and gets the nod for mild upset here. #3 Miss Wave (6-5) has been first and second in two seasonal outings for trainer Anthony Farrior and looms the likely odds-on choice at post time. #4 CV’s Campfire (7-2) was fourth in seasonal debut for Runco and should improve off that effort. #6 Najwa (9-2) has been fifth in each of first two seasonal outings for trainer Russell Davis and could complete several gimmicks.
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In this one-turn allowance dash for state-bred fillies and mares, #7 Yolo Charlotte (3-5) absolutely romped in local debut last out for trainer Stephen Lyster and looks destined to handle winners in this spot. #5 Windsor’s Play (3-1) graduated in career debut last September but is still looking to prevail at entry level for owner-breeder-trainer James W. Casey. #4 Castle Lights (8-1) won two starts back for Casey and merits respect in this spot. #6 Stones Road (20-1) graduated against maiden claimers last out and coupld round out several gimmicks at a big price.
In the Saturday night finale, a two-turn event for $5,000 claimers, #2 Tommy Pies (8-1) was solid second last out and could forge genuine surprise in this spot for trainer Russell Davis. #6 The Big K (8-5) returns after several starts in neighboring states and faced maiden special weight foes in previous local outing. #10 Hands Down (2-1) bested maiden claimers last out locally and could repeat here for Farrior despite outside post. #8 Day of Honor (6-1) was so-so sixth in previous outing but could improve off that effort here for trainer Crystal Pickett.