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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 Saturday night opener, a one-turn dash for state-bred $10,000 claiming fillies and mares, #4 Power Sonde (9-5) exits allowance races to start the season and looks destined to prevail in this spot for trainer Michael Weeks. #5 Handsome Joanie (5-1) was decent fourth in seasonal debut last month and gets favorable outside draw here for trainer Stacey Viands of Parisian Diva fame. #3 Sister Joann (3-1) was solid second last out and should make her presence known in this spot. #2 Dereka’s Bluff (5-2) was also second last out after exiting allowance company and looms a threat here.



In this one-turn dash for maiden $5,000 claimers, #7 Tempesta (5-2) gets favorable outside draw and should live up to billing as tepid favorite for trainer Chuck Lawrence. #6 Hurricane Amigo (7-2) was solid third last out and hoping 19th time is charge for trainer Linda Dohlinger-Stehr. #5 Now I’m Broke (4-1) was also good third last out and perhaps trainer Crystal Pickett is hoping 18th time is the charm here. #4 Channel Scent (8-1) makes career debut for owner-trainer John McKee and could graduate at first asking.



In this one-turn allowance dash for fillies and mares, #6 Always Mia (6-5) graduated in local debut for trainer Claudio Gonzalez and looks poised to repeat against winners at odds-on. #5 Shiny Penny (4-1) graduated last out in seasonal debut and fourth attempt overall and could foil favorite’s bid for repeat score. #4 American Bound (9-2) was solid second in local allowance last out and could forge mild surprise here despite modest layoff. #3 Reign On and On (12-1) was humbled in last at this level after graduating two back but could be a factor here at a very generous price.



In this two-turn event for $4,000 claimers, #5 Dance Lightly (2-1) was sharp second last out and could forge very mild upset here for trainer John Stahlin. #4 Carina (8-1) makes seasonal debut but won last time over the strip and certainly merits respect if ready off the modest break. #2 Take Charge Tina (7-5) has yet to hit the board in two seasonal outings but Anthony Farrior trainee is likely to get well backed here. #1 I Am I Will (12-1) could certainly round out the gimmicks at a big price with favorable inside draw.



In this two-turn allowance for older runners, #2 Ministry of Magic (2-1) won smartly over the strip last out and looks poised to notch second straight tally for trainer Anthony Rideoutt II. #1 Spunman (6-1) was good third in seasonal debut six weeks ago for trainer Jeff Runco and gets favorable inside draw in this spot and merits a look at decent price. #5 Tapit to the Wire (7-5) makes local debut after facing tougher at Gulfstream Park and gives Runco outside chance to run one-two here. #3 Remys Showtime (12-1) defeated allowance foes in final 2021 outing and can atone for fifth-place finish in seasonal debut for trainer Tim Grams.



In this two-turn allowance for fillies and mares, #2 Dubai Was Lit (5-1) gets favorable inside draw for trainer Javier Contreras and looks poised for mild upset in here. #3 House Wrecker (7-5) graduated against maiden claimers at Turfway Park last out and makes local debut here for trainer Anthony Farrior and will likely assume favorite’s role at post time. #5 Complete Surprise (5-2) has been consistent sort thus far for owner-trainer Ernest Haynes and makes seasonal debut off ‘bullet’ work on Tuesday. #6 Dazzle Me (6-1) bested claimers last out for trainer Russell Davis and seeks repeat score against much tougher.



In this two-turn allowance for fillies and mares, #5 Moonlit Shadow (3-1) was solid third in local debut last out for trainer Tim Grams and still seeking to duplicate form of talented full-sister Moonlit Song. #6 Mending (2-1) makes local debut off a series of decent outings at Laurel and certainly merits respect here. #3 Pretty Edgy (5-2) was solid second against allowance foes two back at Penn National and makes local debut for trainer Richard Sillaman. #9 Mady Rose (8-1) sports 3-3-3 slate in 14 previous outings for trainer Javier Contreras and makes seasonal debut here.



In the Saturday night finale, a two-turn event for $5,000 claiming fillies and mares, #3 Totally Perfect (5-2) makes local debut following third-place effort last out at Penn National and appears likely to prevail here. #4 Travel Girl (3-1) also makes local debut after outings at Turfway Park and looms a threat to the top choice in this spot for trainer Joan Reynolds. #5 Rhythm Tree (10-1) was solid third last out and could forge mild surprise here. #7 California Suzy (7-2) was also solid third last out for trainer John McKee and merits respect despite outside draw.