Charles Town picks and horses to watch: May 27
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, $3,553
- Jock Sheldon Russell wins first start in nine monthsHeldish, trained by Brittany Russell, won at first asking to give jockey (and her husband) Sheldon Russell a victory in his first ride in over nine months.
It’s been a while since we last saw #5 Mosley Natural (10-1). He last raced in June of last year, so it’s nearly one year. That said, his one and only start was an impressive one, a three-length win in maiden special weight company. It may be a lot to ask to come back off the bench and go two turns, but on the other hand, that was a nice-looking score, the horse seems to be training well enough, and in a race with several short-priced types, the odds should be square… Farrior and Bocachica team up with #3 Jasontakeslong (9-5), who won by a dozen in his first trip to CT and was second, last out, in his second local outing. That came versus similar, and this one rates a big shot here… Big effort last out to graduate by #6 Remembering Wilbur (8-5), dueling for the lead before drawing clear to win by over a length at the maiden $25,000 claiming level. That level at Laurel is similar to special weight company at CT, so this one should fit just fine here… #4 Run Lea Run (8-1) has kept pretty good company for this group and gets on a dirt strip for the first time since last July…
Top choice #1 Runaway Monet (4-1) has been keeping better company and may appreciate the class relief. The four-year-old filly broke her maiden at Laurel and then tried allowance company there, once finishing second. Last out she tried her luck at CT, but note that was against the boys; while well beaten, there was a runaway winner that day, and she was less than four lengths out of second…#2 Boundtobebad (9-5) arrives off a win in the Original Gold for WV-breds; she’s made two earlier starts on the page going three turns, and both were solid runner-up efforts in stakes company, one against Star of Night. She’d be no surprise at all here… #7 Unrequited Love (3-1) figures to control the pace, but will she be able to seal the deal this time? In three straight starts, she’s led much of the way before tiring to second or third, and all were at shorter distances than this… #6 Mady Rose (7-2) closed nicely into second versus similar last out in her first try around three turns…