Charles Town picks and horses to watch: June 3
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, $13,099
- Jockey Sheldon Russell “really close” to return to racesJockey Sheldon Russell, out with injuries for the last nine months, is “really close” to returning to the races, his agent said.
Impressive local debut last out for #1 Fully Connected (7-5), who overcame early trouble to prevail for the win-all-the-time duo of Farrior and Bocachica. A clean break will make this one a winner here, though another troubled start could be deadly from the rail… Nothing wrong with that last outing for #6 Payito (5-1), when second behind the red-hot Bull Meechum, winner of three straight… #7 It’s Sizzling Time (8-1) looks to be on the improve… #4 Aw Ite (9-5) may be in a tough spot: the speedster loves to be in front early but may have a hard time getting there with plenty of other speed signed on. If he doesn’t, it may not be his night…
How much does #7 Martin Man (7-2) love this three-turn trip at CT? He’s never been worse than third in seven tries with a 3-3-1 ledger. He crushed an allowance field last out, and in his prior 1 1/16-mile race won at this same level… #1 Jayjaydee (9-5) also scored in allowance company last time and owns seven wins at the trip. Do note, though, that Bocachica jumps ship… The speedy #5 Alpha Queue (4-1) will try to take ’em all the way up front but was thrashed by our top choice last out… Bocachica lands on #4 Prota (3-1), who’s run at this starter level six straight, winning once and finishing in the money four other times…