Charles Town picks and analysis: July 30
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 two-turn allowance for fillies and mares, #4 Miss Chamita (2-1) gets the nod for mild upset for trainer Norm Cash two starts after previous local outing did not go well. #6 Canvas Art (6-5) was solid second against allowance foes last out after graduating at first asking for trainer Tim Grams back in March and will likely be betting favorite in this spot. #7 Midnight Regret (7-2) was solid third last out after graduating two back and merits respect here for trainer Raimondo Schiano-DiCola of Gabriel’s Smile fame. #1 Villareggia (15-1) gets favorable inside draw and gives Cash outside chance to run one-two here.
In this wide open, two-turn event for $4,000 claimers to cap the early daily double, #2 Buff N (4-1) returns from a five-month layoff and Crsytal Pickett trainee should be fresh and fit for mild upset here. #4 Dustwhirl Wonder (3-5) has yet to score in previous 11 tries this year but looms offs-on choice in this spot for trainer Mike Jones, Jr. #7 Lil Sweetheart (9-2) has performed well against claimers for owner-breeder-trainer Tim Collins and merits respect in here. #1 Catherines Warrior (30-1) gets favorable inside draw for owner-trainer Royland Jones and coould complete several gimmicks at very generous price.
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In this two-turn event for $5,000 claiming fillies and mares, #1 I B Nasty (3-1) gets favorable rail draw for trainer Greg Viands and could forge very mild upset here. #5 Love Ran Red (8-5) makes local debut for trainer Brittany Russell and could be odds-on against this group by post time. #3 Tough One (7-2) was solid third last out after graduating two back against maiden claimers and merits respect here for trainer Anthony Farrior. #2 Ravioli Mama (15-1) was good third last out for trainer Lloyd Scott and could complete several gimmicks at a generous price.
In this one-turn dash for state-bred $10,000 claimers, #7 Tyry Tyrannosaurus (9-2) gets favorable outside draw for trainer Ronney Brown and gets the nod for mild upset in wide open affair. #6 Rocking to Home (10-1) also gets favorable draw for trainer and former jockey Keturah Obed-Letts and looms a threat at a generous price. #5 Figaros Fortune (8-5) looms the logical post-time choice and gives Brown solid chance to run one-two in this spot. #4 Leg Up (4-1) was solid second last out and merits respect here for trainer Kevin Joy.
In this two-turn maiden special weight event for state-bred males, #5 Alli Bobby (5-1) returns from modest, three-month break for trainer Javier Contreras and could post mild upset here. #9 May Mays Castle (7-5) has finished second four times in six tries this year and five times in 11 outings overall for owner-breeder-trainer James W. Casey and appears destined for another bridesmaid effort. #4 Church Key (10-1) was solid third two back for trainer Glenn Harrison of Mean Bean fame and merits respect here. #3 Breadman’s Rosebud (4-1) has been second twice and third twice in six good outings for owner-trainer Angelo Jackson and could finally attain diploma in this spot.
In this competitive, one-turn allowance dash for state-bred males, #4 Cats Diamond Boy (5-1) was sharp second last out behind stakes-bound Primetime Jet and gets nod for mild upset here for trainer Ricardo Rangel. #7 Remys Gunsmoke (3-1) gets favorable outside draw here for trainer Tim Grams and merits respect in this spot. #2 Drinkwiththestars (9-5) graduated at first asking one month ago and likely assumes the favorite’s role here for trainer Ronney Brown. #5 Entry Time also graduated last out for owner-breeder-trainer John McKee and could forge mild upset in this spot.
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In this interesting, one-turn allowance dash for fillies and mares, #3 Full Moon Lover (9-5) has won three straight and never been worse than second for owner-breeder-trainer Ronney Brown and gets the nod for mild upset in this spot. #1 Fancy Her Up (1-1) thrives in these one-turn events and will be the one top choice has to run down at some point for owner-trainer-breeder John A. Casey. #4 Aadhanna (8-1) is also blessed with ample speed and could forge mild surprise here for trainer Ralph Comi, Jr. and the voice of Freehold Raceway. #5 Juba’s House (6-1) should get an ideal trip here and gives Casey chance to run one-two here.
In the Saturday night finale, a two-turn maiden special weight event for boys, #2 Coastal Chaos (3-1) was solid second last out and gives Cash good chance to have bookend winners on the card. #10 It Beast All (2-1) makes local debut after facing maiden claimers in Maryland and Florida and looms the logical post time choice despite outside draw for trainer Anthony Farrior. #9 Blameitonthefun (5-1) also makes local debut off series of outings against maiden claimers at Laurel for trainer Donald Barr of Purple Passion fame. #1 Diamante de Oro (30-1) gets favorable inside draw and could complete several gimmicks in the finale at a big price.