Charles Town picks and analysis: September 10
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 wide open $5,000 claiming event for fillies and mares, #4 Viedma (2-1) graduated at first asking but has been seventh in each of two outings since and looks to regain winning ways here for trainer Vernon Greaves. #2 Shoofly Pie (8-5) has won just once in eight outings but looms the tepid choice in this spot for trainer Mike Jones, Jr. #1 Chopra (8-1) is winless in nine starts this year and seeks second score from 25 career tries for owner-trainer Michelle Knoblauch. #5 Quincys Way (8-1) is winless in three starts this year and seeks second victory in 33rd career outing for trainer Donald Barber.
In this contentious, two-turn allowance for state-bred fillies and mares, #3 Change the World (6-5) has won her last two for trainer Jeff Runco and is seeking to peak just in time for West Virginia Breeders’ Classics next month. #2 Seneca Rocks (9-5) was third in Sylvia Bishop Stakes two back and could regain winning ways here for trainer Javier Contreras. #1 Feel the Love (10-1) defeated claimers three back and looks to forge mild upset for trainer Anthony Lucas. #6 Mady Rose (7-2) gives Contreras outside chance to run one-two here.
- Whereshetoldmetogo prevails in New CastleVeteran Whereshetoldmetogo scored in Friday’s New Castle Stakes, while Philadelphia Belle upset the Tax Free Shopping Distaff at Delaware Park.
In this two-turn event for $4,000 claiming fillies and mares, #3 Chit Chat Girl (8-5) is winless in nine starts this year but was second last out and could attain fourth victory in 41st career try here. #7 Angels Castle (4-1) won two back and can atone for fifth-place effort last out for trainer Tim Grams. #5 Longstorylucy (2-1) has been third and fifth in only two outings this season but could continue improving pattern in this spot for trainer Ronney Brown. #6 Shak’s Hidden Gem (8-1) returns from two outings at Mountaineer Park and merits respect at a generous price here for trainer Tim Shanley.
In this interesting, rare, three-turn allowance/optional $15,000 claiming event for older males, #1 Mr. Hoover (1-1) gets favorable rail draw and looks to set sail from the fence for trainer Flint Stites as likely odds-on choice. #4 Hobe Sound (6-5) has been consistent sort all season and certainly merits respect here for trainer Ronney Brown. #2 Flower House (12-1) gets decent inside slot and is among the logical contenders among those with upset chances. #3 Georgian Monarch (15-1) could complete several gimmicks at a very generous price here.
In this interesting, two-turn maiden special weight event for state-bred fillies and mares, #7 New Age Bad Girl (7-5) has performed well in each start and looks to graduate and also give trainer Kathleen Hamlin first career victory. #5 Ninety Proof (9-5) was solid second last out and could finally garner diploma in eighth career outing for trainer Janice Groves. #2 Juju On Da Beat (8-1) has done better against maiden claimers but decent fourth at the level last out for owner-trainer Crystal Pickett. #1 Fired Up (12-1) returns from April outing and made only one start previous campaign for owner-trainer Jeff Murphy.
In this two-turn event for starter optional fillies and mares, #2 China Cat (8-5) has been consistent sort all season for trainer Wade Sanderson and gets the nod to prevail as tepid choice with favorable inside draw. #4 Sheriff’s Kid (7-2) should be able to work out a good trip from this spot and merits mild upset chance. #5 Lady Kaza (9-2) also poses a danger at a decent price here for trainer Kevin Joy. #1 Hidden Persuasion (12-1) gets favorable inside draw and could complete several gimmicks at a generous price here.
- BackTracks: The kingly Henry of NavarreIn today’s BackTracks, New Jersey-bred Henry of Navarre found Hall of Fame success on the racetrack and later played a more martial role.
In this intriguing, competitive, two-turn allowance for state-breds, #4 My Boy Clyde (7-2) has shown ample promise despite just one win to date and could forge mild upset in this spot for trainer Javier Contreras. #7 Amidships (6-5) makes belated seasonal debut for trainer Jeff Runco and will likely garner the favorite’s role despite the prolonged respite. #3 Well Equipped (5-1) has been third and fifth since exiting the Robert Leavitt Memorial for trainer Crystal Pickett and could forge mild surprise here. #6 Blue N Gold (6-1) won last out and gives Contreras modest chance to run one-two in this spot.
In the Saturday night finale, a contentious, two-turn event for $5,000 claiming fillies and mares, #3 Miss Wild (7-2) gets the nod for mild upset here for trainer Jeff Runco. #4 Toolegittoquit (5-2) will get ample support at the windows for trainer Greg Viands and certainly merits respect here. #1 Lambeau Lady (9-2) gets favorable inside draw for possible leap into the winner’s circle on opening weekend of NFL action. #6 Sax (3-1) could play a winning tune in the final for trainer John Carlisle.