Charles Town picks and analysis: September 24

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 competitive, two-turn maiden $12,500 claiming event for state-bred fillies and mares, #1 Juju On Da Beat (9-5) exits maiden special weight try and gets favorable rail draw for trainer Crystal Pickett and should graduate in this spot. #5 Weavinyouinthedust (7-5) was solid second against similar last out for trainer Sherry Jackson and will get ample support here. #3 I Shallbe Released (3-1) was fourth last out against similar after exiting maiden special weight company and figures prominent in this spot for trainer Jeff Runco. #4 Sunset Queen (8-1) has yet to hit the board from four tries but exits maiden special weight event at Mountaineer Park last out and merits respect here.



In this one-turn dash for $5,000 claiming fillies and mares, #8 Not for Gold (4-1) gets favorable outside draw for trainer Keith Brown and gets the nod for mild upset to cap the early daily double. #7 Lucky Us (7-2) will get ample support for trainer Ronney Brown and looms a genuine threat here. #3 Lady Licious (9-5) has been in good form of late for trainer Lela Hanagan and likely garners the favorite’s role. #6 Leah’s Legacy (9-2) could complete several gimmicks for trainer Jack Hurley.

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In what appears to be the most wide open event on the card, a two-turn maiden $5,000 claiming event, #1 Nth Power (5-1) makes belated seasonal debut off a pair of recent works at Laurel Park for trainer Sylvester McGill and gets favorable rail draw with genuine upset chance despite long respite. #5 Playing Gold (8-5) seeks first win in 13 starts this year and 20th try overall for trainer W. Thomas McMahon and should be solid post-time favorite here. #6 New South (4-1) looks for first win in seven tries this year and 20 overall for trainer John Carlisle and cannot be overlooked. #8 Bloke (6-1) also seeks first score in 20th lifetime try for trainer James Dean Locklear and appears the stronger half of his two entrants.



In this two-turn event for $5,000 claiming fillies and mares, #1 Stylish Paint (8-5) gets favorable rail draw and gets the nod here for trainer Ronney Brown. #4 Miss Wild (9-5) prevailed last out for trainer Jeff Runco and will get plenty of support in repeat bid. #2 Dustwhirl Wonder (12-1) could complete several gimmicks at a very generous price for trainer Marc Raconelli. #3 Perkeo (8-1) cannot be entirely dismissed in this spot for trainer Anthony Lucas.



In this one-turn maiden special weight event for state-bred older males, #8 Jefferson Security (4-1) was solid second in debut and gets chance to atone for fourth-place effort last out for trainer Tim Grams. #5 In High Gear (5-1) has been second twice this year and looks to improve on fifth-place finish last out for trainer Tim McDonald. #4 Rough Start (3-1) was good second in belated seasonal debut last out for trainer Chris Keller and looms the likely favorite here. #3 Small Paw (9-2) was good second against maiden claimers last out and jumps back into maiden special weight company with upset chance.



In this intriguing one-turn allowance dash, #5 Math Man Marco (6-5) was sharp second last out for trainer Kevin Patterson and Coin Collector Stakes hero looks poised to regain winning ways in this spot. #7 Fiber Strong (3-1) has been consistent sort all season for trainer Jeff Runco and certainly merits respect here. #6 Showtime Cat (9-2) exits a pair of open stakes for trainer Mike Jones, Jr. and cannot be overlooked in this spot. #4 Super Jordan (6-1) was solid second last out for trainer Laura Carson and deserves a look here.



In this interesting two-turn allowance/optional $25,000 claiming event for older runners, #5 Kenny Had a Notion (5-1) exits a trio of stakes races and gets the nod for mild upset here for trainer Mike Jones, Jr. #4 Sugar Daddy (4-1) settled for fifth in latest outing but gets chance to atone here for trainer Anthony Farrior. #7 Two Bit Kid (2-1) has yet to win from three starts this year but looms the likely post time choice in this spot for trainer Ben Delong. #2 Cowboy At Heart (6-1) has won three straight against claimers for trainer Tim Grams and leaps back into allowance company seeking fourth straight score.



In this interesting, one-turn maiden special weight event for two-year-olds to cap the card, #8 Honeyquist (9-5) makes career debut for trainer Anthony Farrior and should benefit from outside draw here. #7 Denizetti (12-1) also makes career debut in this spot for trainer James W. Casey and should be running late. #2 Reverend Jack (9-2) will also seek to graduate at first asking amid talented group for trainer Marion Cuttino. #3 Pink Dinghy (6-1) is yet another promising first-timer who could score at first asking for trainer Javier Contreras at a generous price.