Charles Town picks and analysis: October 29

Charles Town has an eight-race Saturday card. Post time is 7:00 p.m. Good luck!

Carryovers: Pick 5: $29,642; Jackpot Pick 6: $9,087

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In the Saturday night opener, a one-turn dash for maiden $12,500 claimers, #7 Small Paw (6-5) gets favorable outside draw and looms poised to prevail as post time favorite for trainer Angelo Jackson. #6 Nice But Naughty (4-1) draws well and gives Jackson golden chance to run one-two in this spot. #4 Orangeburg (5-2) finally exits maiden special weight company in 11th career try for trainer Elizabeth Meehan and could split all-Jackson exacta. #5 Boo Too (15-1) also exits a quartet of maiden special weight events and could forge spooky shocker with Halloween appraching.



In this rare, three-turn starter allowance for older males, #1 Positive Phil (3-1) gets favorable inside draw and looks poised for mild upset here for trainer Anthony Farrior. #3 Northern Ridge (5-2) has been fourth in each of last two after win against similar for trainer Jamey Johnson and should make his presence known. #5 Jammin Jimtown (1-1) figures to get ample support here and could be odds-on for trainer Wade Sanderson. #2 Prota (5-1) should be able to work out a favorable trip and potentially complete several gimmicks here.



In this second of two, rare, three-turn events on the card, #2 Alittlesliceof Pie (1-1) has been second and first in each of last two local tries for trainer Dale Capuano and looks set for another solid score as possible odds-on choice. #7 Gossiping (9-5) was solid second last out for trainer Ernesto Perez and could forge mild upset here. #1 Tinas Shining Star (12-1) gets favorable inside draw for this event and could complete several gimmicks at a generous price for trainer Kevin Joy. #3 Rhythm Tree (20-1) also appears capable of overcoming long shot status in this spot.



In this two-turn event for $5,000 claiming fillies and mares, #1 Feisty Kitten (6-1) gets favorable rail draw and New Jersey invader gets the nod for mild upset here. #7 Mongolian Hero (4-5) also makes local debut off solid effort at Delaware Park and looms odds-on choice despite outside draw here for trainer Mike Jones, Jr. #4 Snow Candy (5-1) returns to spot where she won twice over the winter and certainly rates upset chance. #6 Shanghai Candy (9-2) gives Jones decent chance to run one-two in this spot.



In this two-turn event for $5,000 claiming fillies and mares, #1 Seeds of Time (9-2) gets favorable inside draw and should be able to work out a smooth trip in this spot. #3 She Figures (2-1) sports back class with prior win in the Distaff BC and looks to regain that form here for trainer Kevin Joy. #5 Map Em Up (6-1) has been consistent sort throughout the season and could split the top pair at a modest price. #4 U Know I B Lion (8-1) also merits an upset chance and could complete several gimmicks at a generous price.



In this competitive, one-turn allowance dash for state-breds, #3 Drinkwiththestars (8-5) has been second in each of last two outings after winning first two starts for trainer Ronney Brown and looms the one to beat in this spot. #4 Manhattan Weave (5-2) won last and merits respect in repeat bid for trainer Anthony Farrior. #7 Remys Gumsmoke (5-1) also won last out for trainer Tim Grams and favorable outside draw gives him upset chance. #5 Hopping Henry (6-1) remains winless in 10 starts this year and is still seeking to regain freshman form for trainer Michael Sterling.

RACE 7 $75,000 Eleanor Casey Memorial


In this competitive, contentious and wide-open edition of the Eleanor Casey for West Virginia-bred two-year-old fillies, #4 Sail On Breeze (5-1) has been the beaten favorite in each of her two previous stakes tries and looks to make amends for both in this spot for trainer Jeff Runco. #3 Marz Express (7-2) won the Triple Crown Nutrition BC at 13-1 in her stakes debut and already owns two victories in two-turn events here for trainer Anthony Farrior. #7 Juba’s Parade (9-2) has been second to Marz Express in each of her last two outings and could finally turn the tables on that one in this spot. #5 Lightnin Runner (4-1) has won both of her starts at generous prices and seeks second straight stakes score while trying two turns for the first time.



In the Saturday night finale and the last live event here for the month of October, #1 Nobody’s Secret (9-2) gets favorable inside draw for trainer Claudio Gonzalez and looks poised for mild upset in the finale. #8 Sakari (7-5) looms the solid favorite for trainer Kieron Magee and will need to avoid wide journey and traffic on the first turn. #5 Excuses Excuses (5-1) will make her presence known through the early stages for trainer Kevin Patterson and cannot be overlooked here. #6 Tough One (6-1) also merits respect at a generous price in the night and monthly finale for trainer Ernesto Perez.