Charles Town picks and analysis: November 5
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 three-turn maiden special weight event for West Virginia-breds, #1 Get Off My Cloud (1-5) gets favorable inside draw for trainer Mike Jones, Jr. and should graduate in style as the odds-on choice. #2 Rocket Ballad (20-1) also gets decent inside draw and should be able to overcome longshot status to complete the exacta. #5 Don’tcalltooearly (8-1) jumps back to this level after several good efforts against maiden claimers here. #7 Acasha’s Intuition (5-1) will get ample support despite outside draw and merits respect in this spot.
In this two-turn event for $5,000 claiming fillies and mares, #1 Take Me Home (5-2) gets favorable inside draw for trainer Crystal Pickett and could complete moderately chalky daily double. #6 Sax (4-1) finally shook off bridesmaid status locally with sharp score last out and seeks repeat at decent price here. #7 Tiz Michelle’s Way (2-1) will get solid backing here for trainer and former local rider Keturah Obed-Letts and certainly merits respect as possible post time choice. #2 Mortal Storm (20-1) has been consistent sort all season and looks set to complete several gimmicks at a very generous price.
- Winning Time scores in PA NurseryDebut winner Winning Time handled the step up to stakes company with aplomb, winning Tuesday’s $200,000 Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes at Parx.
In this two-turn event for maiden $5,000 claiming fillies and mares, #1 Mangorita (3-1) gets favorable inside draw for trainer David Walters and looks poised for very mild upset here. #3 Maysville Miss (7-5) looms the logical favorite in third local try for trainer Anthony Farrior and merits respect despite potential odds-on price. #2 Shesahumblehustler (5-2) exits maiden special weight company and already sports four second- and three third-place finishes in 11 previous outings for trainer Tim Shanley. #4 Bringthewine (10-1) could complete several gimmicks at a generous price in this spot.
In this contentious one-turn starter allowance for older runners, #7 Hey Congrats (12-1) gets favorable outside draw and looks poised to post biggest upset score of the night for trainer Ronney Brown. #6 Company Clown (8-5) will get solid backing here for trainer David Walters and merits respect. #4 Prince Jersey Town (7-5) likely assumes favorite’s role for trainer Norm Cash and will make his presence known. #5 Shacklefords Storm (20-1) could complete several gimmicks as the potential longest shot on the board.
In this interesting and competitive one-turn maiden special weight dash for state-bred two-year-olds, #4 Two Room School (5-2) has yet to hit the board in four career outings for trainer Greg Viands but showed improvement when fourth last out and should continue that trend here. #3 Windsor’s Star (2-1) was solid third two back for trainer John A. Casey and seeks to atone for latest effort. #2 Colt Rock (9-5) was good third last out for trainer Javier Contreras and looms the likely post time choice in this spot. #1 El Lucerito (12-1) makes career debut for trainer Marshall Campbell and merits respect if he can overcome tricky rail draw.
In this one-turn dash for $5,000 claiming fillies and mares, #8 Mojo Matters (8-1) gets favorable outside draw for trainer Russell Davis and looks primed for mild surprise in this event. #7 Lime After Lime (4-1) also shook be able to avoid traffic issues with the draw and merits respect here. #6 Lunar Prayer (10-1) has yet to prevail in 10 previous tries this year but should rebound from last two outings. #1 Unlock (7-5) looms the potential odds-on favorite in this spot for trainer Joan Reynolds but inside draw at the distance often proves tricky to overcome.
- Nick Sanna’s long journey to the winner’s circleLong before he owned horses, Nick Sanna had a job sweeping up after the races at Delaware Park. It’s been quite a journey.
RACE 7 – $75,000 My Sister Pearl Stakes
In the Saturday night feature, #4 The Sky Is Falling (6-5) looks to atone for narrow defeat as the choice in the Cavada BC last out for trainer Jeff Runco while trying three turns for the first time. #5 Azzurra (6-1) also exits the Cavada off a decent effort for trainer Anthony Farrior and should appreciate added distance here. #2 Yolo Charlotte (3-1) has displayed flashes of brilliance locally and merits respect if she cap carry her speed the distance. #3 Seneca Rocks (5-1) has continued to improve among state-bred sophomore ranks and cannot be overlooked in this spot.
In this rare, three-turn allowance for state-breds to close out the Saturday night card and a busy Breeders’ Cup weekend, #1 With Secret Energy (7-5) gets favorable inside draw for trainer Anthony Farrior and looks to cap chalky late daily double. #7 My Boy Clyde (7-2) seeks to atone for last two outings for trainer Javier Contreras. #8 Well Equipped (6-1) has been consistent sort throughout the season for trainer Crystal Pickett and could complete several gimmicks at a decent price. #9 Blue N Gold (4-1) gives Contreras chance to run one-two here if he can overcome unlucky outside post draw.