Charles Town picks and analysis: November 19
Charles Town has an eight-race Saturday card. Post time is 7:00 p.m. Good luck!
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In this competitive, two-turn event for $5,000 claimers to kick off the Saturday night card, #1 Johnny Swish (4-1) was sharp second last out over the strip and gets favorable inside draw for mild upset bid for trainer Mario Serey, Jr. #2 Scintillio (9-5) looms the solid choice in the opener for trainer John (Jerry) Robb of Little Bold John and Anna’s Bandit fame and certainly merits respect here. #5 Bet On Bitz (2-1) also will get ample support for fellow Maryland trainer Dale Capuano. #4 Front Porch (8-1) could complete several gimmicks at a generous price here for trainer Tim Shanley.
In this intriguing and competitive, two-turn allowance for older, #5 Spunman (5-2) gets the nod as the tepid favorite here for trainer Jeff Runco in a genuinely wide open affair. #7 Humpty Grumpty (7-2) exits the Onion Juice BC and already owns three wins this year for trainer Javier Contreras. #3 Run to Daylight (4-1) is still looking to regain his solid freshman form for trainer Jeff Runco and merits respect at a modest price. #2 Noid (3-1) has won his last two outings for trainer Elizabeth Meehan and seeks three-peat bid in this spot.
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In this two-turn event for $5,000 claimers, #3 Loaded Sniper (5-1) gets the nod for mild upset for trainer Charles Frock. #6 Tweet This (5-2) will be among the logical favorites and will likely be a hunch play for many with Twitter in limbo. #7 Kurt’s A Keeper (2-1) looms the likely favorite in this spot for trainer Anthony Farrior. #8 Mongolian Hero (3-1) will get plenty of support here despite outside draw for trainer Mike Jones, Jr.
In this interesting, two-turn starter allowance event for older, #5 Beverly Park (3-5) will be among the shortest priced favorites on the card for trainer Norm Cash and looks difficult to overlook. #4 Tringale (5-1) was second last out after posting two straight scores for trainer Kevin Joy and cannot be dismissed at a decent price. #7 Bailey (9-2) arrives off a series of good efforts at Delaware Park and Monmouth Park and will make his presence known here. #6 Auburn Mill (6-1) gives Farrior an outside chance to run one-two here.
In this intriguing and competitive, one-turn allowance dash for fillies and mares, #6 Full Moon Lover (9-5) prevailed last out for trainer Ronney Brown and has only been worse than second once in 11 career outings and gets favorable draw for repeat score. #3 Alpine Moon (2-1) has been consistent and durable throughout her career and seeks 16th triumph from 50th lifetime try in this spot for trainer Russell Davis. #7 Madera (6-1) makes local debut off 10-month layoff from Aqueduct outing and cannot be overlooked entirely. #8 Secret Castle (12-1) also has a chance to complete several gimmicks at a very generous price here.
In this interesting, one-turn allowance dash for state-bred fillies and mares, #9 Mackenzie’s Music (3-1) gets favorable outside draw for trainer Jeff Runco and gets the nod for mild upset here. #7 Cousin Winnie (9-2) has been consistent sort all season for trainer John McKee and could surprise in this spot. #3 Lucylou Who (5-2) was solid second at the level after five-month respite for trainer Mike Geralis and looms a danger with a repeat performance here. #5 Eternal Heart (6-1) certainly could complete several gimmicks at a generous price.
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RACE 7 – $75,000 West Virginia Futurity
In the latest edition of the $75,000 West Virginia Futurity for state-bred two-year-olds, the last stakes race on the calendar at Charles Town this year, #4 Juba’s Notion (5-2) was a determined winner of the Vincent Moscarelli Memorial Breeders Classic last out and looks set to solidify his status as the top state-bred juvenile male this year for trainer John A. Casey. #5 No Love For Juba (9-2) graduated smartly last out for trainer James W. Casey and gives sire Juba a good chance to run one-two here. #7 I’m the Money Man (3-1) was solid third in his career debut last out for owner-trainer Ronald Sigler and merits respect while trying stakes and winners for the first time. #2 Areyougonnakissme (6-1) graduated last out after running third in the Moscarelli and cannot be overlooked here for trainer John McKee.
In the Saturday night finale, a one-turn dash for $5,000 claimers, #8 Attuck (3-5) gets favorable outside draw in local debut for trainer Kevin Patterson and looks destined to cap the card as one of the short-priced favorites. #7 Golden Answer (8-1) has been idle six months but should be fresh and for potential upset here for trainer Ronney Brown. #6 Silver Castle (10-1) also merits respect as an overlooked outsider in this spot for trainer Tim Shanley. #4 Zaino Boyz (9-2) will get some support for trainer Mike Jones, Jr. and deserves a look at a decent price.