Charles Town picks and analysis: February 4, 2023
Charles Town has an eight-race Saturday card. Post time is 7:00 p.m. Good luck!
Carryovers: Jackpot Pick 6, $6,651
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In the opening race on the Saturday night card, a one-turn maiden $15,000 claiming dash for state-bred three-year-old fillies, #7 Awesome Moon (3-1) gets favorable outside draw for trainer Mike Jones, Jr. and gets the nod for mild upset to kick off the card. #2 Odina (7-5) exits a pair of maiden special weight races for trainer Ollie Figgins III of Dance to Bristol fame and looms the solid favorite in this spot. #1 Let’s Do This (2-1) also exits a series of maiden special weight events for trainer Crystal Pickett and merits respect despite often tricky rail start. #6 Xaltingrun (20-1) exits a pair of dull efforts in maiden special weight events but gets favorable outside draw along with class drop and could complete several gimmicks at a very generous price.
In this interesting, one-turn dash for $10,000 claimers, #6 Mi Gusto Es (9-5) romped in his seasonal and local debut and now seeks third straight score as the likely favorite here. #4 Billingsgate (4-1) returns from Laurel and has been second in each of last two local outings and merits respect in this spot. #1 Baytown Jakester (7-2) has been second in each of last two outings for trainer Stacey Viands of Parisian Diva fame and certainly deserves a look despite rail draw. #3 Trikitraki (3-1) exits allowance company and drops into a favorable spot.
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In this competitive, two-turn maiden special weight even for fillies and mares, #1 Jaccaci (8-5) makes seasonal debut after ending her previous campaign with three consecutive runner-up efforts and gets the nod to graduate as tepid favorite for trainer Ronney Brown. #4 Dysfunctional (5-2) makes career debut off a series of good works at Laurel Park for trainer Anthony Farrior and merits respect at first asking. #3 Dr. Calkins (9-5) was third in each of her first two outings here but makes seasonal debut off eight-month respite for trainer Phil Schoenthal. #2 Lil Boss (6-1) makes seasonal and local debut off initial outing at Penn National in late December for trainer Flint Stites.
In this two-turn event for $10,000 claiming fillies and mares, #2 Decisive Cause (9-2) exits allowance company and makes third seasonal outing for trainer Mark Shanley. #5 Dial Her (7-5) was solid second last out after graduating against maiden claimers two starts back for trainer Jeff Runco and looms a potential odds-on choice here. #4 Cumulonimbus (2-1) was solid third in seasonal debut and gives Runco decent chance to run one-two in this event. #1 Fashion Icon (12-1) gets favorable inside draw for trainer James Locklear and could complete several gimmicks at a generous price.
In this interesting, one-turn maiden special weight event for three-year-olds, #3 Baby Bulldog (3-1) has been second once and third three times thus far for trainer David Rose and gets nod for mild upset here. #2 Barb’s Pride (5-2) was second in only previous local outing and certainly merits respect in this spot. #6 Calera Love (2-1) was good third in career debut last out for trainer Crystal Pickett and looms the tepid choice here. #7 Kidman Kerry (10-1) makes local debut after four tries at Parx and could complete several gimmicks at a decent price.
In this two-turn event for $10,000 claiming fillies and mares, #6 Codas Honor (5-2) won two back and exits allowance company and gets the nod for mild upset here for trainer Anthony Farrior. #1 Miss Chamita (8-5) was solid third two starts back against allowance company in only local try and returns to a spot where Norm Cash trainee looms the solid post time choice. #4 Katalima (3-1) exits allowance company for owner-trainer Lela Hanagan and merits respect here. #2 Diamonds N Denim (8-1) makes seasonal debut for trainer Joan Reynolds and cannot be overlooked.
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In this one-turn dash for $15,000 claiming fillies and mares, #8 Castle Lights (6-1) gets favorable outside draw and should benefit from prior seasonal debut here for trainer Kevin Joy. #7 All Worked Up (4-1) exits allowance company and makes third seasonal outing for trainer Anthony Farrior. #6 Cedar’s Wish (5-2) seeks second straight tally after exiting allowance company and looms tepid post time choice in this spot. #5 Lunar Prayer (6-1) won two starts back and deserves a chance to atone for latest outing.
in this two-turn event for $5,000 claiming fillies and mares to cap the Saturday night card, #5 Bearakontie (3-1) exits allowance event in much needed season debut last out and should benefit from that effort. #4 Congress Hall (6-1) makes local debut after facing tougher foes in Maryland and merits respect fro an upset chance. #6 Stylish Paint (5-1) finished the previous campaign off a pair of second-place efforts and makes seasonal debut for trainer Ronney Brown. #3 Miss Moreno (9-2) makes seasonal and local debut off four-month respite
1st.”Let’s Do This”,”Showmethemoneyhoney”.
2nd.”Mi Gusto Es”looks best
but”Trikitraki”might not look backie.
3rd.”Lil Boss”will accost”Jaccaci”at the wire.
4th.I’d pause before betting”Decivise Cause”
and support”Fort Zanna”because I canna like Walters.
1st,2nd and 3rd winners given
but “Fort Zanna”forgot to run.
5th.”Baby Bull is a dog”,
stick with Pickett.
6th.”Coda’s Honor”looks like a “Captivating Gal”to me.
7th.I won’t get”All Worked Up”but
“Castle Lights”looks right.
8th.”Congress Hall”may take all,but
“Only Rewards”those that knows”She Figures”
to trigger a nice exacta tonight-SEND IT IN,for a big win.
8th.”Congress Hall”did take al at $25.60
7th.”Castle Lights”up the board at $14.20
Let’s see what in the last.