Charles Town picks and analysis: march 11, 2023

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 two-turn maiden $15,000 claiming event for older boys, #3 Buy Here Pay Here (7-2) finished solid third last out for trainer Anthony Farrior and looks set to graduate in this spot. #4 Speak Of the Devil (2-1) makes local debut after four good outings at Penn National and looms the post time choice. #6 Baby Bulldog (5-2) exits maiden special weight company for the first time for trainer David Rose and certainly merits respect here. #5 Take Aim (6-1) could forge mild surprise in this spot for owner-trainer Mike Jones, Jr.



In this two-turn event for $5,000 claimers, #5 Its Over (2-1) was solid second here last out after winning at Laurel Park two back and gives Farrior solid chance to sweep the early daily double. #2 Heartness (8-5) makes seasonal debut for trainer Ronney Brown and merits respect off the bench. #1 My Miracle Man (10-1) gets favorable rail draw and has chance to complete several gimmicks here for trainer Tim Shanley. #6 We B Shackin (6-1) has been consistent sort for owner-trainer Stacey Viands of Parisian Diva fame.



In this two-turn allowance/optional $15,000 claiming event for older runners, #4 Missionsninetynine (3-1) won two back for trainer Ronney Brown and could atone for latest here. #1 Toe Tappin Luke (5-2) won last out and seeks second straight here as the likely favorite for trainer Justin Morrell. #6 Elvirus (8-1) defeated claimers last out for trainer Kristy Gazzier and leaps back into allowance company here. #8 Gallant Gold (7-2) makes local debut after bevy of outings in Maryland for trainer John Salzman, Jr.



In this interesting, one-turn allowance dash for fillies and mares, #6 Sparkle Sprinkle (4-1) owns victory against claimers at Laurel Park for trainer John [Jerry] Robb and returns seeking second seasonal score. #7 Speak Your Mind (9-5) has won both of her starts this year for trainer Anthony Farrior and seeks third straight here as likely favorite. #8 Hipnotizada (15-1) makes seasonal debut for trainer Larry Smith and could complete several gimmicks at a big price. #5 College Kid (7-2) has been third in each of first three starts this year and seeks to end bridesmaid role for trainer Toschia Spriggs.



In this two-turn maiden $15,000 claiming event, #2 S S Spartan Energy (6-1) gets favorable inside draw for trainer Homero Laguna and gets the nod to earn diploma here. #3 Comeonturnmeloose (7-2) makes third attempt this year for trainer Michael Atkins and merits respect in this spot. #6 Rockin Chair (2-1) makes fourth attempt at garnering diploma in busy campaign for trainer Cynthia McKee. #5 Watching Snow Fly (3-1) is looking to graduate in 12th career outing for trainer Anthony Lucas and should be generous price here.



In this two-turn event for older, #8 Late in the Game (3-1) has been consistent sort throughout his career and looks for first seasonal score for trainer Ronald Sigler. #1 Sag Harbor (6-1) defeated claimers last out for trainer Ben Delong and gets favorable rail draw for repeat bid. #10 With Secret Energy (7-2) has won twice in three starts this year for trainer Anthony Farrior and looms a serious contender for another here. #9 Royal Thunder (9-2) figures to make his presence known late for trainer Mike Jones, Jr.



In this one-turn allowance dash for flllies and mares, #9 Blue Mountain (8-1) gets favorable outside draw here for trainer Kevin Joy and gets nod for potential biggest upset on the card. #8 Denali d’Oro (6-1) gets favorable draw and looms a serious contender in this spot. #7 La Maddalena (4-1) has ample speed and a fondness for the distance and merits respect here. #4 Cherokee Castle (5-2) looms the tepid favorite in this spot for trainer Ronney Brown.



In this interesting, competitive wide-open event for state-bred older runners, #2 No Change (5-2) makes seasonal debut for trainer Cynthia McKee after taking the helm for her late husband John McKee. #4 Never Compromise (4-1) has enjoyed a quick start to the campaign for trainer Ollie Figgins III of Dance to Bristol fame and merits respect here. #1 Buff’s Eye View (12-1) has always displayed a solid finishing kick for trainer David Walters and looms a menace at a generous price here. #6 Fancy Concho (6-1) has always been a very consistent sort for trainer Tim Grams and likely completes several gimmicks here.



In the Saturday night finale, a one-turn maiden $5,000 claiming event, #10 Bashaflash (5-2) exits maiden special weight company for trainer Anthony Farrior and gets favorable outside draw here. #9 Speighty Sense (20-1) also draws well and could forge genuine surprise in the nightcap for trainer Michelle Knoblauch. #8 Gem Dancer (8-1) makes second local start for trainer Crystal Pickett and merits respect in this event. #7 Cajun Fun (6-1) makes local debut for trainer Edward “Ned” Allard and deserves a look.