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.
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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.
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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.
1st.Here Here”Buy Here Pay Here”should get there.
2nd.If”Chambo”don’t run like Rambo,”Its Over”
3rd.I’m gonna go with”Alpha Chi Rho”and
“Fire Down Below”.
4th.”Speak Your Mind”can beat this kind but “Mana can Rola”over the rest.
1st and 2nd were
just a warm up.
3rd and 4th-Right on top and got fouled out of a nice exacta.
5th.I’ll go by”Watching Snow Fly”
and say”Jubay”may throw a “Monkey Wrench” into this.
6th.I’ll go along with Delong but realize
Farrior operates “With Secret Energy”
7th.”It’s A Real Honor” to pick”La Maddelena”.
8th.I’ll”Never Compromise” and take pride
in selecting”Freedom Rider”.
9th.”Cajun Fun”will get my mun,
I may be wrong but think he’s”Tricky Strong”.