Charles Town picks and horses to watch: March 17, 2023
Charles Town Races has a nine-race card on tap for this evening. Post time for the opener is 7:00 p.m., and we’ve got Charles Town picks.
Carryovers: Jackpot Pick 6, $139,300
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Let’s look to a first-timer in this maiden event in the form of #8 Gladriel (7-2). This daughter of Dialed In is out of the Creative Cause mare Theonewewaitedfor, who won the only two starts of her too-brief career, including a minor stake at Santa Anita. Her only offspring to date, Cairo Calling, took a little time but has developed into a useful local horse. This miss has been training well enough, including a couple of bullet moves, and attracts the services of leading rider Arnaldo Bocachica, who rode the seven-horse in here in that one’s credible debut but lands here instead… Speaking of #7 Kelsey’s Angel (6-1), that was a perhaps better-than-it-looks bow. She broke in air, made a middle move into contention, and flattened out a bit late. She’s showing two works since and has a big chance to improve today… #1 Calera Love (9-2) showed promise in her debut but will need to get back to that level today… Coming out of the same last race as Calera Love is #2 Irish Valentine (5-1), who if nothing else is the St. Patrick’s Day hunch play of the century…
Two back #9 Drinkwiththestars (7-2) was favored over Amidships in a race in which both had to check at the break, this one especially sharply. He didn’t run a step thereafter but came back with an improved second, behind Amidships last out. If he can get away without incident, he’s got a shot to bounce back to his best efforts, which would quite possibly put him in the winner’s circle today… #2 Fiber Strong (9-2) ran a huge one last out, defeating Amidships among others. That was two months ago, and a repeat would likely be good enough… #8 Amidships (5-2) may be speed of the speed, which means you certainly have to respect him, and the outer post is a plus, too. He ran a freakish race three back when checking out of contention early, rushing up, and fighting on for second, and followed that up with a win. But last out he disappointed as the favorite, and while that’s not the end of the world by any means, the way he lost is something of a concern, as he pretty much threw in the towel late, ultimately finishing a well-beaten third… #3 Majestic Seas (5-1) has finished third against similar twice recently, and trainer Anthony Farrior wins at a 36% clip first off the claim at CT…
7th.I’m”Gladriel” is outside,young horses
tend to run to open space,that may be enough
for “Kelsey’s Angel”to fly through.
8th.”Majestic Seas”better days so you
can’t go wrong betting”Fiber Strong”along
with”Showtime Cat”and get that Tri box.
7th. “Gladriel”might be a good one
and all the hunch players except me had the exacta.