Charles Town picks and analysis: December 2, 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 one-turn dash for $5,000 claiming fillies and mares slated to be offered roughly three hours after Coastal Mission goes postward in the Grade II, $500,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct, #6 Comida Comida (3-1) gets the nod for the mild upset for trainer Crystal Pickett. #4 Cajun Cousin (6-5) exits a pair of allowance races for trainer Anthony Farrior and looms the solid post time choice. #7 Soul of the Beast (5-1) gets favorable outside draw ror trainer Keith Brown and cannot be dismissed. #8 Bestla (20-1) could work out an ideal trip and complete several gimmicks at a very generous price.



In this one-turn dash for $5,000 claimers to complete the early daily double, #6 Sky of Gold (5-1) was solid second last out for trainer William Earl Atkins and could forge mild surprise in this spot. #3 Glorious Mahomes (9-5) looms the solid post time choice for trainer Javier Contreras while returning from mild break after several outings in Maryland. #2 Baby Quinn (4-1) was solid third last out in local return and merits respect here. #1 Wootdareitis (8-1) could complete several gimmicks with a favorable trip.



In this three-turn event for $12,500 claimers, #4 Mud Bug (6-5) has been second in each of last two outings and could be odds-on proposition in this spot for trainer David Walters. #7 He’s On Fire (9-5) merits respect here and looms the main threat to the top choice despite outside draw. #5 Chrome Heir (8-1) could complete several gimmicks at a decent price for trainer Crystal Pickett. #6 Cabar Sul (9-2) cannot be dismissed in this spot for trainer Anthony Farrior.



In this competitive, one-turn dash for $5,000 claiming fillies and mares, #7 Brushing (5-1) gets favorable outside draw and looks poised for mild upset here for trainer Bernard Dunham. #6 Valid Reason (10-1) for trainer Dewayne Johnson could be in ideal position throughout with chance for genuine surprise. #5 Mo Co Gold (5-2) looms the tepid choice in this spot. #4 Ding Ding (9-2) also could be poised for mild upset here.



In this one-turn maiden $5,000 claimer, #10 Gazalani (30-1) gets favorable outside draw and one of only two older distaffers in this group and gets nod for genuine shocker. #9 Dashing Lass (5-2) also draws well for trainer Tim Shanley and will get ample support in this spot. #8 Nelly Too (2-1) also should avoid early trouble with outside draw and could secure favorite’s role by post time for trainer Kevin Joy. #7 Super Money (8-1) could complete several gimmikcs at a decent price.



In this interesting one-turn maiden special weight dash for state-breds, #4 Harley Sioux (9-5) has been second in last four outings and gets the nod as only four-year-old in the group for trainer William Straughn. #3 My Balboa (8-5) has been second, third and fourth in three career outings for trainer Mike Jones, Jr. and will get ample support in this spot. #9 Irish Wizard (8-1) makes career debut off a series of good works for trainer Tim Shanley and deserves a look here. #8 Restless Buster (6-1) also makes career debut for trainer Lewis Craig, Jr. off handful of good works and cannot be overlooked in initial outing.



In this two-turn allowance for fillies and mares, #2 Lucky Blonde (7-5) has finished second in a pair of stakes since winning the Sadie Hawkins Stakes for trainer Tim Grams and could be an odds-on proposition in this spot. #10 Midnight Heiress (3-1) won three back at Monmouth Park and makes local debut for trainer Jeff Runco. #3 Reveirs Minute (10-1) has tried stakes twice since allowance win last summer and could complete several gimmicks at a generous price. #6 Girls House (6-1) recorded a pair of wins at Colonial Downs this summer and deserves a look in this spot for trainer Mike Jones, Jr.



In this one-turn dash for $5,000 claimers, #10 Tapio (7-2) prevailed in his latest outing and seeks repeat bid with favorable outside draw for trainer Stacey Viands of Parisian Diva fame. #9 T Ville (10-1) makes local debut after 29 previous outings at Gulfstream Park and merits respect at a generous price for trainer David Walters. #8 Sweet Syntax (4-1) also won last out and seeks second straight for trainer John (Jerry) Robb of Little Bold John and Anna’s Bandit fame. #7 Huey Duey (6-1) won to back and looks to atone for latest try for trainer Ralph Comi, Jr.