00:00 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 12 Jan 2017

Race 1 - Maiden Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $5,272 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

6f 110y

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
977022-
i
1
Red, white star (Bb Horses)

Boss Magician 40 

ch g Street Boss - Miz Magician (Mizzen Mast)

BF
5 8-9
Katie DavisClaudio Gonzalez
2
779767-
i
2
Brown, Yellow Cross Sashes (Robert Snyder)

Tado 12 

b g Dance With Ravens - Adelantado (El Prado)

5 8-11
Guillermo RodriguezEdward Schottroffe
3
757800-
i
3
Blue, white diamond (Jose Magana)

Green In Site 26 

ch g Pollard's Vision - In the Green (Mt. Livermore)

4 7-13
Anna CarrowCarlos Mancilla
4
006-
i
4
Light blue, white sash, white chevrons on dark blue sleeves (Laura Carson)

St. Peter's Bard 28 

ch g Pure Prize - Ascended Dreams (Thunder Gulch)

4 8-11 b1
Wesley HoLaura Carson
5
85749-
i
5
Orange, black sash, black bars on sleeves (Tigertail Ranch)

Princetonian 26 

b g Desert Party - Caveat Apt (Chief's Crown)

4 8-11
Gerald AlmodovarJoan Reynolds
6
65749-5
i
6
Turquoise, white circle (Stoneybrook Thoroughbreds Inc)

Patricia's Ticket 6 

dk c Tribal Rule - Bunk (Arch)

Non Runner
7
895735-
i
7
Fuschia, black sleeves (Lowe, Todd A , Biggs, Ty And Harrison, Glenn N)

Three Sock General 13 

b g Elite Squadron - Grand Seattle (Chief Seattle)

4 8-11
Yamil RosarioGlenn Harrison
8
544523-
i
8
Pink, black star (Walter Vieser, II)

Fight For Freedom 33 

b g Munnings - Dark Rhythm (Fit To Fight)

4 8-6
Jan BatistaDonald Barr
9
8080-
i
9
Maroon, white sash, white diamonds on sleeves (Lewis Family Racing Stable)

Conquistodor Fuego 19 

b g Friesan Fire - Tricky Luck (Norquestor)

4 8-1
Jenn MillerCarlos Mancilla
Verdict

Boss Magician has shown speed to occupy the runner-up berth on his last two starts but now has a couple of extra furlongs in front of him. He still commands respect, as does Fight For Freedom, who has been honest at Penn and Laurel. ST. PETER'S BARD has mixed it in decent company at the big New York tracks, though, and is fancied to capitalise on having his sights lowered significantly.

00:29 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 12 Jan 2017

Race 2 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $5,272 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

7f

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
4176/6-
i
1
Yellow, red circled red 'g', red stripes on sleeves (Melinda Golden)

Blazing Brother 305 

ch g Brother Derek - Princess Kayla (Outofthebox)

D
Withdrawn
2
647556-
i
2
Blue, white diamond, blue cap (Timothy Collins)

Lil Bitty Road 26 

dk g Bellamy Road - Regal Engagement (Cat Thief)

D
4 8-8
Fredy PeltrocheTimothy Collins
3
465147-
i
3
Black, green diamond and black 'mr', green cuffs (Jennifer Major)

Game Maker 42 

dk g Flatter - North Saratoga (Northern Baby)

D
7 8-6 (ow2)
Victor RodriguezRoy Boyd
4
211224-
i
4
Yellow, black star (D And D Stable)

Grip And Ride 42 

ch g Denis of Cork - Youbeyoun'i'llbeme (Luftikus)

D
5 8-8 (ow2)
Luis BatistaAlex Correa
5
032216-
i
5
Light blue, maroon hearts, yellow sash (Michael Miller)

Secure In The Fact 91 

b g Distorted Humor - Gold d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro)

4 8-8
Wesley HoDavid Walters
6
141246-
i
6
Yellow, burgundy ball, burgundy diamonds on sleeves (Jacob Dillon)

Officer Buster 28 

ch g Officer Rocket - Katrina Blue (Housebuster)

D
Non Runner
7
465522-
i
7
Green, black diamonds, green bars on black sleeves (Priscilla Anthony)

Boots Malone 28 

b g Noonmark - Glister Girl (Glitterman)

BF
Non Runner
8
733323-
i
8
Red, white circled white 'rwb', white diamonds on sleeves (Kenneth Brown)

Risk It 40 

dk g Rockport Harbor - Reatta Roundup (Minardi)

D
5 8-6
Christian HiraldoRonney Brown
9
237017-
i
9
Turquoise, black star (Jbl Thoroughbreds, Llc)

Bernardjfortunato 26 

dk g Spring At Last - Ruling Beauty (Roman Ruler)

D
4 8-1
Jan BatistaJeff Runco
10
232529-
i
10
Burgundy, gold circled gold 'v', gold sleeves (Darren Viands)

Crossing Borders 77 

b g U S Ranger - Kat Nan Do (Formal Gold)

4 8-8
Arnaldo BocachicaStacey Viands
11
85/9866-
i
11
Green, orange dots (Meehan, Jan A, Meehan, Fawn And Petika, John T)

Riley N Jack 21 

dk g Henny Hughes - Spankstress (Crafty Prospector)

Non Runner
12
128886-
i
12
Lime, lime cap (Lloyd Scott)

Captivating Ko Ko 20 

ch g Sharp Humor - Tsurugaoka Matsuri (Jade Robbery)

Non Runner
13
759554-
i
13
Yellow, red hoop, red bars on sleeves (Daniel Iacone, Ii)

Here Comes Allen 20 

dk g Windsor Castle - Lets Just Do It (Roy)

D
Non Runner
14
226565-
i
14
Red, yellow sleeves (Michael Baughman)

Scat City 20 

ch h Scat Daddy - Miss Quick City (Carson City)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

SECURE IN THE FACT has been given time to get over a gelding operation and showed good form at a slightly higher level than this in Canada so can strike at the first time of asking for new connections. Risk It is closely matched with both Grip And Ride and Boots Malone, and Bernardjfortunato is another to consider if putting his best foot forward.

00:57 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 12 Jan 2017

Race 3 - Maiden Claiming (3YO only)

Winner $6,326 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

4f 110y

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
75-
i
1
Blue, White Cross Sashes (Javier Contreras)

Medium High 63 

dk f High Cotton - Medium Of Letters (Notebook)

Non Runner
2
7654-
i
2
Gold, Brown Braces, 'M' And Stripes On Sleeves (John McKee)

Apple Valley Miss 126 

ch f Point Given - Appleby Gardens (A.P. Indy)

3 8-12
Yamil RosarioJohn McKee
3
556-
i
3
Lime Green, Black And Pink Diamonds On Body And Sleeves (Scuderia Montese Stable)

Aranza 66 

ch f Stormy Atlantic - Oil Painting (Distorted Humor)

3 8-12
Darius ThorpeRaimondo Schiano-Dicola
4
463666-
i
4
Black and blue diagonal quarters, black and blue quartered sleeves (Rick Rudman)

Girlzilla 21 

dk f Bullet Train - Daddy's Favorite (Favorite Trick)

Non Runner
5
6-
i
5
Grey, blue blocks (Roger Sterling)

Wells Bells 63 

b f Repent - Isle Of Tunes (Island Whirl)

3 8-12
Victor RodriguezJr William Aylor,
6
869-
i
6
Purple and lime halves, pink hoops (Riverview Farms)

Majesty Spirit Rvf 34 

b f Albertus Maximus - Impulsive Spirit (Majesty's Imp)

3 8-12
Christian HiraldoBruce Kravets
7
i
7
Orange (Pinhook Racing)

Quickmachadelcoco 

dk f Get Rich Quick - Miss Macha (Macho Uno)

3 8-12
Arnaldo BocachicaClovis Crane
8
85059-
i
8
Purple, gold sleeves (Christ Is King Stable)

Cavalier Princess 21 

ch f Rock Slide - Moulin d'Or (Bianconi)

3 8-7
Jan BatistaRonney Brown
9
82-
i
9
Blue, white stars, light blue circled white 'n' (Cynthia Wever)

Ramantical 32 

b f Greeley's Conquest - Ramanti (Yarrow Brae)

3 8-12
Jerry VillegasCynthia Wever
10
7-
i
1A
Red, white star (Bridgid McMurtrie)

Lady Philomena 41 

b f Admiral Alex - Acknowledge Me (Chip It In)

3 8-12
Wilfredo SantiagoJavier Contreras
11
8-
i
2B
Green, Orange Braces, Green And Orange quartered Cap (Cynthia O'Bannon)

Tiz Sunday 21 

gr/ f Tizway - Whey Sauce (Kurofune)

3 8-12
Guillermo RodriguezJohn McKee
Verdict

A few of these face their easiest assignments to date, including Medium High, Apple Valley Miss and Aranza. Even so, it may be worth sticking with RAMANTICAL because she showed her appetite for a battle when touched off last time and that will stand her in good stead now. Any market support for the newcomer Quickmachadelcoco would be interesting.

01:24 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 12 Jan 2017

Race 4 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $5,272 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

7f

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
644261-
i
1
Blue, white horse (Ultra Championship Racing Llc)

Chris' Heartofgold 28 

b m Lion Hearted - Alex Angela (Select Session)

D
7 8-10
Jose MontanoIII Ollie Figgins,
2
058805-
i
2
Yellow, Red Diamonds (Gary Hemp)

Landra 32 

ch m Luftikus - Up Close (Windsor Castle)

D
5 8-8 (ow2)
Luis BatistaGerald Coker
3
241426-
i
3
White, black star, black band on sleeves (Kevin Joy)

Candy Castle 32 

b m Windsor Castle - Early Signal (Signal)

D
5 8-8
Carlos MarreroKevin Joy
4
742777-
i
4
Green (Robert Pledge)

Ruth Gleans 26 

ch m Peak Dancer - I'm a Cat (Just A Cat)

D
5 8-6
Gustavo LarrosaRobert Pledge
5
566353-
i
5
Green, white star (Donald Lucas)

Prized Opal 35 

dk m Prized - Indian Opal (Indian Charlie)

D
6 8-8
Joseph SchneiderDavid Hussey
6
544523-
i
6
White, green sash, green chevrons on sleeves (Coleswood Farm Inc And Smart Angle)

Class Crest 41 

ch m Sharp Humor - Right Daddy (Yes It's True)

D BF
Non Runner
7
313143-
i
7
Fuchsia, black disc and sleeves (Glenn Harrison)

Di Colas Cowgirl 14 

dk m Cowboy Cal - Aunt Dot (Capote)

D
5 8-8
Yamil RosarioGlenn Harrison
8
952176-
i
8
Blue and grey halves, blue circle (Diana Chinn)

Ballerina Dancer 53 

gr/ f Peak Dancer - Secret Crypt (Honour And Glory)

D
4 8-6
Victor SeverinoFred Chinn
9
173726-
i
9
Red, gold circled gold 'fw', gold braces, gold sleeves (Frank Williams)

Holy Zendaya 41 

dk m Windsor Castle - Banami Ma Me (Holy Bull)

D
5 8-6
Darius ThorpeM Boggs
Verdict

Candy Castle is a player if judged on her second here, when Class Crest was a position behind her, rather than her subsequent flop in a slightly better race. Chris' Heartofgold and Di Colas Cowgirl can be relied upon to give their running, but LANDRA is used to keeping much better company than this and there were glimmers of a revival last time.

01:51 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 12 Jan 2017

Race 5 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO only)

Winner $12,124 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

7f

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
643-
i
1
Navy, yellow circle (Dimitri Racing Stable, Inc)

Z Nation 47 

dk f Cal Nation - Minnesota Mafia (Yonaguska)

3 8-11
Christian HiraldoSandra Dono
2
72-
i
2
White, black star (Dattt Farm, Llc)

Diana's Thrill 47 

b f Artie Schiller - Golden Artemis (Malibu Moon)

BF
3 8-11
Arnaldo BocachicaJeff Runco
3
i
3
Blue, white diamond, blue cap (Timothy Collins)

Khazri 

ch f Big Surf - Triple Cream (Tapit)

3 8-11
Victor RodriguezTimothy Collins
4
4-
i
4
Red,  white sleeves (Adam Oxendine)

Native Red Cloud 63 

ch f Circular Quay - Tuscany Light (Colony Light)

3 8-11
Yamil RosarioAdam Oxendine
5
4-
i
5
Yellow, black peace sign, black bars on sleeves (John Stahlin)

Floating By 47 

b f Stroll - Miss Shipley (Johannesburg)

3 8-11
Joseph SchneiderJohn Stahlin
6
5870-
i
6
Black and white halves, black sleeves (R Johnson)

In Bella's Honor 38 

dk f Malibu Moon - Baltimore Belle (Bowman's Band)

3 8-11
J AcostaMichael Trombetta
7
874365-
i
7
Pink, blue stars (Charles Reed)

La La Bamba 38 

b f Paddy O'prado - Bamba (Not For Love)

3 8-11
Gerald AlmodovarJoan Reynolds
8
440224-
i
8
Red, white hoops (Roderick Wachman)

Broken Marriage 32 

ch f Broken Vow - Chasethegold (Touch Gold)

3 8-11
Antonio LopezJeff Runco
Verdict

In Bella's Honor's form figures don't make great reading but she began her career in stakes company and has steadily worked down to a grade at which she should be competitive. However, BROKEN MARRIAGE has also mixed it at a high level and is fancied to capitalise on the drop back from a mile. Diana's Thrill steps up in trip, despite being reeled in last time.

02:18 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 12 Jan 2017

Race 6 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $5,272 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

6f 110y

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
163325-
i
1
Yellow, green dice (H Glasser)

Flaming Humor 20 

b g Friesan Fire - Final Humor (Distorted Humor)

BF
4 8-6
Arnaldo BocachicaJeff Runco
2
1/51254-
i
2
Blue, white ball, blue cap (Gerald Brooks)

Finito 16 

b g Bernardini - Crimson Maple (Rahy)

D
5 8-6
Katie DavisGerald Brooks
3
314156-
i
3
Purple and white, white diamond, purple 'mb' (Teresa Major)

Shenandoah 25 

dk g Dixie Union - Radiant Avie (Lord Avie)

D
7 8-8
Victor RodriguezRoy Boyd
4
544614-
i
4
White, Green armlets, White Cap (Joseph Besecker)

Bayshore Boy 39 

dk g Cool Coal Man - La Raine of Terror (Gen Stormin'norman)

D BF
4 8-8
J AcostaHugh McMahon
5
012121-
i
5
Red, white sash (Peter Wainwright)

Skitt Skatt 13 

dk g Philanthropist - Torched Cherry (Silver Deputy)

4 8-10
Jose MontanoClifford Tuomisto
6
522041-
i
6
Yellow, black stripes (Jose Ramirez)

Bronx City Boy 19 

b g Indian Ocean - Bronx Cheer (Tethra)

D
6 8-12
Antonio LopezJose Ramirez
7
249232-
i
7
Yellow, blue star, blue blocks on sleeves (Just In Time Racing Llc)

Masons Dream 20 

dk g Super Saver - African Violet (Lemon Drop Kid)

D
5 8-8 (ow1)
Guillermo RodriguezMichael Jr Jones
8
147564-
i
8
Green, red disc, red cuffs on sleeves (Aurellio Jimenez)

Easy Sailing 20 

b g Mizzen Mast - Without Concern (Concern)

D
7 8-6
Victor SeverinoLinda Dollinger-Stehr
Verdict

SKITT SKATT has seemingly forgotten how to run a bad race and has two wins and a second since switching to Charles Town. He is in such good heart that a chance is taken on his ability to handle the step up from an extended four furlongs. Shenandoah is capable of playing a leading role in this sort of company, with Masons Dream and Bronx City Boy others worthy of a mention.

02:47 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 12 Jan 2017

Race 7 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $8,171 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

4f 110y

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
336672-
i
1
Gold, red diamonds (Fairview Farm (E H Walters))

Sherwood Forest 14 

ch g Forestry - Oscega (Unreal Zeal)

D
6 8-8
Arnaldo BocachicaDavid Walters
2
642424-
i
2
White, purple diamonds (Crystal Pickett)

It's A Bello 14 

dk g Flatter - Orabell (Orientate)

D
4 8-8
Wesley HoCrystal Pickett
3
326344-
i
3
White, black star, black band on sleeves (Kevin Joy)

Really Boppin 14 

ch g Bop - Key Reality (Waquoit)

D
6 8-7
Gerald AlmodovarKevin Joy
4
32595/3-
i
4
Red, black blocks on sleeves (Frank Light)

Bryana 14 

b h Utopia - Lass Away (Way West)

D
7 8-8 (ow1)
Guillermo RodriguezFrank Light
5
273186/
i
5
Gold, Brown Braces, 'M' And Stripes On Sleeves (John McKee)

Silver Majesty 567 

gr/ g Fiber Sonde - Majesty (Langfuhr)

D
Non Runner
6
361315-
i
6
Blue, White star (Coleswood Farm, Inc And Glasser, H Neil)

Fire Control 14 

dk g Friesan Fire - Go Navy (Silver Ghost)

D BF
4 8-5
Jan BatistaJeff Runco
7
248348-
i
7
Burgundy, grey ball, grey sleeves (G Gourley)

Gaelic Man 14 

b g Denis of Cork - Short Cake Lass (Goldminers Gold)

D
5 8-8
Jose MontanoAnthony Rideoutt
Verdict

IT'S A BELLO has been running with credit in defeat in stronger races over track and trip and can boost his confidence before stepping back up in class. Fire Control and Gaelic Man also drop in grade, while Sherwood Forest beat Bryana to the runner-up spot last time but was a long way adrift of It's A Bello before that.

03:15 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 12 Jan 2017

Race 8 - Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $12,652 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

7f

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
326213-
i
1
Black, Purple And Silver Hoops On Sleeves (Hasty Rebel Stables)

Rocket Bid 39 

ch f Officer Rocket - Virginia Baby (Prospect Bay)

D
4 8-9
Victor RodriguezJack Harper
2
4/133-
i
2
Blue, silver star, silver sleeves (Nancy Terhune)

Victorious Heart 12 

dk m Lion Hearted - Silver Cub (City Zip)

BF
5 8-7
Gerald AlmodovarJavier Contreras
3
17-
i
3
Blue, silver star, silver band on sleeves (George Walters)

Clearbrook Miss 39 

dk f Charitable Man - Added Annuity (Tom Cobbley)

4 8-7
Christian HiraldoJames Casey
4
652312-
i
4
Blue (Larry Le Hew)

Mexicali Sun 102 

b m Langfuhr - Spanish Senorita (Orientate)

D BF
5 8-7
Arnaldo BocachicaJeff Runco
5
633522-
i
5
Blue and gold quarters (O'Sullivan Farms LLC)

Jefferson Bop 39 

b f Bop - Dixie Giggle (Distorted Humor)

4 8-7 (ow3)
Luis BatistaJames Locklear
6
145078-
i
6
Rose, blue collar and 'fw', blue stars on sleeves, rose cap (Fast Women Two Llc)

Birgetta Rose 54 

b f Great Notion - Blue Rosette (Chief Honcho)

4 8-7
J AcostaLacey Gaudet
7
373153-
i
7
Black, red ball, yellow diamond frame, red bars on sleeves, black cap (Autobahn Racing Stables, Inc)

Snickerdoodle 20 

b f Prospect Bay - Nowuseehernowudont (Orientate)

4 8-9
Antonio LopezRonney Brown
8
178097-
i
8
Blue & red halves, white horseshoe, blue cap (Ray Pennington, Iii)

Not A Secret 20 

b f Orientate - Leed Me Home (Secret Hello)

BF
4 8-7
Jose MontanoIII Ollie Figgins,
9
6/5421-
i
1A
Black, Purple And Silver Hoops On Sleeves (Hasty Rebel Stables)

My Girl Grace 25 

b f Prospect Bay - Hasty Grace (My Boy Adam)

D
4 8-11
Fredy PeltrocheJack Harper
Verdict

A chance is taken on the sharpness of BIRGETTA ROSE, who lost her way at Laurel slightly but has been freshened up in preparation for her first start at this venue and her quality gets her the nod. Mexicali Sun is another returning from a mini-break but also commands attention, while Victorious Heart hasn't stood much racing but clearly possesses an engine.