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

Boss Magician 40 

ch g Street Boss - Miz Magician (Mizzen Mast)

BF
5 8-9
Katie DavisClaudio Gonzalez
2
779767-
i
2

Tado 12 

b g Dance With Ravens - Adelantado (El Prado)

5 8-11
Guillermo RodriguezEdward Schottroffe
3
757800-
i
3

Green In Site 26 

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

4 7-13
Anna CarrowCarlos Mancilla
4
006-
i
4

St. Peter's Bard 28 

ch g Pure Prize - Ascended Dreams (Thunder Gulch)

4 8-11 b1
Wesley HoLaura Carson
5
85749-
i
5

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

Three Sock General 13 

b g Elite Squadron - Grand Seattle (Chief Seattle)

4 8-11
Yamil RosarioGlenn Harrison
8
544523-
i
8

Fight For Freedom 33 

b g Munnings - Dark Rhythm (Fit To Fight)

4 8-6
Jan BatistaDonald Barr
9
8080-
i
9

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Withdrawn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

Lil Bitty Road 26 

dk g Bellamy Road - Regal Engagement (Cat Thief)

D
4 8-8
Fredy PeltrocheTimothy Collins
3
465147-
i
3

Game Maker 42 

dk g Flatter - North Saratoga (Northern Baby)

D
7 8-6 (ow2)
Victor RodriguezRoy Boyd
4
211224-
i
4

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

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

Risk It 40 

dk g Rockport Harbor - Reatta Roundup (Minardi)

D
5 8-6
Christian HiraldoRonney Brown
9
237017-
i
9

Bernardjfortunato 26 

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

D
4 8-1
Jan BatistaJeff Runco
10
232529-
i
10

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

Apple Valley Miss 126 

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

3 8-12
Yamil RosarioJohn McKee
3
556-
i
3

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

Wells Bells 63 

b f Repent - Isle Of Tunes (Island Whirl)

3 8-12
Victor RodriguezJr William Aylor,
6
869-
i
6

Majesty Spirit Rvf 34 

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

3 8-12
Christian HiraldoBruce Kravets
7
i
7

Quickmachadelcoco 

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

3 8-12
Arnaldo BocachicaClovis Crane
8
85059-
i
8

Cavalier Princess 21 

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

3 8-7
Jan BatistaRonney Brown
9
82-
i
9

Ramantical 32 

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

3 8-12
Jerry VillegasCynthia Wever
10
7-
i
1A

Lady Philomena 41 

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

3 8-12
Wilfredo SantiagoJavier Contreras
11
8-
i
2B

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

Chris' Heartofgold 28 

b m Lion Hearted - Alex Angela (Select Session)

D
7 8-10
Jose MontanoIII Ollie Figgins,
2
058805-
i
2

Landra 32 

ch m Luftikus - Up Close (Windsor Castle)

D
5 8-8 (ow2)
Luis BatistaGerald Coker
3
241426-
i
3

Candy Castle 32 

b m Windsor Castle - Early Signal (Signal)

D
5 8-8
Carlos MarreroKevin Joy
4
742777-
i
4

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

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

Di Colas Cowgirl 14 

dk m Cowboy Cal - Aunt Dot (Capote)

D
5 8-8
Yamil RosarioGlenn Harrison
8
952176-
i
8

Ballerina Dancer 53 

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

D
4 8-6
Victor SeverinoFred Chinn
9
173726-
i
9

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

Z Nation 47 

dk f Cal Nation - Minnesota Mafia (Yonaguska)

3 8-11
Christian HiraldoSandra Dono
2
72-
i
2

Diana's Thrill 47 

b f Artie Schiller - Golden Artemis (Malibu Moon)

BF
3 8-11
Arnaldo BocachicaJeff Runco
3
i
3

Khazri 

ch f Big Surf - Triple Cream (Tapit)

3 8-11
Victor RodriguezTimothy Collins
4
4-
i
4

Native Red Cloud 63 

ch f Circular Quay - Tuscany Light (Colony Light)

3 8-11
Yamil RosarioAdam Oxendine
5
4-
i
5

Floating By 47 

b f Stroll - Miss Shipley (Johannesburg)

3 8-11
Joseph SchneiderJohn Stahlin
6
5870-
i
6

In Bella's Honor 38 

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

3 8-11
J AcostaMichael Trombetta
7
874365-
i
7

La La Bamba 38 

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

3 8-11
Gerald AlmodovarJoan Reynolds
8
440224-
i
8

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

Flaming Humor 20 

b g Friesan Fire - Final Humor (Distorted Humor)

BF
4 8-6
Arnaldo BocachicaJeff Runco
2
1/51254-
i
2

Finito 16 

b g Bernardini - Crimson Maple (Rahy)

D
5 8-6
Katie DavisGerald Brooks
3
314156-
i
3

Shenandoah 25 

dk g Dixie Union - Radiant Avie (Lord Avie)

D
7 8-8
Victor RodriguezRoy Boyd
4
544614-
i
4

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

Skitt Skatt 13 

dk g Philanthropist - Torched Cherry (Silver Deputy)

4 8-10
Jose MontanoClifford Tuomisto
6
522041-
i
6

Bronx City Boy 19 

b g Indian Ocean - Bronx Cheer (Tethra)

D
6 8-12
Antonio LopezJose Ramirez
7
249232-
i
7

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

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

Sherwood Forest 14 

ch g Forestry - Oscega (Unreal Zeal)

D
6 8-8
Arnaldo BocachicaDavid Walters
2
642424-
i
2

It's A Bello 14 

dk g Flatter - Orabell (Orientate)

D
4 8-8
Wesley HoCrystal Pickett
3
326344-
i
3

Really Boppin 14 

ch g Bop - Key Reality (Waquoit)

D
6 8-7
Gerald AlmodovarKevin Joy
4
32595/3-
i
4

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

Fire Control 14 

dk g Friesan Fire - Go Navy (Silver Ghost)

D BF
4 8-5
Jan BatistaJeff Runco
7
248348-
i
7

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

Rocket Bid 39 

ch f Officer Rocket - Virginia Baby (Prospect Bay)

D
4 8-9
Victor RodriguezJack Harper
2
4/133-
i
2

Victorious Heart 12 

dk m Lion Hearted - Silver Cub (City Zip)

BF
5 8-7
Gerald AlmodovarJavier Contreras
3
17-
i
3

Clearbrook Miss 39 

dk f Charitable Man - Added Annuity (Tom Cobbley)

4 8-7
Christian HiraldoJames Casey
4
652312-
i
4

Mexicali Sun 102 

b m Langfuhr - Spanish Senorita (Orientate)

D BF
5 8-7
Arnaldo BocachicaJeff Runco
5
633522-
i
5

Jefferson Bop 39 

b f Bop - Dixie Giggle (Distorted Humor)

4 8-7 (ow3)
Luis BatistaJames Locklear
6
145078-
i
6

Birgetta Rose 54 

b f Great Notion - Blue Rosette (Chief Honcho)

4 8-7
J AcostaLacey Gaudet
7
373153-
i
7

Snickerdoodle 20 

b f Prospect Bay - Nowuseehernowudont (Orientate)

4 8-9
Antonio LopezRonney Brown
8
178097-
i
8

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

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.