00:00 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 16 Feb 2018

Race 1 - Maiden Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $6,300 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

6f 110y

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
74335-6
i
1
Royal blue, white star (Brad Sullivan)

Bambinosbonnieblue 22 

dk g Ladinos Bambino - Parade Rest (Secret Hello)

6 8-10
Darius ThorpeCrystal Pickett
2
852-2
i
2
Royal blue, white dots (Grams Racing Stable Llc)

Fly The Coop 28 

gr/ g Fear the Cape - Bar Fly (Chief Honcho)

BF
Non Runner
3
5075-5
i
3
Lime, pink ball, lime dots on pink sleeves (Dillow, Justin, Weaver, Kevin And Glass, James Wesley)

Hanover Chrome 28 

ch g Denis of Cork - Appeal Star (Littleexpectations)

4 8-12
Victor RodriguezElex Bowman
4
44752-3
i
4
Purple, silver triangle, silver armlets on sleeves (Sage Thoroughbred Partners)

Zodiac Kid 22 

dk g Astrology - Wild American (Offlee Wild)

BF
4 8-10
Angel CruzDavid Rose
5
5763-89
i
5
Blue, white diamond, blue cap (Timothy Collins)

Rowdy's Runner 22 

ch g Denis of Cork - Unbridled Skyhawk (Unbridled Time)

4 8-10
John Jr SotoTimothy Collins
6
68-97
i
6
White, blue epaulets, blue sleeves (Linda Hummer)

Global Indian 13 

dk g Global Force - Indian Opal (Indian Charlie)

Non Runner
7
0758-64
i
7
Purple, yellow ball (Jody Caison)

Ready To Fire 12 

b g Bobalicious - Sweet Safari (Johannesburg)

4 8-10
Ramon MaldonadoJody Caison
8
7
i
8
Green, yellow sash, yellow band on sleeves (Carisa Figgins)

Torched 28 

b g Friesan Fire - Carni's Luck (Carnivalay)

4 8-10
Javier RiveraIII Ollie Figgins,
Verdict

FLY THE COOP has hit the crossbar in similar maidens here the last twice and can finally get his head in front, possibly at the main expense of Zodiac Kid and Hanover Chrome.

00:29 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 16 Feb 2018

Race 2 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $6,300 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

4f 110y

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
13775-8
i
1
Blue, white ball, green stars (Gonzalez, Luis M And Vallejo, Ricardo R)

Cotton Princess 34 

dk f High Cotton - Let's Rock N' Roll (Yonaguska)

4 8-6
Jan BatistaJennivieve Burton
2
7561-65
i
2
White, black star (C R K Racing Stable Llc)

Jax 15 

b f City Zip - Flexible Princess (Honour And Glory)

D
4 8-6
Gerald AlmodovarKeisy Cartagena
3
75737-9
i
3
Electric blue, fluorescent orange circled orange 'da' (Drawing Away Stable)

Dazzling Dixie 15 

dk f Gone Astray - Carolina Squirrel (Snuck In)

4 8-8
J AcostaLaura Carson
4
114/449-
i
4
Black, white diamonds (Robertson, Craig, Duggan, Chris, Danard, Don And Landry, Curtis)

Something Better 243 

ch f Finality - Wednesday's Out (Out Of Place)

4 8-8
Wesley HoGreg Tracy
5
21413-4
i
5
Blue, red cuffs and collar (Paisano Racing Stables)

Oh So Quick 15 

b f Sir Gallovic - Trippi Bree (Trippi)

D
4 8-8
Fredy PeltrocheGreg Tracy
6
525318-
i
6
Purple, black star (Michelle Helms)

My Lady Munnings 55 

dk f Munnings - Cosmic Wing (Halo)

D BF
4 8-8
Luis BatistaEddie Clouston
7
52231-1
i
7
Royal blue, white dots (Grams Racing Stable Llc)

Cowgirl Cut 22 

b m Jump Start - Salinity (Salt Lake)

D
5 8-12
Oscar FloresTimothy Grams
8
64542-5
i
8
Blue, white circle, blue cap (D And D Stable)

Rayo Laser 26 

b m Ghostzapper - Alcina (Kingmambo)

D
5 8-8 (ow1)
Victor RodriguezAlex Correa
9
762252-
i
9
Blue, white sleeves (Mark Shanley)

Yes It's Betts 55 

dk m Honest Man - Babett (Yes It's True)

D
6 8-8
Christian HiraldoMark Shanley
10
358341-
i
10
Red, white circled white 'hf', white sleeves (Hendrickson Farms LLC)

Wild Geraniums 56 

b m Dixie's Wild Again - Germanna Colonies (Allen's Prospect)

D
7 8-10
Maximo ChiloGerald Coker
Verdict

COWGIRL CUT continues to hold her form well and the hat-trick seeker is expected to prove too strong for the likes of Oh So Quick, a model of consistency, and Wild Geraniums in this claimer.

00:57 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 16 Feb 2018

Race 3 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $6,300 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

4f 110y

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
553130-
i
1
Black, white braces, red horseshoes (John Capellini)

Sterling Rebel 50 

b g Gandhi - Baby Lexi (Storm Boot)

4 8-6
Ramon MaldonadoJohn Capellini
2
4223-61
i
2
Blue & red halves, white horseshoe, blue cap (Ray Pennington, Iii)

Gone Global 19 

dk g Global Force - Monster Image (Meadow Monster)

D
5 8-12
Gerald AlmodovarKevin Patterson
3
1867-53
i
3
Dark green, white chevron, white stripe on sleeves (Richard Harris, Jr)

Early Bop 19 

ch g Bop - Early Delight (Concern)

D
5 8-6
Luis RodriguezRonney Brown
4
640-612
i
4
Black, white braces, red horseshoes (John Capellini)

El Oro 13 

dk g Silver Tree - Shriner Sister (Mineshaft)

4 8-10
Luis BatistaJohn Capellini
5
137643-
i
5
Royal blue, white dots (Grams Racing Stable Llc)

For The Love 55 

ch g Not For Love - Blushing B. J. (Rock Slide)

D BF
Non Runner
6
739-1
i
6
Yellow, Black Ball (Richard Knapp)

Black Sea Baron 28 

b g Windsor Castle - Georgia Moon (Makin)

D
4 8-10
Oscar FloresDavid Walters
7
1907-22
i
7
Red, white circled white 'rwb', white diamonds on sleeves (Ronney Brown)

Fiber Optic Tech 19 

dk g Fiber Sonde - Indy Tech (Aptitude)

D
4 8-8
Jan BatistaRonney Brown
8
49138-4
i
8
Turquoise, purple sash (Hussein Ezzat)

True Magic 19 

b g Yes It's True - Absolute Magic (Unbridled)

D
4 8-6 (ow3)
Victor RodriguezM Boggs
Verdict

For The Love is more than capable at this level but perhaps the recent form EL ORO brings to the table is slightly stronger and he gets the nod. Black Sea Baron got off the mark at the fourth attempt latest and should still have more to give, while Fiber Optic Tech wouldn't be winning out of turn.

01:24 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 16 Feb 2018

Race 4 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $6,300 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m 1f

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
6851-95
i
1
Black, orange ball, orange sleeves (Davis, Iii, Russell E And Yvonne)

Mint To Fly 20 

dk m Ghostly Minister - Blondie's Bucks (Jump Start)

D
6 8-6
Jose MontanoRussell Davis
2
34770-5
i
2
Blue, red stripes on white sleeves (Andrew Ali)

Ready It 36 

dk m More Than Ready - Sauveteur (Gone West)

6 8-6
Luis RodriguezEdward Schottroffe
3
57714-1
i
3
Pink, black stars, black hoop, pink bars on black sleeves (Mark Becraft)

Charitable Ellie 20 

b f Charitable Man - Ellie Martin (Olmodavor)

4 8-8
Christian HiraldoRonney Brown
4
044335-
i
4
Black, white disc, black cap (Kevin Dove, Jr)

Capture The Sun 61 

b m Misremembered - Capture the Cat (Tale Of The Cat)

5 8-6 (ow1)
Jerry VillegasKevin Dove
5
06486-6
i
5
Orange, brown ball, brown sleeves, orange cap (Elaine Anderson)

Amber Brewski 36 

b m Milwaukee Brew - Golden Vow (Broken Vow)

6 8-8
Tais LyapustinaM Blake
6
2233-21
i
6
Red, white sleeves (Adam Ingram)

Paradise Bird 14 

ch m Summer Bird - Almost Paradise (Allen's Prospect)

D
5 8-10
J AcostaAdam Ingram
7
4123-22
i
7
Red, white diamonds (Jill Daniel)

Gemini Dream 20 

dk f Girolamo - Oscega (Unreal Zeal)

BF
4 8-8 (ow2)
Darius ThorpeCrystal Pickett
8
12547-7
i
8
LIGHT BLUE, Cerise Dots (Taylor Mountain Farm LLC)

Classy Tizzy 28 

b f Tizway - Classy Concern (West Acre)

Non Runner
9
3272-34
i
9
Blue, red disc, blue cap (Super C Racing Inc)

Sweet Curls 20 

b m Paddy O'prado - Sweet Elixir (Aptitude)

5 8-6
Gerald AlmodovarJohn Carlisle
Verdict

CHARITABLE ELLIE is two wins from her last three starts following another impressive display here last month and she is very much the one they all have to beat. Gemini Dream heads the list of dangers from Capture The Sun.

01:51 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 16 Feb 2018

Race 5 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $6,300 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m 110y

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
23878-7
i
1
Green, white circled white 'js', red epaulets (Javier Santos)

Paddington Express 22 

ch g English Channel - Ski Breeze (Mr. Prospector)

D
7 8-6 (ow3)
Victor RodriguezKristy Gazzier
2
63544-1
i
2
Yellow, green dice (H Glasser)

Flaming Humor 19 

b g Friesan Fire - Final Humor (Distorted Humor)

D
5 8-6
Arnaldo BocachicaJeff Runco
3
57572-7
i
3
Yellow, orange star, orange stars on sleeves (Mike Butts Llc)

Midnight Blue 27 

dk g Midnight Lute - Imelda Blue (Regal Classic)

D
6 8-6
Luis RodriguezMike Butts
4
36333-6
i
4
Black, silver chevron, black stripe on silver sleeves (D And B Racing Llc)

Taylor's Cork 19 

b g Denis of Cork - Katelyn Rose Deane (Ormsby)

D
5 8-6
Gustavo LarrosaSteven Romeka
5
37322-3
i
5
Yellow, blue sleeves, yellow stripes (Papillon Racing Stable)

Wizardly 19 

b g Elusive Quality - Distinctively (Awesome Again)

D
7 8-8
Oscar FloresHubert Gaffney
6
514542-
i
6
Red, white diamonds (Kenneth Brown)

Jazzy's Quattro 70 

gr/ g Louis Quatorze - Diamonds Specs (Diamond)

D
7 8-8
Jose MontanoRonney Brown
7
166566-
i
7
Red, blue triangle, blue diamonds on sleeves (Natasha Aylor)

Surfing Up 70 

b g Up Periscope - Cloud Surfer (Maria's Mon)

D
8 8-6
Gerald AlmodovarJr William Aylor,
8
32853-4
i
8
Red, white sleeves (Adam Ingram)

Joker Man 19 

dk g Grand Slam - Sky Heat (Sky Mesa)

6 8-6 (ow2)
Fredy PeltrocheAdam Ingram
9
64226-6
i
9
White, black star, black band on sleeves (Kevin Joy)

Big Branch 22 

b g Great Notion - Dyna Ruth (Dynaformer)

D
8 8-6
Ramon MaldonadoKevin Joy
Verdict

FLAMING HUMOR looks the safe bet in what is a trappy claimer over the extended 1m as he won well here last month and confidence will be high as a result. Jazzy's Quattro and Wizardly can also make their presence felt.

02:18 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 16 Feb 2018

Race 6 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $6,300 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

6f 110y

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
434671-
i
1
Hunter Green, Black Circle, Black Sleeves, Black Cap (Cynthia Boys)

Clubin Til Midnite 76 

b g Bop - Out Clubin (Out Of Place)

D
7 8-8
Carlos MarreroRobert Coram
2
775650-
i
2
Black, black cap (Gregory Viands)

Guy's Big Guy 112 

b g Freud - Chi Chi's Dream (Phone Trick)

8 8-6
Luis RodriguezGregory Viands
3
51/621-7
i
3
Teal, yellow sash, teal and yellow halved sleeves (Cristina Vena)

Cou Rouge 29 

ch g Afleet Alex - Brusque (Canaveral)

D
Non Runner
4
44325-2
i
4
Orange, white chevron hoop (Richard Wyand Jr)

Master Of Speed 27 

b g Majesticperfection - Encounter (Southern Image)

4 8-8
Antonio LopezTimothy Grams
5
35307-5
i
5
White, black star, black band on sleeves (Kevin Joy)

Lights On 21 

ch g Girolamo - Glinting (Distorted Humor)

4 8-6
Ramon MaldonadoKevin Joy
6
81234-4
i
6
White, black ball, white dots on black sleeves (Kenneth Campbell)

Limehouser 27 

ch g Limehouse - Attach (Wild Again)

D
4 8-6
Christian HiraldoRonney Brown
7
37/175-5
i
7
Green, white ball (G L M Stables)

Forest Night 29 

dk g Midnight Lute - Forest Melody (Forest Camp)

D
4 8-8
Arnaldo BocachicaJeff Runco
8
4222-12
i
8
Yellow, grey ball (Lana Wright)

Be Back 19 

b g Not For Love - Let's Coast (Cozzene)

D
5 8-10
Angel CruzNeil Morris
9
42664-7
i
9
Burgundy, gold circled gold 'v', gold sleeves (Darren Viands)

Hurricane Harold 27 

dk g Lemon Drop Kid - Entwine (Empire Maker)

D
5 8-6 (ow2)
Fredy PeltrocheStacey Viands
10
31598-6
i
10
Lime, pink chevrons on sleeves (Manolo Mangual)

Maybe A Party 27 

b g Desert Party - Maybe Lin (Fly So Free)

4 8-6
J AcostaManolo Mangual
11
18/372-9
i
11
Green, yellow sash, yellow band on sleeves (Carisa Figgins)

Hosway 27 

dk g Adios Charlie - Lady Discreet (Boundary)

D
Non Runner
12
3571-54
i
12
Navy, white diamond, white bars on sleeves (Top Notch Racing)

I Need You 20 

dk g Denis of Cork - Ginger Crumb (Hansel)

D
Non Runner
13
499/96-0
i
13
Royal blue, white diamond belt, white diamonds on sleeves (Michael Neafus)

Gettinjazzywithit 13 

b g Silver Mountain - Let's Jazz It Up (Cactus Ridge)

Non Runner
14
9332-31
i
14
Purple, black star (Michelle Helms)

Burnupthemoonlight 19 

ch g Wilburn - Suffragette Kitty (Silver Deputy)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

Be Back is holding his form well at present and should figure prominently, but the value may lie elsewhere and MASTER OF SPEED can put it up to Neil Morris' charge if building on his latest second-placed effort here. Forest Night can also get competitive.

02:47 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 16 Feb 2018

Race 7 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $6,300 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

4f 110y

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
34878-4
i
1
Yellow, black chevron, black bars on sleeves (Equine Services Inc)

Tazmanian Charlie 27 

dk g Scat Daddy - Taza (Indian Charlie)

D
6 8-8
Christian HiraldoJohn Dillow
2
7654-65
i
2
Royal blue, white ball (J R Sanchez Racing Stable)

Legend Keeper 18 

ch g Brother Derek - Sissling Holiday (Harlan's Holiday)

D
5 8-6 (ow1)
Xavier PerezRodolfo Salomon
3
2121-47
i
3
Green, white yoke, white halved sleeves (Armonte Craig)

Triple Black Jack 12 

dk g Lion Hearted - Extreme Fourteen (Louis Quatorze)

D
5 8-8
Arnaldo BocachicaIII Ollie Figgins,
4
164887-
i
4
Blue, White Cross Sashes (Javier Contreras)

Maryland's Best 56 

dk g Rock Slide - The Best Sister (Salem Drive)

D
4 8-6 (ow1)
Maximo ChiloJavier Contreras
5
65272-2
i
5
Green, gold sleeves (John Copsey)

Backseat Lover 26 

dk g Not For Love - Sagamoon (Malibu Moon)

D
5 8-8 (ow1)
Victor RodriguezJohn Copsey
6
25619-6
i
6
Black and blue diagonal quarters, black and blue quartered sleeves (Rick Rudman)

Curves That Kick 20 

b h Fairbanks - Lunachick (Partner's Hero)

BF
5 8-8
Jose MontanoRussell Davis
7
125176-
i
7
Purple, white ball, purple cap (Runnin Shoes Stable)

High Believing 84 

b g Bold Warrior - Poco Uno (E Dubai)

BF
Non Runner
8
02648-8
i
8
Blue, white diamond (Ernesto Sierra)

Contractor Jak 20 

b g El Corredor - Pennymoney (Forestry)

D
6 8-6
Ramon MaldonadoErnesto Sierra
9
545163-
i
9
Red, white diamonds (Kenneth Brown)

Fire Control 68 

dk g Friesan Fire - Go Navy (Silver Ghost)

D
5 8-6
Jan BatistaRonney Brown
Verdict

BACKSEAT LOVER has been knocking hard on the door in similar claimers of late and could be let in here. Triple Black Jack has a great chance if recapturing the pick of last year's form and Fire Control could also go well fresh following a break.

03:15 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 16 Feb 2018

Race 8 - Optional Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $11,025 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

4f 110y

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
419532-
i
1
Blue, red cuffs and collar (Paisano Racing Stables)

Mahogany Cat 78 

b m Old Forester - Chartreux (Tale Of The Cat)

D BF
5 8-6
Wesley HoGreg Tracy
2
92111-8
i
2
Blue, white spot, white bars on sleeves (Old First Ward Stable)

U And Tequila 19 

dk m Hello Broadway - Indian Success (Indian Express)

D
7 8-9
Luis BatistaJohn Capellini
3
239231-
i
3
Kelly green, black diamonds (Cody Beattie)

Misses Knight 62 

ch m Misremembered - Wonderwho'sbest (Three Wonders)

D
Non Runner
4
5832-36
i
4
White, green circled green 'efw', green bars on sleeves (Ernest Wills, Iii)

Hissy Fit 20 

dk m Yesbyjimminy - Sing That Song (Songandaprayer)

D
Non Runner
5
11215-3
i
5
Red, white circled white 'rwb', white diamonds on sleeves (Ronney Brown)

Way Ahead Of You 27 

b m Silver Train - Way Beyond (Ordway)

D
5 8-6
Christian HiraldoRonney Brown
6
316185-
i
6
Purple, yellow sleeves (Upatwire Racing Llc)

Moon Star Magic 180 

dk m Concord Point - Movie Star Magic (The Cliff's Edge)

5 8-6
Luis RodriguezCarl Rafter
7
0421-56
i
7
Green, white stars on sleeves (Karen Clark)

Unbridled Escape 14 

gr/ m Unbridled Mate - Precious Tax (Black Tie Affair)

D
5 8-9
J AcostaKelly Deiter
8
23666-4
i
8
Navy, white diamond, white bars on sleeves (Top Notch Racing)

Lucky Candy 27 

dk m Luftikus - Candy One (Yankee Victor)

D
8 8-6
Angel CruzMichael Jr Jones
9
6/5122-2
i
9
Blue, white ball, blue bars on white sleeves, blue cap (Dun Roamin Farm, Inc)

Gianna Bella 27 

gr/ m Fiber Sonde - Cheryl's Diamond (Diamond)

D BF
5 8-6
Gerald AlmodovarJohn McKee
Verdict

U And Tequila had been in great form prior to her latest eighth of nine at Mahoning Valley and perhaps she just needed that first run since Boxing Day. She is respected, as is Gianna Bella and Misses Knight, but MAHOGANY CAT definitely has a race of this nature within her compass if recent efforts at Woodbine are anything to go by.