00:00 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 24 Jun 2018

Race 1 - Starter Optional Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $11,025 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
131167-
i
1
Orange, yellow rising sun, yellow sleeves, orange cap (Angela Coombs)

My Adeline 197 

b m Girolamo - Hot Spell (Salt Lake)

D
5 8-8
Jose MontanoJohn Carlisle
2
367881
i
2
Red, red and black halved sleeves (Lofflin Downie)

Theladyisalion 37 

b m American Lion - Miss Le Berthon (El Gran Senor)

D
5 8-8
Jerry VillegasLofflin Downie
3
65-7211
i
3
White, green sash, green chevrons on sleeves (Smart Angle)

Simplylucky 79 

b f Street Boss - Cocktailsandreams (Lucky North)

D
4 8-8
Carlos DelgadoJeff Runco
4
172332
i
4
Purple, Gold Crown & 'Sola Dei Gloria', Purple Cuffs On White Sleeves, Purple Cap (Sola Dei Gloria Stable)

Bad Nana 20 

b f Regal Ransom - Pardon My Sarong (Souvenir Copy)

D
4 8-8
Gerald AlmodovarHugh McMahon
5
3-11546
i
5
White, red diamond belt (Donald Haynes)

Anyladysinthehouse 28 

gr/ m Windsor Castle - Cynthia's Angle (Kokand)

D
6 8-8
Ramon MaldonadoAlex Correa
6
11131/1
i
6
Yellow, royal blue shield, royal blue sleeves (Royal Colors Racing, Llc)

Perplexity 107 

b m Colonel John - Shiny Sheet (Press Card)

D
7 8-8
Arnaldo BocachicaJeff Runco
Verdict

A select but intriguing starter optional claimer opens the card and the hat-trick seeking SIMPLYLUCKY edges the vote on her recent course triumphs. Bad Nana is very much a player at this level, though, and Perplexity won on her return from a lengthy absence here in March and is another to note.

00:31 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 24 Jun 2018

Race 2 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $9,135 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
52633-6
i
1
Red (Albert Smith)

That Tricky Lady 98 

dk m Hat Trick - Mystic Miracle (Dalakhani)

5 8-10
Kelvin Morales CruzWilliam Straughn
2
3-
i
2
Red and black triangular thirds, gold sleeves (Germania Farms, Inc)

Zumba Queen 288 

ch f Gio Ponti - Thegalthatwasaboy (Tiznow)

BF
3 8-6
Arnaldo BocachicaJeff Runco
3
546-6
i
3
White and blue stripes, blue stars on sleeves (Thomas Denham)

Fifth Avenue Girl 7 

b f Awesome Again - Indy verse (A.P. Indy)

4 8-12
Reshawn LatchmanMiles Heinen
4
0-
i
4
Purple, white sleeves, purple cap (Minshall Farms And Smith, Murray Graham)

Bear Squared 371 

ch f Bear's Kid - Bear It's Time (Philanthropist)

3 8-6
Jose MontanoTimothy Grams
5
433463
i
5
Maroon, grey sash, grey band on sleeves (Twenty Twenty Stable)

Truely Suite 14 

ch f Drosselmeyer - Mysterious Truth (Proudest Romeo)

4 8-12
Fredy PeltrocheTimothy Shanley
6
854456
i
6
Hunter green, white diamond frame, white diamonds on sleeves (Christopher Keller)

El Bestia 36 

dk f El Padrino - Stuttgart (Cherokee Run)

3 8-6
Maximo ChiloChristopher Keller
7
7
i
7
Orange, black sash, black bars on sleeves (Tigertail Ranch)

Kelly's Ford 85 

dk f Lone Star Special - Stolen Gem (Exploit)

3 8-4 (ow2)
Gerald AlmodovarJoan Reynolds
8
5247
i
8
Yellow, yellow cap (Amanda Plata)

Toto's Darling 7 

b f Despite The Odds - Offtoseethewizard (Lion Heart)

3 8-4 (ow2)
Ramon MaldonadoJody Caison
9
66542-2
i
9
Red, white hoops, red cap (Charles Conaway, Jr)

Zenarina 157 

ch f Redeemed - Gamble's Answer (Prospectors Gamble)

4 8-12
Victor RodriguezJr Charles Conaway,
Verdict

ZUMBA QUEEN made an encouraging start to her career when finishing third here last September and, although the absence is a concern, she was fancied on debut and is entitled to have come on plenty. Zenarina's recent form reads well and she joins Truely Suite on the shortlist.

00:57 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 24 Jun 2018

Race 3 - Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $18,270 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

7f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
137-244
i
1
White, white cap (Mark Russell)

Charitable Annuity 21 

b g Charitable Man - Early Annuity (Luftikus)

D
Non Runner
2
211-121
i
2
Blue, green diamond, green blocks on sleeves (Coleswood Farm, Inc)

North Atlantic 21 

b g Ghostzapper - Capricha (Pleasant Colony)

D
5 8-12
Arnaldo BocachicaJeff Runco
3
527411-
i
3
Blue, lime diamond, lime diamonds on sleeves (Randall Conrad)

Groomed To Rock 252 

ch f Rock Hound - Chelsea Groomstick (Groomstick)

D
Non Runner
4
03-7484
i
4
Yellow, Red Diamonds (Gary Hemp)

Royal Blue 21 

dk g Windsor Castle - Prize Secret (Corridor Key)

D
5 8-8
Guillermo RodriguezMike Butts
5
51-2174
i
5
Blue, white ball (Merrell, Connie And Bradley)

New Windsor 35 

b g Windsor Castle - Officer Cat (Officer)

D
5 8-8
Wesley HoLewis Craig
6
33-1112
i
6
Green, dark green braces, dark green shamrock, green bars on dark green sleeves (Gary Williams, Jr)

Follow The Notion 35 

b g Great Notion - Follow The Queen (Not For Love)

D BF
7 8-10
Jose MontanoJr Gary Williams,
7
6-42321
i
7
White, red diamond, black and red blocks on sleeves (Leslie Condon)

Onthestraitanarrow 16 

dk g Smarty Jones - On the Rail (Montbrook)

D
5 8-12
Victor RodriguezLeslie Condon
Verdict

The prolific FOLLOW THE NOTION got the better of the reopposing North Atlantic (second) when scoring in a $75k stakes race here in April and that is probably the piece of form to concentrate on. Groomed To Rock should also go well if ready to roll following an absence.

01:25 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 24 Jun 2018

Race 4 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

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

4

4f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
542222
i
1
Gold, Brown Braces, 'M' And Stripes On Sleeves (John McKee)

Strollanothertime 23 

dk g Stroll - Someothertime (Bernstein)

BF
3 8-4 (ow2)
Gerald AlmodovarJohn McKee
2
7-
i
2
Gold, black star, gold dots on black sleeves (Armand Sider)

Heisayankee 205 

b g Yankee Gentleman - Belleacton (Bertrando)

4 8-12
Kim CecilStacey Viands
3
365437
i
3
White, red diamond belt (Donald Haynes)

Black Jack Don 43 

dk g Get Stormy - Crimson Corredor (El Corredor)

3 8-6
Ramon MaldonadoAlex Correa
4
882434
i
4
Blue, yellow cross sashes and sleeves (Ricardo Santana)

The Last Nickle 23 

ch g Discreetly Mine - Nickle A Kiss (Marlin)

5 8-12
Fredy PeltrocheJavier Contreras
5
96678-
i
5
Blue and red halves, red and blue stars on silver belt, red and blue stars on silver sleeves (Jose Corrales)

Hollywood Preachin 316 

dk f Ice Box - All Hollywood (War Chant)

Non Runner
6
86/85
i
6
Orange, white sleeves, orange hoops and cap (Susan Moyer)

Mr. Chester 23 

ch g Textbook - Das Prospect (Rinka Das)

7 8-12
Jerry VillegasJ Martinez
7
8-
i
7
Green, yellow cross sashes (Smith, Valrie G And Morgan, Athol W)

Eighty Bucks 301 

ch g M Eighty - Fran's Secretary (Clever Secret)

3 8-6
Alcibiades CortezValrie Smith
8
88
i
8
Green, yellow cross sashes, black sleeves (Athol Morgan)

L'overture 50 

b c Petionville - Ms. Riskay (General Royal)

3 8-6
Luis BatistaValrie Smith
Verdict

STROLLANOTHERTIME is somewhat frustrating given he's finished second on each of his last four starts, but he is going to win one of these soon and is given another chance. The Last Nickle heads the list of dangers from Black Jack Don.

01:55 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 24 Jun 2018

Race 5 - Claiming (3YO plus)

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

5

4f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
7-54376
i
1
Dark green, white chevron, white stripe on sleeves (Richard Harris, Jr)

Bop Along 36 

ch m Bop - The Basket Weaver (Ride the Storm)

D
8 8-8
Kim CecilMichael Atkins
2
642512
i
2
Orange, blue horse (Myers, Larry And Corder, William S)

Take Patterns 16 

dk m Yes It's True - Star of Taurus (Aldebaran)

D
5 8-10
Victor RodriguezLarry Myers
3
7-15643
i
3
Red, white hoops, red and white quartered cap (A & B Racing Stable Llc)

Dimitri's Romance 16 

ch f Windsor Castle - August Romance (Dance Master)

D
4 8-10
Carlos MarreroWade Sanderson
4
4-43324
i
4
Black, red lightning bolt (William Smith Jr)

Allen's Song 43 

b m Windsor Castle - Woodsong (El Prado)

D BF
5 8-10
Wesley HoRhea Pennella
5
76-7465
i
5
Royal blue, lime green diamonds, lime sleeves (Zanella, Mike And Reed, Charles)

Hunka Bunka Brown 9 

dk f Big Brown - Lori Z's Punch (Two Punch)

D
3 8-4 (ow2)
Gerald AlmodovarJoan Reynolds
6
45577-0
i
6
Teal, pink sleeves (Christine White)

Just A Real Cat 16 

gr/ m Fiber Sonde - Be Fuhr Real (Langfuhr)

D
6 8-10
J AcostaChristine White
7
623421
i
7
White (Terry Hutto)

Holy Chrome 16 

ch m Garnered - Paulabelle (Eskimo)

D
5 8-10
Carlos DelgadoMarion Cuttino
8
675154
i
8
Blue, Stars On Back (Antonio DiCarlo)

Star Stella 16 

b m Stephen Got Even - Kristina Stella (Grand Slam)

D
Non Runner
9
6-86314
i
9
Yellow, yellow cap (Amanda Plata)

Despite The Wizard 23 

gr/ f Despite The Odds - Offtoseethewizard (Lion Heart)

D
4 8-8
Adrian FloresJody Caison
10
0/2214-6
i
10
Green, pink cross sashes (Gordonsdale Farm)

Super Dawn 16 

b m Deputy Storm - Kinita (Northern Baby)

D
5 8-10
Guillermo RodriguezChristopher Kolb
11
6-66532
i
11
Royal blue, royal blue chevrons on aqua sleeves (Emcee Stable Llc)

Troublesome 26 

b f Into Mischief - Apple Pie Baby (Not For Love)

BF
Non Runner
Verdict

TAKE PATTERNS is holding her form well at present, a winner here two stars back and runner-up last time out, and Larry Myers' mare gets the nod ahead of Despite The Wizard and Dimitri's Romance.

02:22 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 24 Jun 2018

Race 6 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $9,765 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

7f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
5-86453
i
1
Blue and gold quarters, blue sleeves (O'Sullivan Farms LLC)

Jefferson Bop 36 

b m Bop - Dixie Giggle (Distorted Humor)

D BF
5 8-8
Luis BatistaJames Locklear
2
647914
i
2
White, blue yoke, red stars on sleeves (Ftf Racing Llc)

She Runs Hot 14 

dk f Lion Hearted - Channing (Chapel Royal)

D
3 8-6
Maximo ChiloAlfred Scott
3
2-24524
i
3
Turquoise and yellow diagonal quarters (Karen Alcalde)

Annies Alliance 21 

ch f Line Of David - Canadian Alliance (Private Terms)

D
4 8-10
Arnaldo BocachicaJeff Runco
4
614317
i
4
Gold, Brown Braces, 'M' And Stripes On Sleeves (John McKee)

I Am Furh Real 21 

gr/ f Fiber Sonde - Be Fuhr Real (Langfuhr)

D
3 8-6
Christian HiraldoJohn McKee
5
223253
i
5
Red, white hoops, red and white quartered cap (A & B Racing Stable Llc)

Seeking Sera 9 

ch f Stephen Got Even - Serafina Pekkala (Seeking The Gold)

D
4 8-8
Wesley HoWade Sanderson
6
632214
i
6
Blue, black star, silver spots on sleeves (John Casey)

Hatta Double 15 

ch f Denis of Cork - Shortnin Bread (Windsor Castle)

D
3 8-6
Gerald AlmodovarJohn Casey
7
2354-48
i
7
Light blue, cerise sash, cerise bars on sleeves (Dennis Finger)

Gallant Calling 21 

dk f Overdriven - Miss Felicia (Family Calling)

D
4 8-10
Oscar FloresTimothy Grams
8
5-62213
i
8
Yellow, Red Diamonds (Gary Hemp)

Calcutta 36 

b f Charitable Man - Up Close (Windsor Castle)

D
4 8-10
Antonio LopezMike Butts
Verdict

ANNIES ALLIANCE rarely runs badly and this consistent, dual course scorer gets the vote. I Am Furh Real is a player on her success here two starts back and Calcutta must also be considered.

02:49 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 24 Jun 2018

Race 7 - Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $15,435 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

4f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
315-14
i
1
Hunter green, black circled black 'mo', black sleeves (Cynthia Boys)

Lady's Cork 21 

b f Charitable Man - Windsor's Lady (Windsor Castle)

D
3 8-4 (ow2)
Ramon MaldonadoCynthia Boys
2
12552-2
i
2
Gold, Brown Braces, 'M' And Stripes On Sleeves (John McKee)

Aye Fancey 21 

ch f Fiber Sonde - Aye Jacoby (Aye's Turn)

D
4 8-8
Christian HiraldoJohn McKee
3
312331
i
3
Red, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves (Diamond Oak Stable And Tec Racing (elliott S Logan))

Miss Blue Dot 22 

b f Our Entourage - Technology's Girl (Technology)

D
3 8-8
Arnaldo BocachicaKevin Patterson
4
332317-
i
4
Silver and White Quartered (Larry Curtis)

Notenoughrain 266 

gr/ f Deputy Storm - Smart Silver (Two Smart)

D
4 8-8
Jose MontanoLarry Curtis
5
611
i
5
Red, white diamond (Sterbenz Racing Llc And Abbott, Iii, Francis)

Mountaineer Cat 44 

gr/ f Even The Score - Boston Cat (High Yield)

D
3 8-4
Antonio LopezJavier Contreras
6
65411-6
i
6
Black (Thomas Rooney)

Chobee Girl 21 

b m Great Notion - Twointhelowglow (Not For Love)

5 8-8
Angel CruzTimothy Keefe
7
4164-32
i
7
White, black lightning bolt (John Dillow)

House Of Love 80 

ch f Limehouse - Ready To Love (Not For Love)

D
4 8-8
Victor RodriguezJohn Dillow
Verdict

HOUSE OF LOVE has been knocking hard on the door in similar company this year and could be let in here, possibly at the main expense of the progressive Mountaineer Cat and Miss Blue Dot.

03:19 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 24 Jun 2018

Race 8 - Claiming (3YO plus)

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

8

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
4-24521
i
1
Light blue, cerise dots (Taylor Mountain Farm LLC)

Charitable Angel 23 

b f Charitable Man - Jens Angel (Tale Of The Cat)

D
3 8-8
Christian HiraldoJames Casey
2
731587
i
2
Royal blue, white diamond belt, white diamonds on sleeves (Michael Neafus)

Hope's Cork 16 

dk f Denis of Cork - Reata's Hope (Yes It's True)

D
Non Runner
3
62323-1
i
3
Blue, White Cross Sashes (Javier Contreras)

Jazzie Jo 21 

dk f Charitable Man - Timeless Tango (Gilded Time)

D
4 8-12
Jose MontanoJavier Contreras
4
56458-8
i
4
Blue (Bariain, Juan Jose And Arrate, Yesica)

Leonia 16 

ch m Bias - Lads Starlit (Lad)

D
Non Runner
5
100-460
i
5
Aqua, black circled black 'c' (Gary Carter)

Insidious Cat 16 

b f Bluegrass Cat - Insidious Lass (Ball's Bluff)

D
4 8-8
Carlos DelgadoLyn Venham
6
831444
i
6
Dark blue, pink panel, pink sleeves (E Lowry)

Allegheny Macgraw 16 

gr/ f General Quarters - Allegheny Red (Roanoke)

3 8-4
Javier RiveraIII Ollie Figgins,
7
5-23107
i
7
Red, white yoke, white sleeves (Franchely Marrero)

Thesleepybeauty 35 

ch m Denis of Cork - Empress Lucilla (Roman Ruler)

D
5 8-8
Fredy PeltrocheEdward Schottroffe
8
1377-33
i
8
Burgundy, Black Ball, Black Sleeves, Burgundy Cap (Law Legacy Stables LLC)

Nightclubber 35 

b f Trappe Shot - Lan Kwai Fong (Bluebird)

D
4 8-8
Adrian FloresRonney Brown
9
52158-7
i
9
Black, white heart, white sleeves (Keturah Obed-Letts)

Fired Up Chic 23 

dk f Friesan Fire - Tres Chic (Harlan's Holiday)

D
4 8-8
Carlos MarreroKeturah Letts
10
16-6895
i
10
White, blue sleeves (Golden R Farm)

Where's Mary 35 

dk f Bittel Road - Dahling Jill (Scott's Scoundrel)

4 8-8
Luis RodriguezRobert Coram
11
235546
i
11
Green, yellow diamond, yellow bars on sleeves (Lewis Craig, Jr)

Lady's Lady 15 

dk f The Lady's Groom - Lady Cecca (Wheelaway)

D BF
3 8-6
Luis BatistaLewis Craig
12
1
i
12
Lime, black diamond frame, black armlets on sleeves (Schiano Racing Inc)

My Lido Lady 14 

b f Sidney's Candy - Lido lady (Lido Palace)

Non Runner
Verdict

CHARITABLE ANGEL got off the mark courtesy of a determined course success last month and, after just the seven starts, there should be more to come. She gets the verdict, but keep an eye on the likes of Jazzie Jo and Allegheny Macgraw.