00:00 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 8 Dec 2017

Race 1 - Claiming (3YO plus)

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

1

1m 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
65741
i
1

Lil Lulu 13 

dk g Reparations - Sweet Deal To Win (Impeachment)

3 8-6 (ow2)
Carlos MarreroTimothy Collins
2
245-854
i
2

Arrowbee 41 

gr/ g Arrow Express - Freedom Songbird (Flying Pidgeon)

5 8-8
Jerry VillegasFreddie Johnson
3
127531
i
3
Red and black triangular thirds, gold sleeves (Germania Farms, Inc)

Nite Blitzen 41 

gr/ g Gattopardo - Nite Rainbow (Evening Kris)

D
Non Runner
4
630698
i
4

Mighty Bop 7 

b g Bop - Gulch's Wish (Gulch)

5 8-8
Gerald AlmodovarJr William Aylor,
5
121230
i
5

Charitable Prince 33 

ch g Charitable Man - Our Princess (Lido Palace)

D
3 8-8
Darius ThorpePreston Herbst
6
673357
i
6

I Need You 7 

dk g Denis of Cork - Ginger Crumb (Hansel)

3 8-8
Guillermo RodriguezMichael Jr Jones
7
773496
i
7

Nik's Star Choice 41 

ch g Aldebaran - A Number One (Star Choice)

9 8-10
Fredy PeltrocheJames Smoot
8
244215
i
8

Bull Bailey 18 

b g Holy Bull - D J Bailey (Gunnerside)

D
5 8-8
Jose MontanoAdam Ingram
Verdict

NITE BLITZEN (first) cosily got the better of Bull Bailey (second) the last time these two opposed and the form can be confirmed here. Charitable Prince could prove best of the remainder.

00:29 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 8 Dec 2017

Race 2 - Maiden Claiming (2YO only)

Winner $9,135 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
5426
i
1

Daddys Mountain 22 

b f The Daddy - In The Poconos (Silver Deputy)

2 8-8
Carlos CastroTimothy Collins
2
765
i
2

Valentines Diamond 20 

ch f Tale of Ekati - Sovereignoftheseas (Boston Harbor)

2 8-8
J AcostaManolo Mangual
3
4354
i
3

Boston Trick 14 

ch f Songandaprayer - Distinct Beauty (Phone Trick)

2 8-10
Christian HiraldoJohn Carlisle
4
i
4
White, red dots (Enrique Sanchez)

Play That Tone 

dk f Wrote - Ben's Tune (Concorde's Tune)

Non Runner
5
733752
i
5

Drybrook Partytime 15 

b f Desert Party - Laughingly (Giant's Causeway)

2 8-8
Wesley HoEddie Clouston
6
7
i
6

Thirteen Stars 14 

b f Superfly - Hardly Holly (Harlan's Holiday)

2 8-10
Guillermo RodriguezJeffrey Allen
7
24735
i
7

Caladonia 19 

dk f Cal Nation - Girl in the Curl (In Excess)

BF
2 8-8
Jose MontanoHugh McMahon
8
8
i
8
White (Luis Gonzalez)

Sweet Actor 14 

b f Big Drama - Somebody Nice (Alphabet Soup)

Withdrawn
9
6643
i
9

Dream More 20 

dk f Majestic Warrior - Caminadora (More Than Ready)

2 8-10
Fredy PeltrocheJohn McKee
10
732
i
10

Earned The Shot 20 

ch f Eye Of The Leopard - Sitara (Point Given)

2 8-10
Gustavo LarrosaHubert Gaffney
Verdict

BOSTON TRICK has some solid form in the book and is expected to have too much for Caladonia and Dream More.

00:57 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 8 Dec 2017

Race 3 - Claiming (3YO plus)

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

3

1m 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
751454
i
1

Jazzy's Quattro 20 

gr/ g Louis Quatorze - Diamonds Specs (Diamond)

D
6 8-8
Arnaldo BocachicaRonney Brown
2
157124
i
2

Regal Warrior 76 

b g Louis Quatorze - Gallaslass (Gallapiat)

D
10 8-10
Jan BatistaRhea Pennella
3
153285
i
3

Joker Man 20 

dk g Grand Slam - Sky Heat (Sky Mesa)

5 8-8
Luis RodriguezAdam Ingram
4
975981
i
4

Majestic Cat 20 

dk g Fiber Sonde - Majesty (Langfuhr)

D
6 8-8
Kim CecilMaryann Iacone
5
554371
i
5

To The Stars 21 

b g Street Sense - Fly to the Stars (Giant's Causeway)

D
7 8-12
Gerald AlmodovarJorge Diaz
6
223155
i
6

Prospector Alley 20 

dk g Flower Alley - Sheila's Prospect (Not For Love)

D
6 8-10
Carlos CastroFlint Stites
7
412768
i
7

Andrew L 29 

b g Wheaton - Zuley (Roy)

D
10 8-10
Guillermo RodriguezMichael Jr Jones
8
108929
i
8

Whisper To Curlin 29 

b h Curlin - Whisperifyoudare (Red Ransom)

D
6 8-10
Fredy PeltrocheJr Ray Tracy,
Verdict

TO THE STARS was mightily impressive when a runaway leader last time out and is expected to continue his good form here. Jazzy's Quattro looks next best, just ahead of Whisper To Curlin.

01:24 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 8 Dec 2017

Race 4 - Claiming (3YO plus)

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

4

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
564511
i
1

Scatty's Girl 26 

b f Scat Daddy - Empress Of Dubai (E Dubai)

D
4 8-12
Wesley HoBruce Kravets
2
337554
i
2

Emblem's Purge 20 

b m Purge - Cedar Run's Emblem (Our Emblem)

D
7 8-8
Wladimir RochaLinda Dollinger-Stehr
3
164755
i
3

Gran Weekend 20 

b f Telling - Natural Glow (Siphon)

D
3 8-8
Darius ThorpeLaura Carson
4
350163
i
4

Honor And Blessing 18 

ch f To Honor And Serve - Daveron (Black Sam Bellamy)

D
3 8-8
Luis RodriguezWillie Kee
5
536463
i
5

Best Friends 8 

b m Bernstein - Sapphiresndiamonds (Mineshaft)

6 8-8
Fredy PeltrocheJuan Arriagada
6
156858
i
6

High End Gal 147 

dk f English Channel - High End (Langfuhr)

D
4 8-8
Carlos MarreroM Boggs
7
221226
i
7

Kantero Kat 20 

dk f Fiber Sonde - Edwina (Honour And Glory)

D
4 8-8
Gerald AlmodovarJohn McKee
8
352333
i
8

Anyladysinthehouse 20 

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

D
5 8-10
Ramon MaldonadoErnest Haynes
9
313831
i
9

Limited Edition 28 

dk m Lion Hearted - Holy Holiday (Holy Bull)

D
5 8-12
Jose MontanoJavier Contreras
10
784476
i
10

Don't Knock Katy 33 

b m Giacomo - Don't Knock Tap (Pleasant Tap)

D
6 8-8
Gustavo LarrosaHubert Gaffney
11
283437
i
11
Orange, blue dice, blue sleeves (Horseplay Racing)

Kadie'shorseplay 53 

b m Outflanker - La Tina (Labeeb)

Non Runner
12
945858
i
12
Blue, orange ball, blue bars, orange sleeves (Steven Veverka)

Kate's Carousel 23 

b m Tale of Ekati - Blue Ridge Miss (Pleasant Colony)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

LIMITED EDITION powered away in style here last time and shouldn't mind this slight drop in trip. Honor And Blessing and Kantero Kat are others to note.

01:51 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 8 Dec 2017

Race 5 - Claiming (3YO plus)

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

5

1m 1f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
216656
i
1

Surfing Up 21 

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

D
7 8-8
Jan BatistaJr William Aylor,
2
561143
i
2
Yellow, black hoops (Michelle Helms)

Revive And Resurge 25 

ch g Lookin At Lucky - Absolute Patience (Rakeen)

D
Non Runner
3
755-613
i
3
Navy blue, orange stripes, navy blue sleeves (Pathfinder Racing)

Great Plan 21 

b g Plan - Starship Angel (Running Stag)

D
Withdrawn
4
878939
i
4

Barley Twist 75 

b g Bernardini - Lakabi (Nureyev)

D
6 8-10
Carlos CastroMitchell Rappaport
5
143122
i
5

Nomorestorms 21 

dk g Ride the Storm - Three Peaks (Peaks and Valleys)

D BF
4 8-10
Luis RodriguezJeff Runco
6
763732
i
6

Wizardly 21 

b g Elusive Quality - Distinctively (Awesome Again)

D
6 8-8
Gustavo LarrosaHubert Gaffney
7
294505
i
7

Profit Machine 43 

ch g Stephen Got Even - Cedar Run's Emblem (Our Emblem)

5 8-10
Oscar FloresTimothy Grams
8
564363
i
8

Taylor's Cork 21 

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

D
4 8-8
Christian HiraldoSteven Romeka
9
367456
i
9
Yellow, black seams, yellow cap (Kazdan Racing Stables)

James Alex 21 

dk g Sahara Heat - Alex's Sister (Storm Creek)

D
Non Runner
10
346575
i
10

Midnight Blue 21 

dk g Midnight Lute - Imelda Blue (Regal Classic)

D
5 8-10
Carlos MarreroMike Butts
11
243321
i
11

Sundae Traffic 29 

dk g Quality Road - Sweet Nanette (You And I)

4 8-10
Gerald AlmodovarEddie Clouston
Verdict

NOMORESTORMS remains in good form and looked a winner in waiting when second here recently. Profit Machine has solid claims, while Revive And Resurge needs a market check on his stable bow for new connections.

02:18 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 8 Dec 2017

Race 6 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO plus)

Winner $14,489 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

4f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
54
i
1

Juna 21 

gr/ f Your Abc's - Princess Aditi (Way West)

3 8-10
Gustavo LarrosaJanice Groves
2
4633
i
2

Bosslady Maryann B 21 

dk m Windsor Castle - Powders Wish (Weshaam)

6 8-12
Fredy PeltrocheMaryann Iacone
3
i
3

Fibers And Roses 

gr/ f Fiber Sonde - Stormy Numbers (Polish Numbers)

3 8-10
Christian OlmoM Boggs
4
256
i
4

Furrfield Girl 56 

b f Forestry - Ptichka (Quiet American)

3 8-10
Arnaldo BocachicaSandra Dono
5
i
5

Luna Cresente 

dk f Charitable Man - Glittery Star (West Acre)

4 8-12
Darius ThorpeCrystal Pickett
6
5
i
6

Countess Of Coin 21 

b f Denis of Cork - Lucky Turk (Turkoman)

3 8-10
Wesley HoChristopher Keller
7
892
i
7

Land Castle 21 

b f Windsor Castle - Hot Honeymoon (Flame Thrower)

3 8-10
Carlos MarreroMike Butts
8
9907
i
8

Risksrhighpayislow 26 

dk f Garnered - Makin the Blues (Makin)

3 8-10
Victor RodriguezMichael Atkins
9
3
i
9

Our Ship Is In 26 

dk f Windsor Castle - California Classic (Bertrando)

3 8-10
Kim CecilTina Mawing
10
25
i
10

Printscess Hunt 26 

ch f Hunt Crossing - Printscess Poach (Prints Of Peace)

BF
3 8-10
J AcostaLela Hanagan
11
224
i
11
Purple, black blocks (Shirley Ewell)

Classy Lakefield 14 

ch f Classy E. T. - Miss Lakefield (Meadowlake)

Non Runner
12
i
12
Lime, purple star (James Long)

Blue Orchid Bay 

dk f Prospect Bay - Rosecat (Run Turn)

Non Runner
13
i
13
Maroon, grey sleeves (Frederick Clatterbuck)

Polished Sunday 

gr/ f Fiber Sonde - Polished nature (Valiant Nature)

Non Runner
Verdict

Those with experience don't exactly set a daunting standard and it could be worth chancing newcomer LUNA CRESENTE, who looks poised to run a big race on debut. Our Ship Is In and Fibers And Roses are other names to take seriously.

02:47 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 8 Dec 2017

Race 7 - Claiming (3YO plus)

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

7

7f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
136422
i
1

Big Branch 20 

b g Great Notion - Dyna Ruth (Dynaformer)

D
7 8-8
Ramon MaldonadoKevin Joy
2
749798
i
2

Dean Of Salsa 21 

dk g Two Step Salsa - Miss Aberdeen (Sword Dance)

D
4 8-8
Kim CecilKevin Boykins
3
112242
i
3

Moments Notiz 19 

b g Tiznow - A B C Amanda (Alphabet Soup)

D BF
9 8-10
Luis RodriguezJeff Runco
4
78-6999
i
4

Chattanoogan 28 

dk g Lone Star Special - Thistle Bear (Gators N Bears)

D
4 8-10 b1
Wesley HoJoan Reynolds
5
469254
i
5

Ride This Train 41 

b g Candy Ride - Smart N Classy (Smart Strike)

D
6 8-10
Grant WhitacreMiles Heinen
6
324444
i
6

Katman Quick 19 

b g Windsor Castle - Minifever (Stormin Fever)

D
5 8-8
Jose MontanoRonney Brown
7
866780
i
7

Candy For Sharon 26 

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

D
5 8-8
Wladimir RochaRicardo Rangel
8
364662
i
8

J W Racer 35 

gr/ g Exchange Rate - Golden Damsel (Gold Token)

D
4 8-8
Oscar FloresCrystal Pickett
9
546625
i
9

Wilko Rum 21 

ch g Wilko - Pleasant Smile (Pleasant Tap)

D
6 8-8
Christian OlmoM Boggs
10
234424
i
10

Cinderella'spalace 20 

b g Windsor Castle - Our Princess (Lido Palace)

D
7 8-10
Guillermo RodriguezMichael Jr Jones
11
264480
i
11
Teal, yellow sash, teal and yellow halved sleeves (Cristina Vena)

Tizracer 14 

dk g Tiznow - G City Gal (Elusive Quality)

D
Non Runner
12
66-6987
i
12
Maroon, white sash, maroon diamonds on white sleeves (Lewis Family Racing Stable)

Who Stole My Sock 40 

dk g Scipion - Tricky Luck (Norquestor)

D
Non Runner
13
331454
i
13
Black, white hoop, black cap (Stevark Stable, Inc)

George Jet 21 

dk h Rock Hampton - Aravalli (Desert Style)

D
Non Runner
14
154266
i
14
White, red ball, red bars on sleeves, white cap (Raul Arriagada)

Mountain Cry 7 

ch g Street Cry - Mountain Bird (Mt. Livermore)

Non Runner
Verdict

22-time winner MOMENTS NOTIZ knows how to win at this level and could have too much firepower for this opposition. Big Branch and Ride This Train can give the selection most to consider.

03:15 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 8 Dec 2017

Race 8 - Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $15,120 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

7f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
334324
i
1

Finley's Fortune 21 

ch f Smarty Jones - Lite Write (Benton Creek)

3 8-6
J AcostaRonney Brown
2
71476
i
2

Calcutta 21 

b f Charitable Man - Up Close (Windsor Castle)

3 8-6 (ow2)
Carlos MarreroMike Butts
3
237332
i
3

Inner Strength 41 

ch f Stephen Got Even - Alicia N. (Tactical Advantage)

D
3 8-6
Arnaldo BocachicaJeff Runco
4
6341
i
4

Lime Juice 14 

ch f Limehouse - Run Me Down (Opening Verse)

D
3 8-10
Christian HiraldoJr Gary Williams,
5
67163
i
5

Girlwthewrngtattoo 21 

gr/ f Fiber Sonde - Miss Morgana (Housebuster)

D
3 8-8
Jose MontanoIII Ollie Figgins,
6
775645
i
6

Leonia 19 

ch f Bias - Lads Starlit (Lad)

D
4 8-8
Christian OlmoGerasimos Moschonas
7
222232
i
7
LIGHT BLUE, Cerise Dots (Taylor Mountain Farm LLC)

Charitable Bound 21 

b f Charitable Man - Bound To (Boundary)

Non Runner
8
794745
i
8

One Day More 21 

ch f Luftikus - Truebuddy (Verification)

3 8-6
Angel CruzJulie Calvert
9
892966
i
9

My Girl Tricksy 146 

dk f Hat Trick - Stolen Heart (Ecton Park)

3 8-6
Ramon MaldonadoKevin Joy
10
81
i
10

Sailing Rock 98 

b f Rock Hound - I'm Sailing Bye (Will's Way)

D
3 8-6
Gustavo LarrosaStephen Reggetts
11
223195-
i
11

Some Say Love 400 

dk f Love of Money - Some Say (Chelsey Cat)

D
4 8-8
Jan BatistaLeslie Condon
12
51211
i
12
White, white cap (Monte Steele)

Brenda J 35 

b f Dance With Ravens - Grand Najmah (Grand Reward)

D
Non Runner
13
45-3215
i
13
Blue, green diamond, green blocks on sleeves (Coleswood Farm, Inc)

Severn Tide 41 

dk f Pure Prize - Heater (Dixieland Heat)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

This looks to be between INNER STRENGTH and Charitable Bound, with marginal preference for the former to put her slightly better recent form to good use and claim a long overdue win. Girlwthewrngtattoo can chase the pair home.

03:42 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 8 Dec 2017

Race 9 - Claiming (3YO plus)

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

9

4f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
31848
i
1

Harasan 33 

b g Flashstorm - Appella's Trip (Trippi)

3 8-8
Guillermo RodriguezScott Lane
2
375484
i
2

Gru 89 

b g El Corredor - Storm Spell (Unbridled's Song)

3 8-8
Fredy PeltrocheGreg Tracy
3
957521
i
3
Blue (Marcus Kocijan)

Templar's Cross 29 

ch g Hunt Crossing - Absolutelygorgeous (Bop)

Non Runner
4
341377
i
4

Sr. Borincano 26 

b g Haynesfield - Margeisforthebirds (Friends Lake)

3 8-6 (ow2)
Wilfredo SantiagoJennivieve Burton
5
566671
i
5

Time To Shine 40 

dk g In Summation - Money Peg (Fusaichi Pegasus)

D
3 8-6
J AcostaManolo Mangual
6
117-697
i
6

Bopalong Cassidy 19 

dk g Bop - Silver Concern (Concern)

D
6 8-8
Gerald AlmodovarJohn Carlisle
7
455248
i
7

Pinch This Too 19 

ch g Twin Bridges - The Right Pinch (Contare)

D
10 8-10
Gustavo LarrosaWilliam Lewis
8
422132
i
8

Right On The Money 19 

dk g Copelan Too - Go For Diamonds (Victorioso)

D
4 8-10
Christian HiraldoTimothy Grams
9
139636
i
9

Chubby Bub 35 

gr/ g Hey Chub - White Eye Julia I. (Tapit)

D
3 8-8
Carlos CastroJamie Collyer
10
174425
i
10

Believe The Heat 19 

dk g Latent Heat - Scythia (Believe The Queen)

D
6 8-8
Darius ThorpeChristopher Keller
11
576317
i
11

Coral Ridge 55 

ch g Frost Giant - Royal's Lass (Smarty Jones)

D
3 8-6
Kim CecilHubert Gaffney
12
728975
i
12
Lime, lime cap (Lenworth Kirlew)

One Move 35 

b h Zurvan - Persistent Destiny (Creative Act)

D
Non Runner
13
426361
i
13
Red, navy sleeves (Joel Duggan)

Second Time Around 21 

b g Second in Command - Coursing (Regal Intention)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

RIGHT ON THE MONEY was an unlucky second last time and has been found a nice opening to claim the win. Harasan needs a market check on stable bow, while Gru seldom runs badly in this grade.