00:00 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 9 Dec 2017

Race 1 - Claiming (3YO plus)

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

1

1m 1f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In - Result Stands
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
511153
i
1
White, black vertical stripes (Harold Fullerton)

Ischia 34 

b f Windsor Castle - Team Webster (Alydeed)

4 8-8
J AcostaMarion Cuttino
2
655225
i
2
Orange , black checks , orange sleeves with black cuffs (Cecil Clugston)

Already Bettye 34 

b m Greeley's Conquest - Thornhill (Good and Tough)

D
5 8-8
Christian HiraldoJames Starkey
3
466256
i
3
Red, white sleeves (Adam Ingram)

Me Too 12 

dk m Monba - A Girl Needs Cash (Housebuster)

5 8-8
Luis RodriguezAdam Ingram
4
414261
i
4
Navy, yellow circled yellow 'd' (Dimitri Racing Stable, Inc)

Z Nation 42 

dk f Cal Nation - Minnesota Mafia (Yonaguska)

D
3 8-8
Arnaldo BocachicaSandra Dono
5
115531
i
5
Yellow, black hoops (Michelle Helms)

Her Case Of Gold 18 

b f Brahms - Gold Case Motel (Gold Case)

D
3 8-8
Wesley HoEddie Clouston
6
563314
i
6
Light blue, white star (Jones, John H And Jones, Anita M)

Kilt Chaser 50 

b f Frozen Chosin - Super Skirt (Proud Truth)

D
4 8-10
Carlos MarreroRhea Pennella
7
311569
i
7
Royal blue, red sash (Vermont Farm)

Wild Affair 15 

gr/ f Up Periscope - Vermont Gilan (Black Tie Affair)

D
4 8-8
Jose MontanoMichael Weeks
8
186135
i
8
Red, white sleeves (Adam Ingram)

Red N' Nasty 26 

ch f Bold n' Flashy - Curve of the Moon (Whiskey Wisdom)

D
4 8-8
Guillermo RodriguezAdam Ingram
Verdict

Already Bettye looks a vulnerable favourite on the basis of her last run and her main market rival HER CASE OF GOLD comes here off the back of a solid success. Ischia completes the shortlist.

00:31 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 9 Dec 2017

Race 2 - Maiden Special Weight (2YO only)

Winner $14,489 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

4f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
86989
i
1
Yellow, black stripes (W Nicks)

The Brick 23 

dk f Sangaree - Purishon (Purim)

Non Runner
2
i
2
Black, yellow ball, black bars on yellow sleeves, black cap (S E A Industries Llc)

Katjenn You 

b f E Dubai - Becky B (Leroidesanimaux)

2 8-10
Jerry VillegasJavier Contreras
3
570988
i
3
Black, black cap (Gregory Viands)

Port Of Indy 36 

b f Congrats - Royale Harbor (Rockport Harbor)

2 8-10
Luis BatistaGregory Viands
4
i
4
White, red dots (Enrique Sanchez)

Play That Tone 

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

2 8-10
Wladimir RochaJ Huffman
5
i
5
Hunter green, white diamond frame, white diamonds on sleeves (Christopher Keller)

El Bestia 

dk f El Padrino - Stuttgart (Cherokee Run)

2 8-10
Darius ThorpeChristopher Keller
6
622223
i
6
Royal Blue, Red Chevrons, Red Chevrons (James Acquilano)

Taynted Lover 17 

b f Paynter - Lady Pecan (Concerto)

BF
2 8-10
Guillermo RodriguezJames Acquilano
7
68355
i
7
Green, Pink Ball, Pink Sleeves, Green Cap (Andrew Eisenberg)

Idaside 15 

ch f Posse - Mt. Ida (Ide)

2 8-10
Christian HiraldoKevin Boniface
8
2
i
8
Gold, Brown Braces, 'M' And Stripes On Sleeves (John McKee)

Aussie Gold 15 

dk f Lonhro - Kahraba (Unbridled's Song)

2 8-10
Gerald AlmodovarJohn McKee
Verdict

Taynted Lover has a poor effort to overcome but she is usually a consistent performer without getting her head in front. Newcomer Katjenn You has shown some promise in her homework but the vote goes to AUSSIE GOLD after a promising effort on debut when finishing second.

00:57 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 9 Dec 2017

Race 3 - Optional Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $11,024 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

7f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
213116
i
1
Orange, yellow rising sun, yellow sleeves, orange cap (Angela Coombs)

My Adeline 17 

b f Girolamo - Hot Spell (Salt Lake)

D
4 8-10
Gerald AlmodovarJohn Carlisle
2
153114
i
2
Lime, black cross sashes (Brad Auger)

Texas Alley Kat 20 

gr/ f Texas Wildcatter - Classic Alley Kat (Katahaula County)

D
4 8-8
Christian HiraldoGreg Tracy
3
511784
i
3
Orange, black sash, black bars on sleeves (Tigertail Ranch)

Empress Suiko 34 

dk f Fusaichi Pegasus - Queen Nefertiti (Salt Lake)

D
4 8-8
J AcostaJoan Reynolds
4
162423
i
4
White, Green armlets, White Cap (Joseph Besecker)

Stormy's Honor 28 

b m Congrats - Stormy's Smile (Stormy Atlantic)

D
5 8-8
Arnaldo BocachicaTimothy Kreiser
5
113523
i
5
Red (Shaw Farms)

Foolish Flower 36 

ch m Flower Alley - Foolish Pass (Confide)

D
5 8-8
Luis RodriguezJeff Runco
6
485521
i
6
Purple, red ball, white chevrons on sleeves, purple cap (R And K Racing)

Camille's Comet 21 

ch f Bustin Stones - Golden Cove (Graeme Hall)

D
4 8-8
Ramon MaldonadoRobert Cipriano
7
432174
i
7
Orange, black star (Michael Neafus)

She's Going Strong 36 

ch f Silver Mountain - Cherie (Afleet)

D
4 8-8
Wesley HoMark Shanley
8
544511
i
8
Black (James Davis)

Majestic Rosebud 23 

ch f Majestic Warrior - St. Rose (Lion Heart)

D
4 8-8
Carlos CastroFlint Stites
Verdict

Stormy's Honor has been running well of late but would need to raise her form stepping up in grade. Texas Alley Cat had excuses on her recent outing at this level when stumbling at the start but the class dropping MY ADELINE looks the one to beat after a blip last time.

01:21 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 9 Dec 2017

Race 4 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO plus)

Winner $14,489 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

4f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
7
i
1
Pink, black bars on sleeves, pink cap (Shawyer, James And Ricky)

Country Sonde 42 

ch g Fiber Sonde - Trucksters Dance (Dance With Ravens)

3 8-10
Luis BatistaJames Shawyer
2
6-89443
i
2
Red, black sash, black diamonds on sleeves (Warm Springs Racing)

Truffles And Gold 21 

dk g Windsor Castle - Saison D'or (Tour D'Or)

3 8-10
Gerald AlmodovarAnthony Lucas
3
569422
i
3
RED, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves (Diamond Oak Stable)

Gone Global 21 

dk g Global Force - Monster Image (Meadow Monster)

BF
4 8-12
Wesley HoKevin Patterson
4
670434
i
4
FOREST GREEN,, Blue Cross Sashes (Matthew Downs)

Crossing The Blues 21 

b g Hunt Crossing - Case Of The Blues (In Case)

4 8-12
Luis RodriguezLeonard Downs
5
554-332
i
5
Gold, Brown Braces, 'M' And Stripes On Sleeves (John McKee)

Who's My Boss 35 

gr/ g Fiber Sonde - Brathwaite's Gap (Arch)

3 8-10
Wilfredo SantiagoJohn McKee
6
426
i
6
Light blue, dark blue sleeves (Vicki Stehr)

Handsome Hunt 42 

dk g Hunt Crossing - Endless Horizon (Western Cat)

3 8-10
Wladimir RochaJoseph Stehr
7
2
i
7
Green, purple dots (Lela Hanagan)

Court Date 147 

gr/ g Fiber Sonde - Sensationalism (Tiger Ridge)

3 8-10
Arnaldo BocachicaLela Hanagan
8
2626
i
8
Blue, green diamond, green diamonds on sleeves (Golightly Bottom Farm Llc)

Fear The Lati 21 

dk g Fear the Cape - Malati (Forestry)

3 8-10
Jerry VillegasEdward Keenan
Verdict

COURT DATE was a big eyecatcher when a good second on debut and is fully expected to go one better here. Who's My Boss and Gone Global look best of the remainder.

01:56 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 9 Dec 2017

Race 5 - Claiming (3YO plus)

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

5

7f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
4-05513
i
1
Red, white sleeves (Casey Lowery)

Eyes On Fire 62 

gr/ m Mancini - El Swava (El Prado)

D
5 8-8
Jerry VillegasJames Locklear
2
551463
i
2
Orange , black checks , orange sleeves with black cuffs (Cecil Clugston)

Greely's Striker 28 

ch m Greeley's Conquest - Golden Striker (Langfuhr)

D
5 8-8
Gerald AlmodovarJames Starkey
3
2-51648
i
3
Yellow, Yellow Cap (Paul Girdner)

Winning Edge 48 

b f Second in Command - River's Reach (Wild Wonder)

D
4 8-10
Christian HiraldoGreg Tracy
4
536372
i
4
White (Terry Hutto)

Color Me Sexy 34 

dk f Misremembered - Silvercity Lady (Silver Charm)

D BF
4 8-8
J AcostaMarion Cuttino
5
531416
i
5
Blue & red halves, white horseshoe, blue cap (Ray Pennington, Iii)

Not A Secret 20 

b f Orientate - Leed Me Home (Secret Hello)

D
4 8-10
Jose MontanoIII Ollie Figgins,
6
166631
i
6
Light blue, maroon hearts, yellow sash (Michael Miller)

Y'er Wan 77 

b f Fairbanks - Kissemilie (Broken Vow)

4 8-10
Oscar FloresDavid Walters
7
486574
i
7
Orange, black circle (Brandy Jones)

Amour's Charm 34 

dk f Magna Graduate - Royal Amour (Constant Demand)

4 8-8
Carlos CastroMichael Jr Jones
8
367458
i
8
Red, black hoops (Just In Time Racing Llc)

Shopaholic 50 

ch m Sharp Humor - Yes Beth (Deputy Commander)

Non Runner
9
784368
i
9
Yellow, orange star, orange stars on sleeves (Renee Curry)

Work Wife 90 

ch f Philanthropist - Cascina (Dixie Union)

D
4 8-8
Javier RiveraLenworth Kirlew
Verdict

NOT A SECRET struggled when stepped up in class last time but returns to a level she won at two outings ago. The main threats appear to be Winning Edge and Greely's Striker.

02:22 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 9 Dec 2017

Race 6 - Maiden Claiming (2YO only)

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

6

7f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
654
i
1
Red, black blocks (Ernest Haynes)

Redmark 21 

b g Our Entourage - Swiss Force (Lord Carson)

BF
2 8-10
Victor RodriguezErnest Haynes
2
675
i
2
LIGHT BLUE, Cerise Dots (Taylor Mountain Farm LLC)

Our Charitable 21 

b g Charitable Man - Our Princess (Lido Palace)

2 8-8
Luis BatistaJames Casey
3
8665
i
3
Red, black blocks (Ernest Haynes)

Great Road 22 

dk g Three Chopt Road - Goodness Greatness (Albert The Great)

2 8-10
Xavier PerezErnest Haynes
4
75564
i
4
Yellow, blue sleeves, yellow stripes (Papillon Racing Stable)

Sterling Caesar 13 

b g Gandhi - Adimaride (Carnivalay)

2 8-10
Oscar FloresHubert Gaffney
5
7
i
5
Burgundy, Silver Yoke & 'B', Burgundy Band On Silver Sleeves, Burgundy Cap (Herman Braude)

Cousin Mo 21 

gr/ g Giacomo - Just Sioux Me (Indian Charlie)

2 8-8
J AcostaRonney Brown
6
6
i
6
White, black diamonds (Willowdale Farms, Ltd)

Royal Flavor 21 

dk g E Dubai - Ann's Mink (Fantasticat)

Non Runner
7
7072
i
7
Blue, black star, silver spots on sleeves (John Casey)

Dancing Denis 21 

dk g Denis of Cork - Dance for Pleasure (Dance With Ravens)

2 8-10
Gerald AlmodovarJohn Casey
8
808334
i
8
Gold, Brown Braces, 'M' And Stripes On Sleeves (John McKee)

Sir Longwood 22 

gr/ g Fiber Sonde - Longwood Lady (Is It True)

2 8-10
Fredy PeltrocheJohn McKee
9
7
i
9
Blue, white diamond (Welsh, John L And Collins, Tim)

Leesgonetoheaven 43 

b c Pleasantly Perfect - Heavenly Angel (El Prado)

Withdrawn
10
976
i
10
Black and white checked (Shuler Stables Llc)

John Dothen 22 

dk g Windsor Castle - Megan's Mission (Kokand)

2 8-10
Wesley HoMarion Cuttino
11
788
i
11
Blue, black star, silver spots on sleeves (John Casey)

Access To Denis 22 

b g Denis of Cork - Vow To Access (Broken Vow)

Non Runner
Verdict

This doesn't look the strongest race on paper so preference is for SIR LONGWOOD as his form is marginally the strongest in the race. Great Road is one to consider along with Dancing Denis.

02:50 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 9 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
0742-85
i
1
Maroon, grey sash, grey band on sleeves (Twenty Twenty Stable)

Best Country 41 

ch g Best Of The Bests - Concert Country (Concerto)

D
6 8-10
Fredy PeltrocheTimothy Shanley
2
424458
i
2
Blue, white circled white 'z', white diamonds on sleeves (Nick Zavolas)

Aim Straight 28 

ch g Kodiak Kowboy - Two Hollys (Two Punch)

5 8-8
Gerald AlmodovarJohn Carlisle
3
114325
i
3
White, purple blocks (M And J Racing Llc)

Corky Lemon 20 

ch g Denis of Cork - Lemon Drop Chick (Lemon Drop Kid)

D
3 8-8
Wesley HoJoan Reynolds
4
418-469
i
4
Yellow, black seams, yellow cap (Kazdan Racing Stables)

Elcinico 21 

b g Cowtown Cat - Bridge To Gold (Malabar Gold)

D
5 8-8
Gustavo LarrosaHubert Gaffney
5
413362
i
5
Blue, red cuffs and collar (Paisano Racing Stables)

Ebony Warrior 21 

dk g Majestic Warrior - Ebony Breeze (Belong To Me)

D
4 8-10
Christian HiraldoGreg Tracy
6
623658
i
6
Blue, white sleeves (Mark Shanley)

Ready To Serve 41 

ch g More Than Ready - Crystal River (Black Tie Affair)

D
5 8-8
Ramon MaldonadoMark Shanley
7
5-54779
i
7
Burgundy, yellow panel, burgundy bars on sleeves (Horseshoe Hill Realty LLC)

Full Quest 41 

ch g Greeley's Conquest - Full Circle (Louis Quatorze)

3 8-8 b1
Oscar FloresStephanie Nixon
8
157859
i
8
Purple, black blocks (Mark Racanelli)

Three Beans 8 

b g Bullsbay - Sarah Beaner (Waquoit)

3 8-6 (ow2)
Carlos MarreroMark Racanelli
9
357269
i
9
Orange, white diamonds (Scott Lane)

Buon Gusto 70 

ch g Lookin At Lucky - Granuaile (Regal Classic)

4 8-8 (ow1)
Martin MetcalfScott Lane
10
621136
i
10
Tan, black horses head, brown sleeves, tan cap (Exacta B S Llc)

Letcher 20 

b g Great Notion - Without (Unbridled)

D
4 8-10
Victor RodriguezKristy Gazzier
11
238644
i
11
Blue and red halves, red and blue stars on silver belt, red and blue stars on silver sleeves (Jose Corrales)

Stilburnin 15 

gr/ g Mizzen Mast - Kristy Lynn (Bwana Charlie)

Non Runner
Verdict

The connections of LETCHER look to have found the perfect opportunity to get him back in the winner's enclosure as he takes a slight drop in class. Corky Lemon rates as the main danger, while Ebony Warrior and Aim Straight look best of the rest.

03:20 Charles Town (USA) (Dirt) 9 Dec 2017

Race 8 - Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $15,435 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

7f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
153354
i
1
Silver, silver sleeves with black spots, silver cap (Black Oak Farm)

Miss Lucky 9 

dk m Kafwain - Miss Guts (American Chance)

D
Non Runner
2
333311
i
2
White, red diamonds (Don Danard)

Extramarital 48 

gr/ f Texas Wildcatter - Caged Mistress (Ministers Wild Cat)

D
3 8-6
Christian HiraldoGreg Tracy
3
423111
i
3
Yellow, black hoops (Michelle Helms)

Pledge Of Love 12 

b f Straight Talking - Betroth (Cherokee Run)

Withdrawn
4
141212
i
4
Teal, grey braces, teal dots on grey sleeves (Kieron Magee)

Love You Back 36 

dk f Put It Back - Love To (Friendly Lover)

D BF
4 8-8
Gerald AlmodovarKieron Magee
5
325122
i
5
Orange, blue dice, blue sleeves (Horseplay Racing)

Abracadabra 26 

ch m Speightstown - Wicked Charm (Ghostzapper)

D
5 8-8
Jan BatistaJoan Reynolds
6
3-1411
i
6
Blue and gold quarters (O'sullivan Partnership 1)

Prime Lime 22 

b f Limehouse - Klondike Kat (Tagish)

D
3 8-10
Arnaldo BocachicaJeff Runco
7
161856
i
7
White, green sash, green chevrons on sleeves (Smart Angle)

Simplylucky 66 

b f Street Boss - Cocktailsandreams (Lucky North)

D
3 8-6
Luis RodriguezJeff Runco
8
351264
i
8
Yellow, black stripes, yellow and black quartered cap (Patricia Harper)

Madeitouttaharlan 34 

b m Denis of Cork - Lighter Than Air (Clever Trick)

D BF
5 8-8
Guillermo RodriguezIII Ollie Figgins,
Verdict

PRIME LIME has won her last two starts and looks capable of better performances than she has already produced. Love You Back and Abracadabra both warrant plenty of respect.