Charles Town Picks for July 8, 2022 – Horse Racing Betting Tips

Charles Town Picks for July 8, 2022 – Horse Racing Betting Tips

Afternoon and evening racing under the lights highlights our horse racing picks on Friday. We begin the day in New York and then wrap the card up in West Virginia at Hollywood Casino in Charles Town. Belmont Park is where the biggest action is at this weekend.

Belmont Derby
We’ll be going over the Saturday card at Belmont Park, which includes the $1,000,000 Belmont Derby (Gr. 1). If you want Belmont picks for Friday, check it all out on the Belmont Park page.

Charles Town has eight races worth $173,000 on the card tonight. Head below for our best Charles Town picks on July 8, 2022.

Race 1

(1) Bull Meechum
+160 (8/5)
(2) Majestic Seas
+160 (8/5)
(3) Command the Cat
+350 (7/2)
(4) Freedom Is Ringing
+1200 (12/1)
(5) Grumpelstiltskin
+500 (5/1)
(6) Be Be Bop
+300 (3/1)
  • Post Time:7:00 p.m. EST
  • Distance:4 ½ Furlongs
  • Purse: $23,000

Charles Town gets going on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. EST. We open our Charles Town picks with Race 1. This should be a sprint between Be Be Bop and Bull Meechum.

It’s a short race covering 4 ½ furlongs on the dirt. Be Be Bop will have some ground to make up, but could impress at the wire.

Be Be Bop is 11 for 25 and 3rd, 1st, 4th in his previous three starts. He had a $29,700 win on June 17. That was a close win by a neck.

Bull Meechum is 6 for 13 and 5th, 1st, 1st, 1st in his last four assignments. The gelding most recently finished 5th in the $75,000 It’s Only Money Stakes on June 11.

He was coming off a $33,900 win by 2 ¼ lengths on May 25. That was a strong performance to complete the hat trick following a $33,900 3 ¼ length win.

Unlikely to be bothered by a $23,000 assignment from the inside rail at this distance, Bull Meechum should be tough.

Best Bet
(1) BULL MEECHUM

Race 4

(1) Moss Boss
+1200 (12/1)
(2) Fluent in Sarcasm
+2000 (20/1)
(3) Kukulkan
+1500 (15/1)
(4) Cape Lookout
+1000 (10/1)
(5) Primal Destiny
-125 (4/5)
(6) To the Front
+140 (7/5)
  • Post Time:8:32 p.m. EST
  • Distance: 4 ½ Furlongs
  • Purse: $24,200

Race 4 is a 4 ¼ furlong event covering 4 ½ furlongs. This is another short sprint to the wire at Charles Town tonight.

To the Front and Primal Destiny should be directly involved in the finish in the fourth race. The No. 6 has to be a strong contender in this one.

To the Front is 12 for 37 and knocking on the door recently. He’s finished in the top-2 in six straight races, including a win on April 1 for $23,000. He is winless in four straight races.

In his most recent outing, To the Front placed 2nd behind Primal Destiny by a head for $23,000. He’ll likely need a touch more to beat Primal Destiny.

Primal Destiny is 12 for 24 and looking for a hat trick. He has finished in the top-3 in a wildly impressive 15 straight races.

In his most recent, Primal Destiny beat To the Front by a head for a $23,000 purse. Primal Destiny could make it look easier if he’s ready to run in this one.

Best Bet
(5) PRIMAL DESTINY

Race 6

(1) Dimitri’s Romance
+1200 (12/1)
(2) Lady Licious
+500 (5/1)
(3) Najwa
+2000 (20/1)
(4) College Kid
-125 (4/5)
(5) Lunar Prayer
+600 (6/1)
(6) Bella Femmina
+1500 (15/1)
(7) U S Funds
+800 (8/1)
(8) Martha’s Banner
+1000 (10/1)
  • Post Time:9:32 p.m. EST
  • Distance:4 ½ Furlongs
  • Purse:$16,900

Race 6 is a 4 ½ furlong event for a $16,900 purse. Look at College Kid to cause some bid noise in the sixth at Charles Town this evening.

College Kid should like this assignment under the lights against a beatable field. The mare is 7 for 25 and she’s 1st, 6th, 4th in her last three starts.

In her most recent attempt, College Kid beat Coach Rube by 2 ¼ lengths for a $29,700 event. That was a successful performance after finishing 6th, 4th, 6th in three races.

Before the win, College Kid finished 6th for a $38,700 purse on May 18. A class drop was required for College Kid to win.

On Friday, College Kid is seeing another class drop to $16,900. This should be more than attainable for him.

Best Bet
(4) COLLEGE KID
Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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