There is afternoon and night racing on the docket on Saturday in the US. You can find all of the racing you want in the afternoon until your heart’s content. The evening also presents an opportunity to bet the ponies. If you don’t like college football, which is the only sports betting available on Saturday night, then Charles Town, Lone Star Park, and Remington Park are available in the evening for some racing under the lights.
I’ve covered Charles Town often in the past, but it’s been a minute since I’ve been in West Virginia to handicap Charles Town or Mountaineer Park. We’re back at Charles Town at Hollywood Casino on Saturday night. If you are looking for additional horse racing picks, check out what we have for Del Mar today.
Charles Town has eight races on the schedule worth a total of $166,000. That’s slightly above average for a typical Charles Town card. We’re coming off a winning day yesterday, and hopefully can make it back-to-back profitable efforts on Saturday. Head below for our free Charles Town picks for November 21, 2020.
Post Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
Distance:4 ½ Miles
The card gets started at Charles Town with Race 1, a short 4 ½ mile race for $27,000. With this being a short distance, it’s a bad break to get the outside post positions. However, if you’re a runner on the inside, that should help nicely in the opening race at Charles Town. The one horse with a chance from the outside post positions is Stringfella.
Stringfella could jump into the fray and make this a close finish. In a field of inexperienced horses, Stringfella has finished 4th and 6th in the first two races of his career. As a first-time runner, he finished 4th on October 1 in a $24,000 event. He followed up to finish 6th on October 17 in a $24,000 event. Sure he’s up in class today, but this shouldn’t be the most difficult.
Besides the rookies and Juba’s Fancy, there isn’t too much competition here. Juba’s Fancy made his debut on August 15 and it didn’t go well. He finished 8th for dead last. That was disappointing, as he got too wide. However, in his next outing, Juba’s Fancy placed 2nd behind Juda Did It. In two 3-furlong workouts heading into today, he was clocked at 35.60 and 36.80 seconds. His performance on November 3 would be more than enough against this field. If that’s the form he brings, expect a win versus this weak competition.
Post Time: 8:02 p.m. EST
Distance:6 ½ Furlongs
Our next stop at Charles Town is Race 3, which covers 6 ½ furlongs for a $27,000 purse. Callinghercollins and Morality Clause should run a strong race on Saturday night. Callinghercollins showed great improvement recently after finishing 8th on August 22 in a $27,000 event. Her next performance was on point in October. Callinghercollins placed 2nd on October 1 in a $24,000 race. That was promising and provided her with some hope going forward. Similar form will put her into contention tonight.
Morality Clause is winless in her career, but is coming off a “win” on September 17. What a performance it was, as Morality Clause beat the field by 15 ½ lengths over Trinni Sunset. She was clear at the ½ pole by 2 ½ lengths and drove even harder for a blowout. Morality Clause was the only horse that wanted to win. After a stewards ruling, Morality Clause was disqualified from her earnings and pushed her back to 9th. Tough break. Despite the ruling, if Morality Clause runs like that again, she should get to the winner’s circle on Saturday night.
Post Time: 8:32 p.m. EST
Distance:6 ½ Furlongs
The final selection for us at Charles Town is for a $29,000 purse in Race 4. This event will cover 6 ½ furlongs on the dirt, because where else, Charles Town doesn’t have a turf. It looks like this race is going to come down to Bridging the Gap and Campy Cash. Campy Cash has been on a nice run recently, having gone 2nd, 2nd, 1st in her last three performances.
She has finished top-3 in five straight outings in seven of eight career races. As a first-time runner, Campy Cash won on August 29. It took seven races later for Campy Cash to get back to the winner’s circle. In her most recent showing, Campy Cash won by 3 ¾ lengths over Arty’s Secret. Arty’s Secret had the lead from the ¼ pole into the stretch, but weakened late with Campy Cash taking advantage of the situation.
Bridging the Gap has been on an incredible tear with four straight races and in five of her previous six races. Overall, Bridging the Gap is 8 for 13 in her career, so she is no stranger to the winner’s circle. In her last two wins, she was a stakes winner in the $50,000 Sadie Hawkins Stakes (Black Type) by 4 ¼ lengths. It also came with a trophy to the winning owner. Bridging the Gap followed up on October 10 for another win, this time by 6 ½ lengths over Lady Storm for $100,000 in the West Virginia Cavada Breeders’ Classic Stakes (Black Type). That should be enough for a win in Race 4.