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Free Horse Racing Picks and Betting Tips for Charles Town Races – Friday, June 19, 2020

| June 19, 2020 12:24 am PDT
Charles Town Races Picks for Friday, June 19, 2020

Thoroughbred racing continues at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on Friday, June 19, 2020, with eight mostly allowance and claiming matches.

The forecast for Charles Town, West Virginia, on Friday calls for thunderstorms with an 80% chance of rain, temps in the upper 70s, and winds around 8 mph.

While I cover the three most lucrative races here, you can always find the complete list of Charles Town races at these top horse racing betting sites.

Post time for the first race at Charles Town Races Thursday is 7 PM (EDT). Now, let’s have a look at my predictions, picks, and tips.


  • Post Time: 8:02 PM
  • Purse: $28,000
  • Distance: 4-1/2 furlongs
  • Conditions: For Accredited West Virginia-Bred Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Two Races

Race 3 Runners and Odds Forecast

  • 1 Ocasionaly Classy, J Schneider, 12/1
  • 2 Rusty the Ups Man, C Hiraldo, 4/1
  • 3 Derek’s Boy, J D Acosta, 5/2
  • 4 Night Train Wayne, R Latchman, 6/1
  • 5 Mywalktofreedom, W Ho, 7/2
  • 6 Lufty’s Kisses, G Almodovar, 5/1
  • 7 Don’tmesswithbull, S Diaz, Jr., 6/1

Race 3 Prediction and Pick

I like the 5/2 favorite in this race—Derek’s Boy, with J. D. Acosta in the irons. This three-year-old gelding has moneyed three of his five career starts, with one win. This race should add a second win to that record.

Race 3 Tip

At 12/1, Ocasionally Classy, with Joseph Schneider aboard, is worth a modest show ticket. This three-year-old gelding has five money finishes in his 11 starts, with one of those a win.

  • Derek’s Boy


  • Post Time: 9:32 PM
  • Purse: $25,000
  • Type: CLAIMING
  • Distance: 6-1/2 furlongs
  • Conditions: For Accredited West Virginia-Bred Three Year Olds And Upward

Race 6 Runners and Odds Forecast

  • 1 Barn Yard Brat, J Simpson, 20/1
  • 2 Dionysus’ Chalice, D Thorpe, 10/1
  • 3 Owen’s Way, F Peltroche, 12/1
  • 4 Ellie’s Lil Man, C Hiraldo, 2/1
  • 5 Super Garner, J D Acosta, 6/1
  • 6 Awsome Faith, A Lopez, 5/1
  • 7 Grumpelstiltskin, A Bocachica, 9/5
  • 8 Turner Ashby, C Marrero, 20/1

Race 6 Prediction and Pick

Tough choice here between the two top moneyline faves, but I’m going to stick with the 9/5 favorite, Grumpelstiltskin, piloted by Arnaldo Bocachica. This six-year-old gelding moneyed 14 times in his 26 career starts, with seven of those wins.

Race 6 Tip

I’m positive the second-favored (2/1) entry, Ellie’s Lil Man, with Christian Hiraldo aboard, will finish in the money, but a show ticket just wouldn’t provide the payday I look for in one of my “tips.” On the other hand, Dionysus’ Chalice at 10/1, with Darius Thorpe in the irons, would provide a better return on a show ticket investment. This five-year-old gelding has finished in the money 18 times out of 33 career starts, with six of those wins.

  • Grumpelstiltskin


  • Post Time: 10:02 PM
  • Purse: $32,000
  • Distance: 6-1/2 furlongs
  • Conditions: For Accredited West Virginia-Bred Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Not Won A Race Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Starter, Or Waiver Claiming Since December 19, 2019

Race 7 Runners and Odds Forecast

  • 1 Boaster, C Hiraldo, 7/2
  • 2 Rescue Five, S Diaz, Jr., 3/1
  • 3 William and Mary, G Almodovar, 4/1
  • 4 Opera Nite, A Bocachica, 9/2
  • 5 Onthestraitanarrow, V Rodriguez, 10/1
  • 6 Little Big Sime, SCRATCHED
  • 7 V. I. P. Ticket, J D Acosta, 7/2
  • 8 Siente El Viento, J Simpson, 20/1

Race 7 Prediction and Pick

I like William and Mary at 4/1, with Gerald Almodovar aboard. This five-year-old gelding has finished in the money for 13 of his 18 career starts, with eight of those wins. Sure, there are arguments for the three more favored entries in this race, but none so convincing as William and Mary’s record plus Almodovar’s win stats.

Race 7 Tip

None of the long odds entries in this race are worth the risk. Best I can do is Opera Nite at 9/2, with Arnaldo Bocachica in the irons. This seven-year-old gelding moneyed in 15 of his 20 career starts, with seven of them wins. Worth a show bet, if not a win ticket—particularly because Bocachica is the winningest jockey in this race.

  • William and Mary

And you can always find more horse racing picks in our regularly updated horse racing betting blog.

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