Charles Town Races Picks – Thursday, February 18, 2021
Charles Town Races braves the winter storms to bring us eight maiden, starter, allowance and claiming matches for our Thursday wagering.
While I review the three top races here, remember that you can find the entire eight-race card for Thursday at Charles Town Races — including entries, jockeys, morning line odds, and betting options — at one of our best online racebooks.
Read on for my Charles Town Races picks and tips for the richest three races on Thursday, February 18, 2021.
Pick for Race 5 at Charles Town Races
This is a maiden special weight race for three-year-old fillies running a distance of 6-1/2 furlongs for a purse of $27,000.
I like the 9/5 morning line favorite for this race — Twisted Stories, ridden by Denis Araujo. This filly moneyed two of her three career starts with second-place finishes at Indiana Grand and Charles Town.
Plenty of long-odds entries in this maiden race, but none that look likely to see a paycheck at the finish line, so no value show bet recommendation for this one.
- Win: Twisted Stories 9/5
Picks for Race 6 at Charles Town Races
This is a starter optional claiming race for West Virginia-bred fillies and mares four years old and upward running a distance of 6-1/2 furlongs for a purse of $20,000.
My money is on the second-favored (5/2) entry — Prime Lime, with Arnaldo Bocachica in the irons. This seven-year-old mare finished in the money 20 of her 29 career starts, winning nine.
At 20/1, Lil Miss Fiber, with Reshawn Latchman aboard, looks good for a value show wager. This five-year-old mare moneyed 11 of her 15 career starts, winning two.
- Win: Prime Lime 5/2
- Show: Lil Miss Fiber 20/1
Picks for Race 7 at Charles Town Races
This is an allowance race for fillies and mares four years old and upward running a distance of 4-1/2 furlongs for a purse of $30,000.
I’m calling this race for the second-favored (5/2) entry — Coach Rube, ridden by Darius Thorpe. This four-year-old filly had money finishes in 11 of her 13 career starts, and she won five of them.
Ignore the 30/1 longshot in this race — that’s just not going to happen. The longest I can go for a value show ticket is the 10/1 Nellysford, with Denis Araujo aboard. This six-year-old mare moneyed 29 of her 43 career starts, winning six.
- Win: Coach Rube 5/2
- Show: Nellysford 10/1
More Racing Picks and Predictions for Thursday
Charles Town Races had some profitable possibilities, but don’t forget about the other two tracks I reviewed for Thursday: