Charles Town Races Picks – Thursday, February 18, 2021

| February 17, 2021 2:17 pm PDT

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:

J.W. Paine
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