Friday, August 27, 2021

Ny Taffic and Noble Drama Among Field in Charles Town Classic

The West Virginia track commonly known as  Charles Town will have its biggest race of the year on Friday night, and two of the contenders are coming in from Gulfstream Park.

Those horses are Ny Traffic, trained by Saffie Joseph Jr., and Noble Drama, trained by David Fawkes.

The race is the $800,000 Charles Town Classic (Grade 2) at 1 1/8 miles on dirt for 3-YO and  up at the facility officially known as Hollywood Casino at the Charles Town Races.

It is the 12th race with scheduled post of 10:18 p.m.

The ten-horse field also includes Sleepy Eyes Todd, winner of this race in 2020, and Art Collector, whose victories include the 2020 Bluegrass (Grade 2) at Keeneland.

The Charles Town track is three-quarters of a mile in circumference and is known as a "bullring."

This link to the Equibase Web site has the Charles Town entries for Friday,  It has click-ons for past performances and other handicapping material.

Races eight through eleven are stakes, all with purses of $150,000 or more. 

Joseph has at least one horse in each of those races, Details can be found in the link.

We will be back  at about 9:30 p.m. with more about Charles Town.

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