Congratulations! You are officially the owners of Charlie Thomas – a 4 year old, bay gelding claimed out of the 5th race at Golden Gate Fields today.
Charlie Thomas was claimed out of a $10,000 Claimer going 1 mile on the Turf. He finished a game second after racing on the lead.
Here’s what we liked (Charlie Thomas Past Performances):
He was claimed out of his last start for $12,500 when he ran 5th and in today for $10,000, but he’s got class. What does this mean? It means that last year he was good enough to run in both the $50,000 Seattle Slew Handicap and the $50,000 Coca Cola Handicap. He finished third in both those races behind the likes of Del Rio Harbor and Noosito (Emerald Downs Three Year Old of the Meet). While we don’t know what level he will run at this year, he has quality behind him.
He’s 4 years old with 22 lifetime starts, 3 wins, 5 seconds and 4 thirds for an in the money (ITM) percentage of 57%.
Although he has a gap in his past performances from July 13, 2014 to December 13, 2014, he has raced each month since, indicating he recovered from whatever put him on the shelf.
He has raced on turf, dirt and synthetic with good results suggesting that he is versatile enough to run on all surfaces.
Trainer Larry Ross will advise us on the best time to ship him to Emerald Downs after we see how he comes out of his race.