02/23/2005 12:00AM

Charles Town track report

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Don Roberson's fellow trainers recognize that he's sharp with runners returning from layoffs.

Roberson picked up two wins last Sunday at Charles Town, but lost both horses via claims.

Vexation ($7.60), stretching out from seven furlongs to 1 1/8 miles, was taken for $5,000 by Steve Romeka. Gerry Gerry Gerry ($8.20) rose in class from $5,000 to the $10,000 level while cutting back from 1 1/16 miles to seven furlongs. He went to Richard Butts Jr.

* Sterling Wisdom ($8.60) was claimed for the third time in his last four starts in a 10-length victory going 1 1/8 miles for $3,000 claimers on Feb. 16. His new trainer is Larry Reynolds.

* Trainer Rhea Pennella, who endured a 2-for-101 season in 2004, is 2 for 13 this year following a win by 3-year-old filly Jennasluvspoppy ($97) in a sprint for maidens last Friday.