The Walker Group

The Walker Group
Leading the way towards the winner's circle at...

Belmont on Sunday, May 24, 2015
Please remember to always check program numbers. Odds shown are morning line.



Race 1 1:20pm - Claiming - 8.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $59,000 Class Rating: 83

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS. WEIGHT, 122 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF TWO RACES AT A MILE OR OVER SINCE JANUARY 1 ALLOWED 2 LBS. SUCH A RACE SINCE THEN ALLOWED 4 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $40,000


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# 1 JUMPIN FRAC FLASH 7/5

# 2 NORTHERN CALL 15/1

# 6 SUNNY PUZZLE 8/1

JUMPIN FRAC FLASH looks strong to best this field. Overall the speed figures of this animal look quite good in this contest. Could best this field based on the speed rating - 79 - of his last outing. The average class figure of 77 makes this horse hard to beat. NORTHERN CALL - Will most likely go to the front end and could never look back. This animal has some longshot angles going for him. SUNNY PUZZLE - Has run solidly when travelling a dirt route race.



Race 2 1:51pm - SA - 6.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $55,000 Class Rating: 64

INNER TURF FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE STARTED FOR A CLAIMING PRICE OF $50,000 OR LESS AND WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE JANUARY 1 ALLOWED 3 LBS.


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# 4 SOUTHERN SUNSHINE 5/2

# 5 SAMUS 4/1

# 3 LAURA'S PATRIOT 2/1

SOUTHERN SUNSHINE is the top wager in this race. Schosberg has her trained soundly to break quickly out of the gate. Shows sound Equibase Speed Figs on average overall when matched with the rest of this field. A solid 81 avg class figure may give this filly a distinct class edge against this field. SAMUS - Will almost certainly come out solid - I have liked the way this filly has moved quickly to the front end recently. Could beat this group of horses given the 64 Equibase Speed Figure put up in her last outing. LAURA'S PATRIOT - Win percentage one of the best in this group of horses in this race. In this field, this one is highly ranked earnings per start in turf sprint contests.



Race 3 2:22pm - Optional Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $90,000 Class Rating: 105

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $10,000 THREE TIMES OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING, STARTER, OR STATE BRED OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON FOUR RACES OR OPTIONAL CLAIMING PRICE OF $100,000 OR WHICH HAVE NOT WON A RACE SINCE SEPTEMBER 1. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF TWO RACES OTHER THAN CLAIMING, OR STARTER IN 2015


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# 1 ROOM FOR ME 3/5

# 5 FRIVOLITY 8/1

# 2 MEDAGLIA D'ARGENTO 15/1

ROOM FOR ME is tough to overlook as the bet in here. Like the finishes in the last couple of races. The almost immediate return to the track points to a solid effort this time out. Is worth thinking about and may be a bet - strong speed figures (94 average) at today's distance and surface recently. FRIVOLITY - Has some interesting handicapping angles which make this one a bet. The handler wheels this entrant back soon to race again. MEDAGLIA D'ARGENTO - This filly has a very good win percent in dirt sprint races. Prominent in earnings per start at the distance/surface in this field of horses.



Race 4 2:53pm - Claiming - 7.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $45,000 Class Rating: 88

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE JANUARY 1 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $50,000.


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# 5 ROUNDUPTHELUTE 6/1

# 4 CULPRIT 3/1

# 3 WELL LAWYERED 6/5

ROUNDUPTHELUTE is my choice. This colt has a good winning percentage in dirt sprint races. A solid 100 avg class figure may give this colt a distinct class edge against this field. Sharp jock with trainer numbers make this horse a sharp pick. CULPRIT - Is hard not to examine based on speed figures which have been competitive - 80 avg - of late. Has garnered solid speed figures in dirt sprint races in the past. WELL LAWYERED - Has to be given a shot here on the basis of the numbers in the speed section alone. Cannizzo has him trained well to break quickly out of the gate.



Race 5 3:24pm - Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $40,000 Class Rating: 82

INNER TURF FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE IN 2015 ALLOWED 2 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $40,000


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# 3 POP OF COLOR 5/2

# 8 JENNYS CREEK 4/1

# 2 NO TUNES 8/1

POP OF COLOR is the best bet in this race. Looks like a solid candidate for the exotics. Must be given a shot based on the decent Equibase speed fig garnered in the last contest. With a nice Equibase class rating average of 81, has one of the best class advantages in this group. JENNYS CREEK - Should best this group here, showing formidable figs of late. Castellano has a win percentage of 25 over the last month. NO TUNES - Has posted solid speed figures in turf sprint races in the past. Goldberg has a strong 32 percent win rate with entries running at this distance and surface.



Race 6 3:55pm - Claiming - 8.5 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $42,000 Class Rating: 103

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF TWO RACES AT A MILE OR OVER IN 2015 ALLOWED 2 LBS. SUCH A RACE SINCE THEN ALLOWED 4 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $35,000 (IF THE STEWARDS CONSIDER IT INADVISABLE TO RUN THIS RACE ON THE


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# 9 SPEEDING COMET 7/2

# 11 HEAT FLASH 8/1

# 1 INVENTOR'S GATE 5/1

My choice here is SPEEDING COMET. This colt looks strong in this race since Donk has a very solid winning percentage with horses going this distance. The Equibase Speed Figure of 106 from his most recent contest looks strong in here. Has been racing solidly and has among the strongest speed in the race for today's distance. HEAT FLASH - Demonstrates the look of a money-making play, averaging a solid 94 speed rating which is one of the top in this field. Earned a quite good Equibase Speed Fig last time out. INVENTOR'S GATE - Players should probably take a good look at this one as this colt has one of the best win percentages at this distance in this group of horses in this race. The speed figure of 100 from his latest affair looks respectable in here.



Race 7 4:26pm - Maiden Special Weight - 8.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $75,000 Class Rating: 94

FOR MAIDENS, THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 117 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS.


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# 2 ARBITRATOR 3/1

# 7 MONGOLIAN KING 5/1

# 9 CLOSING BELL 5/1

ARBITRATOR should be supported as the bet in here. Overall the speed figures of this animal look strong in this competition. Horses who have been prepared to race at this distance and surface by Clement have shown very solid results lately. Ran a solid last race. MONGOLIAN KING - Looks decent for the conditions of this competition today, showing solid numbers in dirt route races as of late. Looks quite good against this group of horses and will most likely be one of the front-runners. CLOSING BELL - This colt has some longshot handicapping angles I like to play. A solid 97 avg Equibase class rating may give this colt a distinct class edge versus this group of animals.



Race 8 4:57pm - Allowance - 6.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $62,000 Class Rating: 82

INNER TURF FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD FOALED IN NEW YORK STATE AND APPROVED BY THE NEW YORK STATE-BRED REGISTRY WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $13,000 ONCE OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING, OR STARTER OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE OTHER THAN CLAIMING OR STARTER ALLOWED 3 LBS.


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# 1 DREAMBOAT ANNIE 2/1

# 2 MISSY BAY 15/1

# 4 ANNIE WALKER 8/1

DREAMBOAT ANNIE looks very good to best this field. Is tough not to examine based on Equibase speed figs which have been solid - 79 avg - of late. Will likely be one of the early speedsters of the group going into the halfway point of the affair. In this field, this one is in the upper half of earnings per start in turf sprint contests. MISSY BAY - Ought to be used in the exotic offerings. With a reliable 73 average speed figure at the distance, seems well suited for today's race. ANNIE WALKER - I would favor this filly on the jockey and trainer numbers alone.



Race 9 5:28pm - Maiden Claiming - 7.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $41,000 Class Rating: 58

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD FOALED IN NEW YORK STATE AND APPROVED BY THE NEW YORK STATE-BRED REGISTRY. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $40,000.


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# 3 BATTLE AXE 3/1

# 16 FILLY IDOL 4/1

# 5 MARY'S IN UTOPIA 10/1

BATTLE AXE looks to be a quite good contender. She has been racing solidly as of late while recording solid speed figures. Wagerers have been noting speed increases from starters changing equipment (blinkers on today). Could best this field based on the Equibase Speed Figure - 60 - of her last outing. FILLY IDOL - Ought to come out strong - I have liked the way this filly has moved rapidly to the lead recently. Recorded a strong Equibase Speed Fig in the most recent race. Can run another good one in this race. MARY'S IN UTOPIA - Is a key contender - given the 59 speed rating from her most recent race. This bunch is much easier than the last one she faced.