The Walker Group

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

Evangeline Downs on Thursday, October 6, 2016
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Race 1 5:35pm - Maiden Claiming - 870 yards on the Dirt. Purse: $8,500 Class Rating: 51

QUARTER HORSE 870Y, FOR ACCREDITED LA BRED MAIDENS, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, AND SIX YEARS OLD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 124 LBS.; OLDER, 126 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000.


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# 5 OAK TREE SECRET 6/1

# 1 FIRST TO COUNT 9/5

# 8 SPECIAL RESULTS 8/1

I think about OAK TREE SECRET here. Has been travelling in the most competitive company of the group of horses lately. Facing a much easier lot than last time out. This racer must be wagered on at the expected big odds. FIRST TO COUNT - Is a strong contender based on numbers recorded lately under today's conditions. Ought to compete quite well in the early speed contest which bodes well with this group. SPECIAL RESULTS - He has a good opportunity for this race as conditioner, Ellis, has sharp win clip with horses going this distance. This group is much less demanding than the last one he faced.



Race 2 6:00pm - Claiming - 400 yards on the Dirt. Purse: $9,000 Class Rating: 69

QUARTER HORSE 400Y, FOR ACCREDITED LA BRED THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON FOUR RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 124 LBS.; OLDER, 126 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000.


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# 4 LEAVEAGO 5/2

# 2 KD PERRY 6/1

# 5 PICK YOUR PRIZE 3/1

LEAVEAGO is my choice. With a sound 68 average speed figure at the distance, seems well suited for today's affair. Posted a strong speed figure in the last race. Can run another good one in this contest. Competitive choice to take this race going in a short. PICK YOUR PRIZE - With a sound 62 average speed figure at the distance, seems well suited for today's race. Broussard has him trained solidly to break sharply out of the starting gate.



Race 3 6:25pm - Claiming - 350 yards on the Dirt. Purse: $7,500 Class Rating: 68

QUARTER HORSE 350Y, FOR ACCREDITED LA BRED THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 124 LBS.; OLDER, 126 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $3,500.


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# 2 OUR LAST CROWN 15/1

# 5 BULLET PROOF B 3/1

# 8 GBH JETSPECIAL 4/1

OUR LAST CROWN has a decent shot to take this contest and could score at a price in here. This animal must be wagered on at the expected big odds. He has garnered competitive figures under today's conditions and will most likely fare well against this group. Flores has shown excellent profits (+31 return on investment ) with horses in short events. BULLET PROOF B - Must be given a chance here on the basis of the numbers in the speed section alone. GBH JETSPECIAL - With Watson on top him, this gelding will probably be able to break out sharply in this race. Earned a formidable speed figure last time out.



Race 4 6:50pm - Claiming - 870 yards on the Dirt. Purse: $4,500 Class Rating: 67

QUARTER HORSE 870Y, FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 124 LBS.; OLDER, 126 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000.


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# 8 SUMMER MOTION 5/2

# 6 HESA FIRST NATIVE 4/1

# 4 GAILS DANNY BOY 6/1

SUMMER MOTION figures to be the wager in here. Should best this group of horses here, showing quite good figures of late. Could beat this group of horses given the 68 speed figure posted in his last outing. Formidable average Equibase Speed Figures in longer quarter horse races make this racer a contender. HESA FIRST NATIVE - Martinez will most likely be able to get this gelding to break out quickly here. The Equibase Speed Fig of 67 from his last contest looks respectable in here. GAILS DANNY BOY - Competitive selection to take this race going in a longer quarter horse. Contreras and Alberto have a good win percent together.



Race 5 7:15pm - Maiden Claiming - 220 yards on the Dirt. Purse: $4,500 Class Rating: 52

QUARTER HORSE 220Y, FOR MAIDENS, TWO YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 122 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000.


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# 8 CHOICE OF TOAST 8/1

# 2 TF A SNOWY RUNAWAY 9/2

# 7 SAME TIME NEXT YEAR 6/1

CHOICE OF TOAST has a decent shot to take this contest particularly if the morning line of 8/1 holds. Has been racing in the most competitive company of the field recently. This filly has some longshot angles I like to wager on. Will make a strong performance versus this group. TF A SNOWY RUNAWAY - Her chances to win are much better this time out facing this easier bunch. With a solid 50 average Equibase speed fig at the distance, seems well suited for today's affair.



Race 6 7:40pm - Claiming - 300 yards on the Dirt. Purse: $10,000 Class Rating: 82

QUARTER HORSE 300Y, FOR ACCREDITED LA BRED THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 124 LBS.; OLDER, 126 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $10,000.


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# 1 TOASTING DASH 6/1

# 2 CORONAS HONEY 5/1

# 3 LEAVING YOU DIAMONDS 3/1

TOASTING DASH looks very strong to best this field. Has been close up on the wire most every time lately. Is a strong contender based on figs garnered recently under today's conditions. Could best this field here, showing respectable numbers of late. CORONAS HONEY - Ellis has a strong win percent with horses running in short races. She looks quite good in this spot and I expect will be on the lead or close at the midpoint. LEAVING YOU DIAMONDS - Is worth looking at and may be a wager - strong Equibase Speed Figures (67 average) at today's distance and surface as of late. Win percentage under similar conditions may be the key for this filly.



Race 7 8:06pm - Maiden Claiming - 300 yards on the Dirt. Purse: $11,000 Class Rating: 68

QUARTER HORSE 300Y, FOR ACCREDITED LA BRED MAIDENS, TWO YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 122 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $20,000.


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# 2 JESS A STOLI 5/1

# 4 TF FIGHTEN FIRES 3/1

# 9 CALL ME SIZZLIN 12/1

JESS A STOLI looks very strong to best this field. Could best this group based on the speed fig - 63 - of his last effort. With better than average trips to the winner's circle, Hamilton should have this gelding in excellent position to win the contest. Has performed admirably lately in short races, posting a nifty 63 avg speed figure. TF FIGHTEN FIRES - Overall the speed figs of this equine look quite good in this race. Should be given a shot in this competition if only for the very good speed fig put up in the last race. CALL ME SIZZLIN - Has very good Equibase Speed Figures and has to be considered for a bet for this race. Ought to come out sharp - I have liked the way this colt has moved sharply to the lead recently.



Race 8 8:32pm - Optional Claiming - 330 yards on the Dirt. Purse: $9,500 Class Rating: 81

QUARTER HORSE 330Y, FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON FOUR RACES OR CLAIMING PRICE $20,000. THREE YEAR OLDS, 124 LBS.; OLDER, 126 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $20,000.


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# 8 ZOOMINFORGRADY 6/1

# 6 LD STREAKIN N LEAVIN 9/2

# 2 JB FIRST ROSE 10/1

ZOOMINFORGRADY looks to be a very good contender. With a respectable 92 Equibase Speed Figure last time out, will definitely be a factor in this race. LD STREAKIN N LEAVIN - Could provide positive profits based on competitive recent Equibase Speed Figures with an average of 81. Recorded a competitive Equibase speed fig last time out.



Race 9 8:58pm - Maiden Claiming - 300 yards on the Dirt. Purse: $9,500 Class Rating: 66

QUARTER HORSE 300Y, FOR ACCREDITED LA BRED MAIDENS, TWO YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 122 LBS.; ,CLAIMING PRICE $10,000.


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# 5 EXOTIC AGOUTI 10/1

# 9 JLS HIPPY TIMES 4/1

# 1 PATRIOT SIXY 3/1

My pick here is EXOTIC AGOUTI and the potential return justifies the precarious nature of the long odds. Is a solid choice - given the 60 speed figure from his most recent race. JLS HIPPY TIMES - This filly with Hamilton in the saddle makes her a solid choice. She looks competitive in this spot and I expect will be on the lead or close at the midpoint. PATRIOT SIXY - Has to be given a chance against this group displaying very good figs lately and an average speed figure of 52 under similar conditions. Displays sound Equibase Speed Figures on average overall when measured up against the rest of this group of horses in this race.