The Walker Group

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

Finger Lakes on Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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Race 1 1:10pm - Claiming - 5.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $14,100 Class Rating: 79

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 APRIL 24 ALLOWED 2 LBS. A RACE SINCE MARCH 24 ALLOWED 4 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $12,500.


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# 5 SPARTAN EMPEROR 5/2

# 6 CATS LANDING 8/5

# 2 GHOST SHIP 5/1

SPARTAN EMPEROR looks like the wager in here. With a formidable 77 average speed rating at the distance, seems well suited for today's race. Reason to like this gelding as he has in the irons one of the best jocks using winning percentages over the last month. Looks solid against this field and will almost certainly be one of the leaders. CATS LANDING - Shows signs of the look of a profitable play, averaging a solid 68 Equibase Speed Fig which is one of the strongest in this group of horses in this race. This gelding looks strong in this contest since Englehart has a sharp win percentage with horses going this distance. GHOST SHIP - Could best this field based on the speed rating - 66 - of his last contest. Must be carefully examined here on the basis of the figs in the speed section alone.



Race 2 1:39pm - Claiming - 5.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $14,200 Class Rating: 67

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF TWO RACES SINCE APRIL 24 ALLOWED 2 LBS. A RACE ALLOWED 4 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $12,500.


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# 6 GOOD LAUGH 9/5

# 2 FROSTY ZEN 8/1

# 5 BUBBE ZENA 9/2

GOOD LAUGH should be supported as the wager in here. Her 66 average has this filly with among the strongest speed figures in here. She looks competitive in this spot and I expect will be on the front end or close at the midpoint. This filly is a solid contender based on her earnings per start in dirt sprint contests. FROSTY ZEN - Nunn has a solid 16 percent win rate with entries running at this distance and surface. There is a very good chance that this entry's late pace will improve with second time Lasix. BUBBE ZENA - Conditioner has strong win rate (18 percent) at this distance and surface. Could provide positive gains based on strong recent Speed Figures with an average of 65.



Race 3 2:08pm - Claiming - 8.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $9,000 Class Rating: 88

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF TWO RACES SINCE APRIL 24 ALLOWED 2 LBS. A RACE ALLOWED 4 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000.


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# 1 MIDNIGHT TRACE 1/1

# 1A BOLD SENATOR 1/1

# 3 HUSHHUSHMUSHMUSH 9/2

MIDNIGHT TRACE has a competitive shot to take this race. Earnings per start at the distance/surface is a good angle. This entrant ranks at the top in this lot. Is hard not to examine given the company run in as of late. Is a very strong contender based on figs earned lately under today's conditions. BOLD SENATOR - Has to be given a chance here on the basis of the figs in the speed department alone. Ferraro has a strong 22 percent win rate with entries running at this distance and surface. HUSHHUSHMUSHMUSH - Should best this group here, showing strong figs of late.



Race 4 2:37pm - Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $16,700 Class Rating: 84

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF TWO RACES SINCE APRIL 24 ALLOWED 2 LBS. A RACE ALLOWED 4 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $10,000


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# 4 WESTERN TRYST 2/1

# 3 POSSILICIOUS 5/2

# 2 NIGHTBAR 6/1

I've got to go with WESTERN TRYST. He has been running well and the Equibase Speed Figures are among the most competitive in this group. Could best this field based on the Equibase speed fig - 80 - of his last contest. With a strong 87 average Equibase Speed Figure at the distance, seems well suited for today's contest. POSSILICIOUS - Earnings per start in dirt sprint races is strong for this animal. Anderson is trying to prove victorious with this horse by bringing him back so soon. NIGHTBAR - When Wright uses Dediego there's a good chance for profits. He looks solid in this spot and I expect will be on the front end or close at the midpoint.



Race 5 3:06pm - Maiden Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $9,700 Class Rating: 47

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $7,500.


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# 3 BIG HAY ALICE 5/2

# 6 PRIDE LEADER 7/2

# 4 MY PLAIN JANE 4/1

I've got to go with BIG HAY ALICE. May wake up with Lasix change (with second time Lasix) today. Is a solid contender - given the 57 Equibase speed fig from her most recent race. The average class rating alone makes this one a solid choice. PRIDE LEADER - She looks quite good in this spot and I expect will be on the lead or close at the midpoint. Rohena has been on fire the last month, winning at a nifty 26 percent clip. MY PLAIN JANE - The drastic drop in company can only help out this entrant this time around. Don't let this filly slip past you. Could win at high odds.



Race 6 3:35pm - Claiming - 8.2 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $9,000 Class Rating: 79

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NOT WON TWO RACES SINCE MAY 24, 2016. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE APRIL 24 ALLOWED 2 LBS. A RACE SINCE MARCH 24 ALLOWED 4 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000.


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# 8 FIVE FREEDOMS 7/2

# 1 KING GETTIGAN 6/1

# 3 READ THE TECHNIQUE 3/1

FIVE FREEDOMS looks decent to best this field. Has decent Equibase Class Figures relative to this group of animals - worth a look. Is a sharp contender based on figs recorded as of late under today's conditions. I like the rider on this gelding - formidable chance to win the contest. KING GETTIGAN - Have to love when any horse makes a quick comeback. READ THE TECHNIQUE - Trainer boasts solid win figures at this distance and surface. Is a definite contender - given the 78 speed figure from his most recent race.



Race 7 4:04pm - SA - 8.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $13,000 Class Rating: 78

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE STARTED FOR A CLAIMING PRICE OF $5,000 OR LESS IN 2016 - 2017. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF TWO RACES SINCE APRIL 24 ALLOWED 2 LBS. A RACE ALLOWED 4 LBS.


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# 2 LITTLE TWITCH 5/2

# 3 BUILT IN A DAY 2/1

# 7 MISTRETTA 5/1

LITTLE TWITCH looks very strong to best this field. Has been close at the finish line most every time recently. Has quite good Equibase Class Figures relative to this group of animals - worth a look. Strong average Equibase Speed Figures in dirt route races make this equine a solid choice. BUILT IN A DAY - Had one of the most competitive speed figs of this group in her last affair. Looks to have a competitive class edge based on the most recent company kept. MISTRETTA - Conway and Rohena have a good winning percentage together. Looks competitive for the conditions of this contest today, showing solid figures in dirt route races as of late.



Race 8 4:33pm - Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $9,000 Class Rating: 77

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NOT WON TWO RACES IN 2016-2017. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000.


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# 1 STOPTHEFEVER 20/1

# 7 RIVER MONSTER 5/2

# 11 SATURDAY'S CHARM 9/2

I've got to go with STOPTHEFEVER especially at such a decent 20/1. He looks competitive in this slot and I expect will be on the front end or close at the halfway point. Maver is very serious with this one, wheeling him back soon. With a solid 75 average speed fig at the distance, seems well suited for today's contest. RIVER MONSTER - Davila will probably be able to get this gelding to break out early in this race. Trainers don't bring racers back this soon just for fun. SATURDAY'S CHARM - The big drop in company can only aid this horse this time around. Has some encouraging handicapping angles which make this entrant a bet.