The Walker Group

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

Lone Star Park on Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Race 1 6:35pm - Maiden Special Weight - 4.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $23,000 Class Rating: 73

FOR TEXAS ACCREDITED MAIDENS, TWO YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 119 LBS.


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# 3 NIGHT DIVINE 20/1

# 2 WAKEFIELD 7/5

# 4 UPTOWN BLING 3/1

NIGHT DIVINE is my pick and the potential return justifies the dangerous nature of the long odds. The foals of this sire have historically shown strong returns. Theriot should be able to get this colt to break out early in this event. WAKEFIELD - Progeny of this sire have produced formidable profits recently in their first asking contest. With Eramia aboard him, this colt should be able to break out early in this event. He should prove much the best if bloodlines hold true. UPTOWN BLING - His trainer has done admirably with starters going to the post for the first time. Will more than likely be one of the leaders of the group going into the midpoint of the contest. Excellent chance to hit the wire ahead of this field given sire's 1st time starter numbers who win at a 15 percent rate.



Race 2 7:03pm - Claiming - 5.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $14,000 Class Rating: 81

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $15,000. TEXAS BRED CLAIMING PRICE $17,500.


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# 7 SUPER BOWL GIRL 4/1

# 8 I BE JEANNIE B 6/5

# 2 T M FLYLIKEGRACE 12/1

I have to support SUPER BOWL GIRL here. Could best this group based on the Equibase speed fig - 80 - of her last affair. Strong average Equibase Speed Figures in turf sprint races make this racer a solid contender. Strong jockey with conditioner figs make this horse a strong choice. I BE JEANNIE B - Will most likely go to the front end and might never look back. Must be in good form if the conditioner is bringing her back so quickly. T M FLYLIKEGRACE - This filly with Diego in the irons makes her a solid contender. Should keep the good string of finish positions intact this time around.



Race 3 7:31pm - Maiden Special Weight - 4.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $23,000 Class Rating: 73

FOR MAIDENS, TWO YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 119 LBS.


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# 1 THE GRAY DEHERE 9/5

# 1A RAISON D'HEAT 9/5

# 3 FASTASIWANNABE 3/1

I think THE GRAY DEHERE is a very strong choice. Caldwell has been steady with two year olds, winning at a 19 percent rate. Appears to be the type to be helped on Lasix here. Can't overlook as conditioner has been nails lately with 2 year olds. RAISON D'HEAT - Caldwell has a strong winning percentage of 19 in two-year old races. Keep in the exotics as this handler has been sharp recently with babies, whose combined return on investment has been +15. FASTASIWANNABE - The Lasix change (on Lasix) may spark a reversal of fortune for this colt. In a two-year old contest if you see the name Munnings in the sire line you know you have a key contender. Risk takers may find wagering value with this sire's offspring, who have a combined +1 return on investment.



Race 4 7:59pm - Maiden Special Weight - 5.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $23,000 Class Rating: 68

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS.


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# 7 BACKSEAT PROMISES 8/5

# 10 CHAMPAGNE BLING 4/1

# 3 JANE'S NAUGHTY CAT 12/1

I think BACKSEAT PROMISES is a very strong choice. Displays solid Equibase speed figs on average overall when matched with the rest of this group. The drastic drop in competition can only help out this one this time out. The speed figure of 77 from her last race looks decent in here. CHAMPAGNE BLING - The speed fig of 70 from her last affair looks very good in here. Has a solid shot in here if you like back class. JANE'S NAUGHTY CAT - Change in Lasix (with second time Lasix) may be the key to a return to the track. Should be given a shot in this contest if only for the solid speed fig garnered in the last contest.



Race 5 8:27pm - SO - 5.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $13,000 Class Rating: 90

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE STARTED FOR A CLAIMING PRICE OF $5,000 OR LESS SINCE MAY 24, 2016 OR CLAIMING PRICE $7,500. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE MARCH 24, 2018 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $7,500 (RACES WHERE ENTERED FOR $7,500 OR LESS NOT


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# 2 PREVIOUS HONOR 5/2

# 8 GOLDEN TIAGO 2/1

# 4 RUN TO GLORY 10/1

My pick in this race is PREVIOUS HONOR. Asmussen is trying to score with this one by bringing her back so quickly. Has been racing in the most competitive company of the group recently. Has performed strongly recently in sprint races, posting a nifty 86 avg Equibase speed fig. GOLDEN TIAGO - Broberg has one of the top winning percentages in this field with entries running at this distance and surface. Is a strong contender based on figs posted recently under today's conditions. RUN TO GLORY - Pish has her trained strongly to break quickly out of the gate. Recorded a formidable speed rating in the last race. Can run another good one in this race.



Race 6 8:55pm - Claiming - 6.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $10,500 Class Rating: 84

FOR TEXAS ACCREDITED THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NOT WON A RACE SINCE DECEMBER 15, 2017 OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON FOUR RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000.


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# 1A MAGNA BREEZE 1/1

# 6 COMIN' RIGHT UP 10/1

# 2 FINAL ARROW 2/1

MAGNA BREEZE looks to be a solid contender. He has been running strongly and the Speed Figures are among the most competitive in this group of horses in this race. Asmussen has a sound 22 percent win rate with entries running at this distance and surface. Has respectable early lick and will most likely fare admirably versus this group. COMIN' RIGHT UP - Strong average speed figures in dirt sprint races make this equine a solid choice. FINAL ARROW - Gladd has a sound 24 percent win rate with entries running at this distance and surface. Has very good early lick and will almost certainly fare solidly versus this group of horses.



Race 7 9:23pm - Allowance - 6.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $24,000 Class Rating: 79

FOR TEXAS ACCREDITED THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON A RACE OTHER THAN MAIDEN OR CLAIMING OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS.


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# 5 CRAZY IVAN 2/1

# 1A TOO MUCH GONE 6/1

# 4 PUMPVILLE 4/1

CRAZY IVAN looks to be a quite good contender. Ought to be carefully examined - I like the figs from the last race. Strong jock with trainer numbers make this horse a solid choice. Broberg is trying to prove victorious with this horse by bringing him back so soon. TOO MUCH GONE - He ought to be given consideration given the competitive speed numbers. This racer must be bet upon at the expected high odds. PUMPVILLE - Have to consider solely on class, with some of the most respectable class numbers of this group. Reliable average Equibase Speed Figures in dirt sprint races make this racer a key contender.



Race 8 9:51pm - Claiming - 7.5 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $20,000 Class Rating: 97

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE MARCH 24, 2018 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $20,000, IF FOR $15,000, ALLOWED 2 LBS. (IF DEEMED INADVISABLE BY MANAGEMENT TO RUN THIS RACE OVER THE


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# 6 ITS ABOUT THE CAT 8/1

# 9 PEEJ 2/1

# 3 GAME LOADING 10/1

ITS ABOUT THE CAT is my selection and is a formidable value bet given the line at 8/1. This gelding looks very good in this race since Cravens has a solid win percent with horses going this distance. Have to take notice when any animal makes a quick turnaround. Cravens has this gelding moving well and is a solid pick based on the very good speed figures put up in sprint races lately. PEEJ - Always seems to be right there at the wire. Has a strong shot in this competition if you like back class. GAME LOADING - Should be given a shot here on the basis of the figures in the speed department alone. Had one of the top Speed Figures of this field in his last race.