The Walker Group

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

Penn National on Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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Race 1 6:00pm - Maiden Claiming - 8.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $10,500 Class Rating: 59

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000.


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# 5 CATEYBUG 5/2

# 3 ANDREA'S HOPE 8/1

# 1 GUN LOBBY 2/1

CATEYBUG has a formidable shot to take this race. ANDREA'S HOPE - Looks very strong against this group of horses in this race and will most likely be one of the front-runners. GUN LOBBY - The average class fig of 49 makes this horse tough to beat. Will make a good outing versus this field.



Race 2 6:27pm - Claiming - 5.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $10,500 Class Rating: 79

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NOT WON A RACE SINCE JUNE 6. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $4,000.


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# 6 QUEEN FRANCIS 2/1

# 1 VENEZUELAN BEAUTY 5/1

# 2 FOREVER FAMOUS 8/1

I've got to go with QUEEN FRANCIS. Could beat this group given the 71 Equibase speed fig earned in her last outing. She has posted formidable numbers under today's conditions and will probably fare well versus this group of horses in this race. Has ran solidly in dirt sprint races. VENEZUELAN BEAUTY - Demonstrates the look of a money-making play, averaging a solid 67 speed rating which is one of the best in this group of horses. With one of the best riders in terms of profits at the window, don't count this filly out.



Race 3 6:54pm - Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $16,300 Class Rating: 74

FOR REGISTERED PA-BRED THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE NOVEMBER 6 ALLOWED 2 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $8,000, IF FOR $7,000, ALLOWED 2 LBS.


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# 5 ADRENALINE RUSH 9/5

# 3 SO MANY NATIVES 7/2

# 4 WISE AMIGO 6/1

ADRENALINE RUSH has a very good shot to take this race. Boasts sound speed figs on average overall when measured up against the rest of this field. Must be given consideration - I like the numbers from the last contest. Has strong Equibase Class Figures relative to this group - worth a look. SO MANY NATIVES - Could provide positive gains based on very good recent speed figures with an average of 61. Has competitive early pace and ought to fare well against this field. WISE AMIGO - This racer has to be in good form coming back to race so quickly. Has the looks of a profitable wager.



Race 4 7:22pm - Maiden Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $17,100 Class Rating: 68

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES TWO YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 121 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $15,000, IF FOR $13,000, ALLOWED 2 LBS.


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# 1 GALE STORM 3/1

# 2 NAUT A GIVER 8/1

# 4 RANSOM DAY 10/1

GALE STORM looks to be a very good contender. Will almost certainly come out strong - I have liked the way this filly has moved swiftly to the lead recently. She has been running solidly recently while recording sharp Equibase Speed Figures. Looks solid for the conditions of this contest today, showing solid figures in dirt sprint races lately. NAUT A GIVER - Blinkers off should be the key here. Keep this filly in your exotics as Beato has given backers some double digit dividends. RANSOM DAY - Salvaggio has her trained soundly to break promptly out of the starting gate. Has longshot potential and could score at big odds.



Race 5 7:49pm - SA - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $17,100 Class Rating: 100

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE STARTED FOR A CLAIMING PRICE OF $5,000 OR LESS SINCE JULY 1, 2016. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE NOVEMBER 6 ALLOWED 2 LBS. A RACE SINCE OCTOBER 6 ALLOWED 4 LBS.


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# 7 STONE BANDIT 8/1

# 6 CONDO KING 10/1

# 5 WAITIN ON ONE 2/1

STONE BANDIT is the best bet in this contest and is a decent value-based bet given the 8/1 line. Should go to the lead and may never look back. Has been constatntly racing well recently. CONDO KING - With Silvera controlling the reins on him, this gelding ought to be able to break out quickly in this event. Win percentage under similar conditions may be the key for this gelding. WAITIN ON ONE - Overall the speed figures of this horse look strong in this affair. With a nice class figure average of 103, has one of the strongest class advantages in this group.



Race 6 8:16pm - Claiming - 5.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $11,400 Class Rating: 73

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE NOVEMBER 6 ALLOWED 2 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000.


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# 9 POPPY'S SALSA 3/1

# 7 S W RUN LADDIE 5/1

# 4 FANTASTIC KITTEN 6/1

I give the nod to POPPY'S SALSA here. The average class rating of 66 makes this one tough to beat. With a formidable 66 average Equibase Speed Figure at the distance, seems well suited for today's race. This gelding with Bracho in the saddle makes him a definite contender. S W RUN LADDIE - Should be considered in here if only for the very good speed figure recorded in the last competition.



Race 7 8:43pm - Claiming - 8.3 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $19,000 Class Rating: 97

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NOT WON A RACE SINCE JUNE 6. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE AT A MILE OR OVER SINCE NOVEMBER 6 ALLOWED 2 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $15,000, IF FOR $13,000, ALLOWED 2 LBS.


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# 7 WINNING SHOT 5/1

# 2 COLORADO GRANDSLAM 9/2

# 6 SNUGGLEY BEAR 3/1

WINNING SHOT has a decent shot to take this race. Had one of the best Equibase Speed Figures of this group of horses in this race in his last contest. The average class fig of 91 makes this entrant difficult to beat. With a sound ROI of +4 this trainer has shown strong results with entries running at this distance and surface. COLORADO GRANDSLAM - Is worth serious consideration and may be a bet - strong Equibase speed figs (88 average) at today's distance and surface recently. It's a good sign that Stickler is using Otero on this horse. SNUGGLEY BEAR - Is a sharp contender based on figures earned recently under today's conditions. Might best this field here, showing competitive figs of late.



Race 8 9:10pm - Claiming - 8.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $12,400 Class Rating: 79

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE AT A MILE OR OVER SINCE NOVEMBER 6 ALLOWED 2 LBS. SUCH A RACE SINCE OCTOBER 6 ALLOWED 4 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000.


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# 2 JUST BY CHANCE 5/2

# 7 VALENTINO'S DAY 4/1

# 1 CODE NAME RAVEN 3/1

JUST BY CHANCE is my choice. He has been running well recently while recording sharp Equibase Speed Figures. Patterson has him trained quite well to break sharply out of the starting gate. Posted a strong Equibase Speed Fig in the last race. Can run another good one in this affair. VALENTINO'S DAY - Will almost certainly compete solidly in the early pace battle which bodes well with this field. Earnings per start at the distance/surface is a very good angle. This entrant ranks at the top in this field of horses. CODE NAME RAVEN - Ought to be given a chance for this event if only for the very good Equibase speed fig recorded in the last affair. Tough to pass on this gelding with Bracho in the saddle.