The Walker Group

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

Woodbine on Sunday, May 3, 2015
Please remember to always check program numbers. Odds shown are morning line.



Race 1 1:00pm - Claiming - 5.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $32,600 Class Rating: 79

FOR FILLIES THREE YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 121 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE APRIL 3 ALLOWED 2 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $25,000, IF FOR $23,500, ALLOWED 2 LBS.


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# 2 SPLENDID GLORY 2/1

# 1 CIRCLE THE WORLD 5/2

# 5 MIA'S RAINBOW 4/1

I think SPLENDID GLORY is a formidable choice. Is worth considering and may be a wager - strong Speed Figures (58 average) at today's distance and surface recently. Ought to compete soundly in the early pace battle which bodes well with this field. CIRCLE THE WORLD - Has run solidly when moving a dirt sprint race. With Ramsammy uptop her, this filly will probably be able to break out quickly in this event. MIA'S RAINBOW - A solid 82 avg class fig may give this filly a distinct class edge versus this group of horses. She should be given a chance given the strong speed figs.



Race 2 1:29pm - SA - 8.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $23,500 Class Rating: 97

FOR FOUR YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE STARTED FOR A CLAIMING PRICE OF $12,500 OR LESS IN 2014-2015. WEIGHT, 116 LBS. FOR EACH WON IN 2014-2015, ADDITIONAL 2 LBS.


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# 6 NOLANGRANT'SKITTEN 2/1

# 4 MOONSHINE MARTINI 9/2

# 2 MILLIONINTHEMAKING 3/1

I lean toward NOLANGRANT'SKITTEN here. Will likely be one of the early speedsters of the group going into the halfway point of the race. Seems to have a very good class edge based on the latest company kept. Have to believe this one will do well following the quick turnaround. MOONSHINE MARTINI - He has been running admirably and the Equibase Speed Figs are among the top in this group. I like the jock on this gelding - decent chance to win the contest. MILLIONINTHEMAKING - Must be considered in this race if only for the very strong Equibase Speed Figure put up in the last race. He has garnered very good numbers under today's conditions and should fare well versus this group.



Race 3 2:00pm - Maiden Claiming - 7.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $20,000 Class Rating: 68

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES THREE YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 121 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $16,000, IF FOR $15,000, ALLOWED 2 LBS.


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# 2 VICKY'S SECRET 9/5

# 6 ZIPLINE 3/1

# 5 JEFFREYS GIRL 6/1

VICKY'S SECRET should be supported as the wager in here. Her 51 average has this filly with among the strongest speed figures in this race. She has recorded very strong figs under today's conditions and will almost certainly fare well versus this group. Have to believe this entrant will do well following the quick turnaround. ZIPLINE - Should compete very well in the pace contest which bodes well with this group. Has to be given consideration in this race if only for the formidable speed rating recorded in the last race. JEFFREYS GIRL - This filly has some longshot angles I like to play. In this field, this horse is at the top in earnings per start in dirt sprint events.



Race 4 2:31pm - Maiden Claiming - 5.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $18,000 Class Rating: 68

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES THREE YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 121 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $10,000, IF FOR $9,500, ALLOWED 2 LBS.


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# 9 R COCO CHANEL 3/1

# 2B LADY MADELEINE 8/1

# 7 BIRDIE NUM NUMS 9/2

R COCO CHANEL looks to be a very strong contender. Has been racing in the most competitive company of the group recently. Sound average speed figures in dirt sprint races make this racer a solid contender. Could best this group based on the Equibase speed fig - 63 - of her last contest. LADY MADELEINE - Strong profits over time for this rider and trainer duo. Earning some nice money in dirt sprint contests. BIRDIE NUM NUMS - She looks quite good in this spot and I expect will be on the lead or close at the midpoint. Had one of the strongest Equibase Speed Figs of this field in her last outing.



Race 5 3:05pm - Claiming - 5.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $16,000 Class Rating: 81

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE APRIL 3 ALLOWED 2 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $6,250, IF FOR $6,000, ALLOWED 2 LBS.


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# 4 SARATOGA BOY 9/5

# 2 FILL YOUR BOOTS 6/1

# 1 MAKAR 2/1

I've got to go with SARATOGA BOY. This gelding has been consistently running well in his latest outings. Highly ranked earnings per start at the distance/surface in this lot. Has performed strongly recently in sprint races, posting a nifty 84 avg speed figure. FILL YOUR BOOTS - The big drop in company can only aid this horse this time around. Have to think this animal will do well again this time around. MAKAR - Players using horses with this jockey and handler combo have done well lately. He looks quite good in this slot and I expect will be on the lead or close at the midpoint.



Race 6 3:37pm - Maiden Special Weight - 6.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $55,900 Class Rating: 81

FOR MAIDENS, THREE YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 121 LBS.


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# 1 LIBERTY RIDE 5/2

# 4 TRANSFORMATIVE 2/1

# 6 CHARLIE'S WISDOM 6/1

LIBERTY RIDE is my choice. Displays sound speed figures on average overall when compared with the rest of this group. Players have been noting speed boosts from horses changing equipment (blinkers on today). Had one of the best Equibase Speed Figures of this field in his last competition. TRANSFORMATIVE - In this field, this entrant is highly ranked earnings per start in dirt sprint races. Should expect a much stronger attempt with the drop. CHARLIE'S WISDOM - Gonzalez and Campbell have won 18 percent of their races giving this racer a strong chance. He looks solid in this spot and I expect will be on the front end or close at the midpoint.



Race 7 4:09pm - Maiden Claiming - 5.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $28,700 Class Rating: 73

FOR MAIDENS, THREE YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 121 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $32,000, IF FOR $30,000, ALLOWED 2 LBS.


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# 2 POLLYWANNACRACKER 8/1

# 3 DIXIE ONE 2/1

# 9 HONKEYTONK MAN 7/2

I've got to go with POLLYWANNACRACKER and is a very good value-based bet given the 8/1 line. Will most likely come out solid - I have liked the way this colt has moved quickly to the front end recently. Recorded a strong Equibase speed fig in the last race. Can run another good one in this race. DIXIE ONE - Overall the speed figures of this animal look strong in this contest. He has posted respectable figures under today's conditions and will probably fare well against this group. HONKEYTONK MAN - His chances to prove victorious are much better this time around facing this softer field. Earnings per start at the distance/surface is a very good handicapping angle. This entrant ranks at the top in this bunch.



Race 8 4:41pm - Stakes - 7.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $150,000 Class Rating: 95 Fury S.

FURY S. - FOR THREE-YEAR-OLD FILLIES, FOALED IN CANADA. BY SUBSCRIPTION OF $150 EACH WHICH SHALL ACCOMPANY THE NOMINATION AND AN ADDITIONAL $1,500 WHEN MAKING ENTRY. THE PURSE TO BE DIVIDED: 60% TO THE WINNER, 20% TO SECOND, 10% TO THIRD, 5% TO FOURTH, 2% TO FIFTH, 1% TO SIXTH, 1% TO SEVENTH, 1% TO EIGHTH. WEIGHT: 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A SWEEPSTAKES OF $60,000 THREE TIMES,


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# 2 LONDON TOWER 3/1

# 6 BROOKLYNSWAY 2/1

# 7 ZIA 10/1

LONDON TOWER looks like the bet in here. Her 94 average has this filly with among the top Equibase speed figs in this competition. Is a contender - given the 95 speed figure from her most recent race. She looks competitive in this spot and I expect will be on the lead or close at the halfway point. BROOKLYNSWAY - She has decent class ratings, averaging 87, and has to be given a shot in this event. Is difficult not to examine based on speed figures which have been formidable - 81 avg - of late.



Race 9 5:13pm - Claiming - 5.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $32,600 Class Rating: 97

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE APRIL 3 ALLOWED 2 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $25,000, IF FOR $23,500, ALLOWED 2 LBS.


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# 5 EXECUTIVE FIVE 2/1

# 2 BET ON JACK 5/1

# 4 ORO VERO 8/5

EXECUTIVE FIVE looks very strong to best this field. Ought to be given a shot here on the basis of the numbers in the speed department alone. Has very strong front-end speed and will probably fare admirably against this group. The Equibase Speed Figure of 86 from his latest affair looks quite good in here. BET ON JACK - This gelding looks like a longshot play. The average class fig alone makes this horse a definite contender. ORO VERO - Has been running admirably lately and will most likely be on the lead early on. Garnered a competitive speed figure last time out.



Race 10 5:45pm - Maiden Claiming - 5.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $18,000 Class Rating: 72

FOR MAIDENS, FOUR YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. WEIGHT, 122 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $10,000, IF FOR $9,500, ALLOWED 2 LBS.


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# 6 FINGERTIPS 5/2

# 2 KAYEZ 2/1

# 1 DARING DAN 20/1

FINGERTIPS has a very strong shot to take this race. Has competitive Equibase Speed Figures and has to be considered for a bet in this race. Had one of the best Equibase Speed Figs of this field in his last contest. Has a very strong shot in this event if you like back class. KAYEZ - Has run quite well when running a dirt sprint race. Has been running admirably lately and will almost certainly be on the lead early on. DARING DAN - Has been running solidly lately and will most likely be up near the lead early on. Put up a very good Equibase Speed Figure last time out.