The Walker Group

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

Aqueduct on Friday, November 24, 2017
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Race 1 11:50am - Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $27,000 Class Rating: 78

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE IN 2017 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $16,000.


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# 4 LEAH'S DREAM 5/2

# 8 OUR WHIM 2/1

# 5 HOLY GOLD 12/1

LEAH'S DREAM is my choice. She has earned formidable figures under today's conditions and will almost certainly fare well versus this group. The average class fig alone makes this entrant a contender. Her 70 average has this filly with among the strongest speed figs in this competition. OUR WHIM - Posted a very good speed figure last time out. May best this group here, showing strong figures of late. HOLY GOLD - Looks very strong versus this group and will probably be one of the early speedsters. Had one of the top speed figures of this group in her last contest.



Race 2 12:20pm - Maiden Claiming - 6.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $46,000 Class Rating: 73

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES TWO YEARS OLD FOALED IN NEW YORK STATE AND APPROVED BY THE NEW YORK STATE-BRED REGISTRY. WEIGHT, 120 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $50,000.


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# 4 SALTY SMILE 5/2

# 1 BIG EXPENSE 4/1

# 3 MISSIMPAZI 3/1

SALTY SMILE has a competitive shot to take this race. Reliable average Equibase Speed Figures in dirt sprint races make this animal a contender. Is a contender - given the 62 Equibase Speed Fig from her most recent race. Must be given a shot given the class of races run lately. BIG EXPENSE - May best this field here, showing very good figs of late. Recorded a solid speed rating in the latest race. Can run another good one in this race. MISSIMPAZI - With Lopez controlling the reins on her, this filly will probably be able to break out sharply in this event. With a nice class rating average of 81, has one of the most competitive class advantages in this group of horses.



Race 3 12:50pm - Stakes - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $100,000 Class Rating: 93 Key Cents S.

KEY CENTS S. - FOR FILLIES TWO-YEARS-OLD FOALED IN NEW YORK STATE AND APPROVED BY THE NEW YORK STATE-BRED REGISTRY. BY SUBSCRIPTION OF $100 EACH WHICH SHOULD ACCOMPANY THE NOMINATION; $500 TO PASS THE ENTRY BOX AND AN ADDITIONAL $500 TO START. FOR HORSES NOT ORIGINALLY NOMINATED, A SUPPLEMENTAL PAYMENT OF $1,000 ALONG WITH THE ENTRY AND STARTING FEES MAY BE MADE AT ANY TIME PRIOR TO


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# 8 TAYLER'S THE BOSS 4/1

# 7 PURE SILVER 5/2

# 6 INDY'S LADY 3/1

I think TAYLER'S THE BOSS is a decent choice. Had one of the best speed figures of this group of horses in this race in her last race. Win percentage with this jockey and conditioner combo - 18 percent - solid. PURE SILVER - Shows signs of the look of a profitable play, averaging a solid 77 speed figure which is one of the best in this group. Trainer boasts sharp win numbers at this distance and surface. INDY'S LADY - Had one of the best speed figures of this group in her last race. It's a good sign that Englehart is using Ortiz on this entrant.



Race 4 1:20pm - Allowance - 8.5 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $67,000 Class Rating: 104

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $10,000 OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING, STARTER, OR STATE BRED ALLOWANCE OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 121 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE OTHER THAN CLAIMING OR STARTER AT A MILE OR OVER IN 2017 ALLOWED 2 LBS. A RACE OTHER THAN CLAIMING OR STARTER AT ANY DISTANCE IN


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# 7 RAPT 4/1

# 4 BUSINESS EXPENSE 3/1

# 8 KRAMPUS 5/2

RAPT is the strongest bet in this race. Had one of the best speed figures of this group in his last race. Has the look of a lucrative play. BUSINESS EXPENSE - He should be considered given the very good speed figs. Look for a quite good pace improvement from this equine who enters with second time Lasix today. KRAMPUS - Could best this group based on the Equibase speed fig - 104 - of his last affair. Mott has this gelding racing well and is a solid selection based on the respectable speed figs put up in route races lately.



Race 5 1:50pm - Maiden Claiming - 6.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $46,000 Class Rating: 78

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES TWO YEARS OLD FOALED IN NEW YORK STATE AND APPROVED BY THE NEW YORK STATE-BRED REGISTRY. WEIGHT, 120 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $50,000.


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# 7 MY ROXY GIRL 5/2

# 3 GO KELLY GO 3/1

# 2 SIMONA 12/1

I think MY ROXY GIRL is a solid choice. Is tough not to look at based on Equibase Speed Figures which have been formidable - 64 avg - of late. Recorded a very good Equibase speed fig last time out. A solid 76 avg Equibase class rating may give this filly a distinct class edge against this field. GO KELLY GO - Since this horse changes blinkers - on - there is a formidable chance for a speed improvement in today's contest. Has run soundly when running a dirt sprint race. SIMONA - This filly is a solid choice based on her earnings per start in dirt sprint races. This filly gets a boost with Davis in the saddle.



Race 6 2:20pm - Allowance - 6.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $57,000 Class Rating: 94

OUTER TURF FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD FOALED IN NEW YORK STATE AND APPROVED BY THE NEW YORK STATE-BRED REGISTRY WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $13,000 ONCE OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING, OR STARTER OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE OTHER THAN CLAIMING OR STARTER IN 2017 ALLOWED


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# 7 LULU'S BLUES 15/1

# 8 STRAWBERRY TEQUILA 10/1

# 4 HIGH JINGO 3/1

LULU'S BLUES is my choice and is a respectable value wager given the line. HIGH JINGO - The speed fig of 98 from her most recent contest looks very strong in here. Has been travelling solidly and has among the strongest speed in the race for today's distance.



Race 7 2:50pm - Maiden Special Weight - 6.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $60,000 Class Rating: 83

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES TWO YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 120 LBS.


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# 1 DANYELLI 7/2

# 7 SOLITARY GEM 8/1

# 8 PINK SANDS 5/2

I've got to go with DANYELLI. Rodriguez has this filly running well and is a solid choice based on the respectable speed figures earned in sprint races recently. Has a strong shot in this event if you like back class. Recent numbers for the jock - 16 win percent - make this filly stand out in this field. SOLITARY GEM - Gyarmati has this filly travelling well and is a very strong choice based on the very good speed figures earned in sprint races as of late. Appears to be the type to be helped with second time Lasix here. PINK SANDS - Shows strong Speed Figures on average overall when measured up against the rest of this group of animals. A solid 82 avg class rating may give this filly a distinct class edge against this group.



Race 8 3:20pm - Stakes - 8.5 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $150,000 Class Rating: 106 Gio Ponti S.

GIO PONTI S. - OUTER TURF FOR THREE YEAR OLDS. BY SUBSCRIPTION OF $150 EACH WHICH SHOULD ACCOMPANY THE NOMINATION; $750 TO PASS THE ENTRY BOX AND AN ADDITIONAL $750 TO START. FOR HORSES NOT ORIGINALLY NOMINATED, A SUPPLEMENTAL PAYMENT OF $1,500 ALONG WITH THE ENTRY AND STARTING FEES MAY BE MADE AT ANY TIME PRIOR TO THE CLOSING OF ENTRIES. THE PURSE TO BE


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# 4 SECRETARY AT WAR 3/1

# 9 FUEL THE BERN 12/1

# 5 HIEROGLYPHICS 4/1

My selection for this event is SECRETARY AT WAR. Should be considered here on the basis of the numbers in the speed realm alone. Is a definite contender - given the 107 Equibase Speed Figure from his most recent race. A solid 100 avg Equibase class rating may give this colt a distinct class edge against this group. FUEL THE BERN - Very strong gains have been scored by gamblers using this jock and trainer duo lately. Very good shot today with second time Lasix. HIEROGLYPHICS - Has been running admirably lately and ought to be close to the lead early on. I can't pass on this colt given one of the most respectable jock and conditioner combos on the grounds.



Race 9 3:50pm - Stakes - 9.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $250,000 Class Rating: 99 Comely S. (Grade 3)

COMELY S. - GRADE 3 FOR FILLIES THREE YEARS OLD. BY SUBSCRIPTION OF $250 EACH WHICH SHOULD ACCOMPANY THE NOMINATION; $1,250 TO PASS THE ENTRY BOX AND AN ADDITIONAL $1,250 TO START. FOR HORSES NOT ORIGINALLY NOMINATED, A SUPPLEMENTAL NOMINATION PAYMENT OF $2,500 ALONG WITH THE ENTRY AND STARTING FEES MAY BE MADE AT ANY TIME PRIOR TO THE CLOSING OF ENTRIES. THE PURSE TO BE DIVIDED 60% TO


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# 5 ACTRESS 2/1

# 2 YOU KNOW TOO 20/1

# 4 BONITA BIANCA 10/1

ACTRESS is the strongest bet in this race. With a strong 99 average speed figure at the distance, seems well suited for today's contest. The speed figure of 99 from her last contest looks strong in here. Seems to have a strong class edge based on the latest company kept. YOU KNOW TOO - With a solid 97 speed fig last time out, will clearly be a factor in this contest. With a solid 94 average speed rating at the distance, seems well suited for today's contest. BONITA BIANCA - Had one of the best Equibase Speed Figures of this group of animals in her last outing. Rodriguez has a very strong win percent with horses racing in dirt route races.



Race 10 4:20pm - Maiden Claiming - 8.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $46,000 Class Rating: 90

FOR MAIDENS, TWO YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 120 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $50,000.


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# 8 CONGRUITY 2/1

# 12 GIO LEMON 8/1

# 7 CULLUM ROAD 7/2

CONGRUITY is my choice. He looks competitive in this spot and I expect will be on the front end or close at the halfway point. He should have a strong performance versus this softer group. Solid average speed figures in turf route races make this horse a definite contender. GIO LEMON - Make a note that this horse runs with second time Lasix today. Could provide positive returns based on competitive recent speed figures with an average of 78. CULLUM ROAD - The class fig of today's race is much lower than his last race. Over time, this trainer has a formidable return on investment at this distance/surface.