The Walker Group

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

Canterbury on Monday, May 25, 2015
Please remember to always check program numbers. Odds shown are morning line.



Race 1 12:47pm - Maiden - 300 yards on the Dirt. Purse: $11,500 Class Rating: 74

QUARTER HORSE 300Y, FOR MAIDENS, THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 124 LBS.; OLDER, 126 LBS.


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# 1 INTREPID JESS 6/1

# 4 WALLEY 3/1

# 2 MY DYNASTY CHICK 5/2

INTREPID JESS has a solid shot to take this race. Ran a solid last race. WALLEY - Displays solid Equibase speed figs on average overall when compared with the rest of this group. Had one of the most respectable speed figures of this group of horses in his last contest. MY DYNASTY CHICK - With Murphy controlling the reins on her, this filly should be able to break out quickly here. Recorded a strong Equibase Speed Figure in the latest race. Can run another good one in this race.



Race 2 1:15pm - Maiden Claiming - 5.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $10,500 Class Rating: 46

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $6,250. MINNESOTA BRED CLAIMING PRICE $10,000.


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# 1 WHO IS LIDO 3/1

# 6 SWEET G 2/1

# 4 JOLLY BEE 5/1

WHO IS LIDO is my choice. Recent figures for the rider - 18 win percent - make this filly stand out in this group of animals. Players should feel comfortable with this selection given Goncalves's recent returns at the window. Earnings per start at the distance/surface is a strong angle. This one ranks at the top in this field. SWEET G - Recent figs for the jockey - 37 win percent - make this filly stand out in this group of horses. I think having Butler ride this filly is a smart choice.



Race 3 1:43pm - Maiden Special Weight - 7.5 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $28,000 Class Rating: 80

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


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# 5 SHOCK THE CLOCK 7/2

# 8 SUMMER TIGER 5/2

# 2 GOING FOR MILES 4/1

SHOCK THE CLOCK seems to be the wager in here. Garnered a very good speed figure last time out. Overall, has one of the top earnings per start in turf sprint events in this group. Will most likely come out strong - I have liked the way this gelding has moved sharply to the front end recently. SUMMER TIGER - Vaunts formidable speed figures on average overall when matched with the rest of this group of horses in this race. Trainer has sharp win rate (16 percent) at this distance and surface. GOING FOR MILES - With a solid 72 average speed figure at the distance, seems well suited for today's affair. Looks very good to be close to the lead at the first call.



Race 4 2:21pm - Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $12,500 Class Rating: 82

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NOT WON TWO RACES IN 2015. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000 MINNESOTA BRED CLAIMING PRICE $7,500.


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# 6 FIRE GAME 8/1

# 3 PAPA SMITTY 3/1

# 4 SENOR TREMENDO 5/1

I've got to go with FIRE GAME especially at a such a nice price. Is a contender - given the 82 speed figure from his most recent race. Is worth a close look and may be a wager - strong speed figures (72 average) at today's distance and surface lately. No strangers to the winner's circle, Turco and Fackler will most likely have this gelding breaking away from the field. PAPA SMITTY - Has competitive early lick and should fare solidly against this group. Has solid Equibase Class Figures relative to this group - worth a look. SENOR TREMENDO - Recorded a reliable Equibase Speed Figure in the most recent race. Can run another good one in this contest. With a solid return on investment of +27 this handler has shown very strong results with entries running at this distance and surface.



Race 5 3:02pm - Claiming - 7.5 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $14,500 Class Rating: 95

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE APRIL 25 ALLOWED 2 LBS. A RACE SINCE MARCH 25 ALLOWED 4 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $7,500 MINNESOTA BRED CLAIMING PRICE $12,500. (IF MANAGEMENT DEEMS IT INADVISABLE TO RUN THIS RACE ON THE TURF, TWO-YEAR-OLD


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# 10 KEEP ME POSTED 4/1

# 3 GENTLE AS A BREEZE 7/2

# 7 AFRICAN GRAY 5/1

KEEP ME POSTED should be supported as the bet in here. Recent numbers for the rider - 27 win percent - make this gelding stand out in this group. The speed rating of 92 from his last affair looks very good in here. Has competitive Equibase Speed Figures and has to be considered for a bet in this contest. GENTLE AS A BREEZE - He has been running soundly lately while recording strong Equibase Speed Figures. Will more than likely be one of the front-runners of the group going into the midpoint of the race. AFRICAN GRAY - Is a key contender - given the 92 Equibase Speed Fig from his most recent race.



Race 6 3:40pm - Claiming - 5.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $10,500 Class Rating: 75

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $6,250. MINNESOTA BRED CLAIMING PRICE $10,000.


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# 3 DA'S LEGACY 10/1

# 1 CALL TO RACE 3/1

# 8 DECANTERED 10/1

DA'S LEGACY looks respectable to best this field particularly if the morning line of 10/1 holds. CALL TO RACE - Brinson has this gelding racing well and is a very good pick based on the very good speed figures garnered in sprint races recently. He has been running strongly and the speed figs are among the best in this group of animals. DECANTERED - Has solid Equibase Class Figures relative to this group - worth a look. One of the strongest win percentages between this jock and handler make this gelding dangerous.



Race 7 4:10pm - Stakes - 5.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $75,000 Class Rating: 105 Honor the Hero S.

HONOR THE HERO S. - FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD. FREE TO NOMINATE, $400 TO PASS THE ENTRY BOX AND $400 ADDITIONAL TO START WITH $75,000 GUARANTEED OF WHICH $45,000 GUARANTEED TO THE OWNER OF THE WINNER. ALL OTHER PURSE MONIES PAID CORRESPONDING WITH PURSE SCHEDULE IN CONDITION BOOK. WEIGHTS:


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# 4 SCORCHER 8/1

# 2 EL SEVENTYSEVEN 2/1

# 6 CASTLETOWN 5/2

I favor SCORCHER in this contest and is a very good value-based bet given the 8/1 line. Well above average win clip at this distance/surface. Will almost certainly come out strong - I have liked the way this gelding has moved speedily to the front end recently. EL SEVENTYSEVEN - The speed rating of 104 from his last race looks solid in here. His 97 average has this gelding with among the best speed figures in this race. CASTLETOWN - Has earned sound Equibase Speed Figs in turf sprint races in the past. Has a solid record at the distance and surface, which makes me give the nod to this gelding.



Race 8 4:39pm - Claiming - 5.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $10,500 Class Rating: 61

FOR MN-BRED FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $10,000.


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# 6 ROYAL BLUFF 5/1

# 5 MELISSA'S SHADOW 9/2

# 1 LIL' GIZMO 10/1

ROYAL BLUFF looks to be a very good contender. Pfeifer is trying to prove victorious with this entrant by bringing her back so quickly. Have to take a chance on this mare with the formidable earnings per start in dirt sprint races. Has longshot possibilities and could win at big odds. MELISSA'S SHADOW - Always good to invest in a trainer with this kind of solid win percentage - 16 percent - at this distance & surface. With Vergara uptop her, this filly should be able to break out early in this event. LIL' GIZMO - Likely to see a much improved effort with the drop. Has strong Equibase Class Figures relative to this field - worth a look.



Race 9 5:15pm - Optional Claiming - 8.3 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $32,000 Class Rating: 105

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING, STARTER, OR STATE BRED OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES OR CLAIMING PRICE $35,000. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE AT ONE MILE OR OVER SINCE APRIL 25 ALLOWED 2 LBS. SUCH A RACE SINCE MARCH 25 ALLOWED 4 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $35,000 (RACES WHERE ENTERED FOR $20,000


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# 10 STONEY FLEECE 12/1

# 7 WARONTHEHOMEFRONT 7/2

# 9 AL'S UNCLE 5/1

STONEY FLEECE looks to be the bet in here and could score at a price in here. This horse could surprise this field of horses at a nice price. This equine is highly ranked this group of animals in earnings per start at the distance/surface. Has to be considered against this group displaying respectable figs lately and an average speed figure of 97 under similar conditions. AL'S UNCLE - A solid 107 avg class fig may give this gelding a distinct class edge against this group of horses in this race. He has garnered very strong figs under today's conditions and should fare well against this group of horses.