The Walker Group

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

Evangeline Downs on Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Race 1 5:50pm - SO - 8.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $14,000 Class Rating: 97

FOR FOUR YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE STARTED FOR A CLAIMING PRICE OF $5,000 OR LESS IN 2015 - 2016 OR CLAIMING PRICE $10,000. WEIGHT, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE AT A MILE OR OVER SINCE APRIL 25, 2016 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $10,000


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# 1 TAKING CHARGE 9/2

# 8 LOU'S DELTA BLUES 8/1

# 1A IDOL CAT 9/2

My selection for this event is TAKING CHARGE. Demonstrates the look of a money-making play, averaging a solid 86 speed figure which is one of the most respectable in this field. Has very good Equibase Class Figures relative to this group - worth a look. Has to be carefully examined against this field displaying quite good numbers lately and an average Equibase Speed Figure of 88 under similar conditions. IDOL CAT - Looks decent to be on or close to the lead at the first call.



Race 2 6:17pm - Claiming - 8.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $10,000 Class Rating: 83

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $10,000, IF FOR $8,000, ALLOWED 3 LBS.


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# 1 NORDIC BULL 5/1

# 5 PRIME POWER 2/1

# 1A QUIET SEDUCTION 5/1

NORDIC BULL looks very strong to best this field. Solid average speed figures in dirt route races make this horse a contender. Boasts strong speed figs on average overall when compared with the rest of this field. Could best this field based on the Equibase Speed Figure - 76 - of his last contest. PRIME POWER - He has recorded competitive figures under today's conditions and will probably fare well versus this group of horses in this race. This pony has a wonderful winning percentage in dirt routes. QUIET SEDUCTION - Has very good early speed and will almost certainly fare quite well versus this group. Recorded a formidable speed figure in the last race. Can run another good one in this contest.



Race 3 6:44pm - Maiden Claiming - 5.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $12,500 Class Rating: 57

FOR ACCREDITED LA BRED MAIDENS, THREE YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 120 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $7,500.


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# 8 MI PADRE 4/1

# 1 ANDWE'LLBESWINGING 6/1

# 5 KID CRIMSON 5/1

MI PADRE is the top wager in this race. This field is much softer than the last one he faced. If you look closely, this horse has some longshot possibilities. Is worth taking a close look at and may be a wager - strong Equibase Speed Figures (58 average) at today's distance and surface as of late. ANDWE'LLBESWINGING - Recorded a reliable Equibase Speed Figure in the most recent race. Can run another good one in this affair. KID CRIMSON - He has formidable class ratings, averaging 66, and has to be given a shot here.



Race 4 7:11pm - Claiming - 5.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $12,000 Class Rating: 81

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $15,000, IF FOR $12,500, ALLOWED 3 LBS.


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# 2 WHAT A IMAGE 7/2

# 3 CALLITWHATYAWANT 10/1

# 6 POWER AND GRACE 8/1

WHAT A IMAGE is the best bet in this race. Is tough not to consider given the company run in lately. Is worth considering and may be a wager - strong speed figures (77 average) at today's distance and surface recently. Difficult to pass on this colt with Clark in the saddle. CALLITWHATYAWANT - Earned a reliable speed figure in the latest race. Can run another good one in this race. Is tough not to look at based on speed figures which have been quite good - 69 avg - of late. POWER AND GRACE - Has to be carefully examined against this group of horses in this race displaying respectable figs recently and an average speed figure of 81 under similar conditions. With a strong 75 speed fig last time out, will clearly be a factor in this contest.



Race 5 7:38pm - Claiming - 5.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $7,500 Class Rating: 62

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000.


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# 11 LIL ELLA B. 6/1

# 5 TOUCH TIME 8/1

# 6 MY GAL CHARLIE 8/1

LIL ELLA B. looks very strong to best this field. Appears to have a respectable class edge based on the most recent company kept. Has performed soundly lately in sprint races, posting a nifty 60 avg Equibase speed fig. TOUCH TIME - Put up a solid speed figure in the latest race. Can run another good one in this affair. MY GAL CHARLIE - Win percentage one of the strongest in this field.



Race 6 8:05pm - Claiming - 8.3 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $8,500 Class Rating: 71

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON FOUR RACES OR WHICH HAVE NOT WON A RACE SINCE NOVEMBER 25, 2015. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000.


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# 9 SLEW CITY LOU 3/1

# 8 SPICY AFLEET 5/1

# 6 GATO MOJADO 4/1

My pick here is SLEW CITY LOU. Is worth looking at and may be a bet - strong Equibase Speed Figures (74 average) at today's distance and surface as of late. The average class figure alone makes this one a solid choice. Has very strong Speed Figures and has to be considered for a bet in this event. SPICY AFLEET - Last time out, this mare faced a rougher crew. The Equibase Speed Fig of 64 from her most recent race looks solid in here. GATO MOJADO - Had one of the best Equibase speed figs of this field in her last race. Breaux and Saenz have a good win percent together.



Race 7 8:32pm - Claiming - 6.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $7,500 Class Rating: 63

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000.


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# 3 TOUGH TO THE BONE 4/1

# 7 STORMING BY YAWL 8/1

# 14 BURNING BRIDGES 8/1

TOUGH TO THE BONE looks to be a respectable contender. Must be considered a contender on earnings per start at the distance/surface alone. Has been racing solidly and has among the best speed in the race for today's distance. His 54 average has this gelding with among the strongest speed figures in this race. STORMING BY YAWL - Should definitely be considered for this event if only for the solid speed rating earned in the last contest. BURNING BRIDGES - He has a formidable distance/surface win record - 1 - 2.



Race 8 8:59pm - Claiming - 8.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $17,000 Class Rating: 73

FOR ACCREDITED LA BRED THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $15,000, IF FOR $12,500, ALLOWED 3 LBS.


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# 8 RUNNIN SKY 8/1

# 4 KID CREOLE 3/1

# 1A SAINT NO MORE 9/2

My selection in this contest is RUNNIN SKY and is a very good value-based bet given the 8/1 line. Could beat this group given the 74 Equibase speed fig put up in his last outing. KID CREOLE - Will probably be one of the front-runners of the bunch going into the midpoint of the affair. With a solid 70 average speed fig at the distance, seems well suited for today's race.



Race 9 9:26pm - Maiden Claiming - 5.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $9,000 Class Rating: 43

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES AND MARES THREE, FOUR, FIVE, AND SIX YEARS OLD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $10,000.


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# 10 ALIVIA'S PRIDE 7/2

# 7 BAYOULAND KELLEY 8/1

# 6 FLASHME SOME CASH 20/1

My pick in this competition is ALIVIA'S PRIDE. Has formidable early lick and ought to fare solidly against this group of horses in this race. Has to be considered a contender on earnings per start at the distance/surface alone. Should expect a much improved attempt with the drop. BAYOULAND KELLEY - The Equibase class figure of today's contest is much lower than her last contest. FLASHME SOME CASH - Meeting a much less demanding field of horses than last time out.