The Walker Group

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

Hawthorne on Sunday, April 26, 2015
Please remember to always check program numbers. Odds shown are morning line.



Race 1 1:50pm - Claiming - 5.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $9,000 Class Rating: 59

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE MARCH 26 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000


RECOMMENDED CHOICES
The Walker Group Picks

# 1 WHAT'S IN A NAME 7/2

# 4 BARS N' STARS 5/2

# 3 PADDY O HEAT 9/2

I favor WHAT'S IN A NAME here. Overall the speed figures of this equine look competitive in this race. Has been moving admirably and has among the most respectable speed in the race for today's distance. With better than average trips to the winner's circle, Gudiel will most likely have this filly in excellent position to win the affair. BARS N' STARS - The handler wheels this entrant back quickly to race again. Should expect this equine to be close up at the finish versus these racers. PADDY O HEAT - This equine is highly ranked this field in earnings per start at the distance/surface.



Race 2 2:20pm - Claiming - 8.3 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $9,000 Class Rating: 84

FOR FOUR YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NOT WON A RACE SINCE OCTOBER 26. WEIGHT, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000.


RECOMMENDED CHOICES
The Walker Group Picks

# 5 CRYPTO GULCH 5/2

# 4 SPARE ME THE DRAMA 3/1

# 3 COMMON SENSE 6/1

My pick in this event is CRYPTO GULCH. Is worth considering and may be a wager - strong Speed Figures (77 average) at today's distance and surface recently. Thornton has a win percentage of 15 over the last 30 days. He has been travelling solidly lately while recording sharp speed figs. SPARE ME THE DRAMA - Displays the look of a money-making play, averaging a solid 77 Equibase speed fig which is one of the top in this group. Has very good early lick and should fare soundly versus this field. COMMON SENSE - Is a solid choice - given the 73 Equibase speed fig from his most recent race. This pony must be bet on at the expected big odds.



Race 3 2:50pm - Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $10,500 Class Rating: 74

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE MARCH 26 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $10,000


RECOMMENDED CHOICES
The Walker Group Picks

# 2 DUSTEM CAROLINA 8/5

# 3 MISS CLASSY GIRL 3/1

# 5 MELODY LANE 9/2

DUSTEM CAROLINA is my choice. Could provide positive dividends based on decent recent speed figures with an average of 62. Ought to come out strong - I have liked the way this filly has moved sharply to the front end recently. Should be carefully examined - I like the numbers from the last contest. MISS CLASSY GIRL - Has a strong shot in this race if you like back class. Randazzo has this filly moving well and is a solid pick based on the very strong speed figs garnered in sprint races recently. MELODY LANE - With Murgia on top her, this filly will probably be able to break out sharply in this event.



Race 4 3:20pm - Allowance - 8.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $23,100 Class Rating: 94

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $9,800 ONCE OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING, STARTER, OR STATE BRED ALLOWANCE OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 117 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE AT A MILE OR OVER SINCE MARCH 26 ALLOWED 3 LBS.


RECOMMENDED CHOICES
The Walker Group Picks

# 6 WILDWOOD NAFIR 5/2

# 4 PRADO U 3/1

# 3 MR. PUMPERMICHAEL 7/2

WILDWOOD NAFIR looks very strong to best this field. Will almost certainly go to the front end and could never look back. Emigh has been sizzling the last month, winning at a nifty 20 percent clip. Becker has this gelding racing well and is a competitive selection based on the very good speed figs posted in route races recently. PRADO U - Has run strongly when running a dirt route race. Garnered a sound speed figure in the latest race. Can run another good one in this affair. MR. PUMPERMICHAEL - Overall the speed figures of this horse look very good in this contest. Appears to have a very good class edge based on the latest company kept.



Race 5 3:50pm - Maiden Claiming - 8.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $13,800 Class Rating: 72

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 117 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $25,000. IN THE EVENT THAT THIS RACE IS TAKEN OFF THE TURF IT WILL BE CONTESTED AT ONE MILE AND SEVENTY YARDS ON THE MAIN TRACK.


RECOMMENDED CHOICES
The Walker Group Picks

# 1 GO BONNIE GO 1/1

# 5 SARATOGA TRUNK 5/1

# 7 BROWN SHOES 10/1

GO BONNIE GO looks to be a quite good contender. This filly ought to be given a chance just off the earnings per start in turf route events alone. Has posted formidable speed figs in turf route races in the past. With better than average trips to the winner's circle, Murrill will most likely have this filly in excellent position to win the contest. SARATOGA TRUNK - With Thornton aboard her, this filly will almost certainly be able to break out quickly here. Is a solid choice - given the 55 Equibase Speed Fig from her most recent race. BROWN SHOES - This filly is coming back in next to no time to the track. A solid 71 avg class figure may give this filly a distinct class edge versus this group of animals.



Race 6 4:20pm - Maiden Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $11,600 Class Rating: 55

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $17,500.


RECOMMENDED CHOICES
The Walker Group Picks

# 7 LAKE SNOW 4/1

# 2 A DEVIL SHE AINT 3/1

# 5 HIDE A ROSE 5/2

I've got to go with LAKE SNOW. Is tough not to consider based on Equibase speed figs which have been competitive - 61 avg - of late. Has been running quite well lately and should be close to the front end early on. Posted a strong speed rating in the most recent race. Can run another good one in this affair. A DEVIL SHE AINT - When a conditioner brings any racer back this quickly it is a positive signal. The drastic drop in company can only help out this horse this time around. HIDE A ROSE - Players get an edge when playing this conditioner in a dirt sprint race.



Race 7 4:50pm - Maiden Claiming - 8.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $13,800 Class Rating: 67

FOR MAIDENS, THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 117 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $25,000. IN THE EVENT THAT THIS RACE IS TAKEN OFF THE TURF IT WILL BE CONTESTED AT ONE MILE AND SEVENTY YARDS ON THE MAIN TRACK.


RECOMMENDED CHOICES
The Walker Group Picks

# 8 CHU CHU JOHNNIE 12/1

# 2 STAND UP GUY 5/2

# 3 JAX KEY 12/1

CHU CHU JOHNNIE looks to be a solid contender and the potential return justifies the dangerous nature of the long odds. Has performed solidly lately in route races, posting a nifty 66 avg speed figure. The drastic drop in company can only help out this entrant today. STAND UP GUY - Has to be given consideration here on the basis of the figures in the speed section alone. Solid average speed figs in turf route races make this pony a key contender.



Race 8 5:20pm - Allowance - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $23,100 Class Rating: 82

FOR ILLINOIS REGISTERED, CONCEIVED AND/OR FOALED. FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $9,800 ONCE OR A STATE BRED RACE OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING OR STARTER OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE MARCH 26 ALLOWED 3 LBS.


RECOMMENDED CHOICES
The Walker Group Picks

# 3 MY MOMENT 7/2

# 1 OH SUZANNA 5/2

# 5 PRECIOUS ABBEY 12/1

I've got to go with MY MOMENT. Players should take a good look at this one as this filly has one of the best win percentages at this distance in this field. Could best this group of horses in this race based on the speed fig - 82 - of her last outing. Is worth looking at and may be a bet - strong Equibase Speed Figures (68 average) at today's distance and surface recently. OH SUZANNA - Earnings per start at the distance/surface is a very good angle. This entrant ranks at the top in this lot. Must be considered given the class of races run lately. PRECIOUS ABBEY - Has a strong record at the distance and surface, which makes me back this filly. Should finish in the money without a doubt.



Race 9 5:50pm - Claiming - 8.3 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $9,000 Class Rating: 76

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 117 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE AT A MILE OR OVER SINCE MARCH 26 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000


RECOMMENDED CHOICES
The Walker Group Picks

# 8 WHOLEDIFFERENTGIG 6/1

# 4 ROYAL GUARDIAN 5/2

# 3 INDIAN BEAR SOUP 5/1

WHOLEDIFFERENTGIG looks respectable to best this field. Has been running very well lately and will almost certainly be close to the lead early on. Ought to be carefully examined for this event if only for the very good speed figure recorded in the last contest. I like the jockey on this gelding - very strong chance to win the race. ROYAL GUARDIAN - Has a very solid shot in this race if you like back class. Could provide positive dividends based on very strong recent Equibase speed figs with an average of 72. INDIAN BEAR SOUP - This gelding looks strong in this competition since Randazzo has a strong win percent with horses going this distance.