The Walker Group

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

Hawthorne on Saturday, November 18, 2017
Please remember to always check program numbers. Odds shown are morning line.

TrackMaster Performance Cycles are now included at no extra charge, please use the link above to access your report.


Race 1 3:10pm - Claiming - 8.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $8,000 Class Rating: 78

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NOT WON TWO RACES SINCE MAY 18 OR WHICH HAVE NOT WON THREE RACES IN 2016 - 2017 OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON FOUR RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 121 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE AT A MILE OR OVER SINCE OCTOBER 18 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000


RECOMMENDED CHOICES
The Walker Group Picks

# 5 GO BONNIE GO 2/1

# 1 COMMERCIAL APPEAL 5/1

# 3 CHOSEN FACTS 8/1

My selection for this event is GO BONNIE GO. She has posted very good figs under today's conditions and ought to fare well versus this group. Her 72 average has this mare with among the most respectable speed figures in this competition. With a quite good 77 speed figure last time out, will clearly be a factor in this affair. COMMERCIAL APPEAL - Santiago has been on fire the last month, winning at a nifty 18 percent rate. Has to be given a chance based on the solid Equibase Speed Fig recorded in the last contest. CHOSEN FACTS - In against a much softer lot than last time out. Earning some nice money in dirt route contests.



Race 2 3:38pm - Maiden Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $10,000 Class Rating: 60

FOR MAIDENS, TWO YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 121 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $15,000.


RECOMMENDED CHOICES
The Walker Group Picks

# 3 MACHO ALPHA 7/2

# 4 RAISEDONROCKNROLL 5/2

# 7 ITCHING FOR ATTACK 15/1

I've got to go with MACHO ALPHA. Has earned formidable Equibase Speed Figures in dirt sprint races in the past. Is tough not to consider based on Equibase Speed Figures which have been solid - 51 avg - of late. With Ulloa aboard him, this gelding ought to be able to break out early in here. RAISEDONROCKNROLL - Last time out, this colt was up against a tougher field. Earnings per start in dirt sprint races is strong for this animal. ITCHING FOR ATTACK - Looks quite good to be on or close to the lead at the first call. Have to look at solely on class, with some of the strongest class figs of this group.



Race 3 4:06pm - Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $11,200 Class Rating: 89

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS OR FOUR YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE OCTOBER 18 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $20,000


RECOMMENDED CHOICES
The Walker Group Picks

# 7 VINNARDINI 3/1

# 2 MATTHEW'S THUNDER 10/1

# 1 OUTBACK JACK 9/2

VINNARDINI appears to be the bet in here. Has been racing soundly in races of this distance, going 3 / 7 under similar conditions. Earnings per start at the distance/surface is a good handicapping key. This one ranks at the top in this field of horses. MATTHEW'S THUNDER - Has formidable front speed and ought to fare soundly against this group. No strangers to the winner's circle, Pompell and Diego will probably have this gelding breaking away from the field. OUTBACK JACK - Could best this group of horses in this race based on the Equibase Speed Figure - 82 - of his last outing. Win percentage under similar conditions may be the key for this gelding.



Race 4 4:34pm - Maiden Claiming - 5.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $7,800 Class Rating: 54

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $6,250.


RECOMMENDED CHOICES
The Walker Group Picks

# 3 AIN'T THAT FUNNY 9/2

# 8 EVA DESTRUCTION 4/1

# 10 LADY JOY 5/1

My selection for this race is AIN'T THAT FUNNY. Has run soundly when racing a dirt sprint race. Must be given a chance as she drops to compete against this less demanding field. LADY JOY - This conditioner has done admirably as of late with entries racing at this distance and surface.



Race 5 5:02pm - Claiming - 8.3 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $8,000 Class Rating: 73

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES OR WHICH HAVE NOT WON A RACE SINCE MAY 18. THREE YEAR OLDS, 121 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE AT A MILE OR OVER SINCE OCTOBER 18 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000


RECOMMENDED CHOICES
The Walker Group Picks

# 2 CLASSY STUDENT 4/1

# 8 DESCARADO 8/5

# 4 SILENT CONGRATS 9/2

CLASSY STUDENT looks competitive to best this field. Have to bet on this mare with the solid earnings per start in dirt route contests. Has longshot potential and could prove victorious at a big price. Could best this group based on the Equibase Speed Figure - 78 - of her last outing. DESCARADO - Looks like a sound player for the exotics. Demonstrates the look of a lucrative play, averaging a solid 72 speed rating which is one of the most respectable in this field. SILENT CONGRATS - Going in a dirt route race gives this filly a competitive shot. One of the best win percentages between this rider and conditioner make this filly dangerous.



Race 6 5:30pm - Optional Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $21,400 Class Rating: 91

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $9,800 TWICE OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING, STARTER, OR STATE BRED ALLOWANCE OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES OR CLAIMING PRICE $25,000. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE OCTOBER 18 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $25,000 (CLAIMING RACES FOR $15,000 OR LESS NOT CONSIDERED IN


RECOMMENDED CHOICES
The Walker Group Picks

# 4 DANDY GAL 4/1

# 8 CONQUEST TIZ ONE 9/2

# 6 CAROLINA JASMINE 12/1

I think DANDY GAL is a respectable choice. Becker has a formidable 30 percent win rate with entries running at this distance and surface. Have to consider solely on class, with some of the most competitive class numbers of this field. Has been running quite well and has among the top speed in the race for today's distance. CONQUEST TIZ ONE - Will most likely come out strong - I have liked the way this filly has moved rapidly to the lead recently. This filly obviously likes the distance, going 4 for 11 in her races lately. CAROLINA JASMINE - Could provide positive dividends based on strong recent Equibase Speed Figures with an average of 84. Solid average Equibase Speed Figures in dirt sprint races make this equine a solid contender.



Race 7 5:58pm - Stakes - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $100,000 Class Rating: 78 Sun Power S.

SUN POWER S. - FOR COLTS AND GELDINGS, TWO YEARS OLD. ILLINOIS REGISTERED CONCEIVED AND OR FOALED. BY SUBSCRIPTION OF $75 EACH, WHICH SHALL ACCOMPANY THE NOMINATION. A SUPPLEMENTARY NOMINATION OF $1,500 MAY BE MADE AT THE TIME OF ENTRY, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017, WHICH INCLUDES ENTRY AND STARTING FEES. ORIGINAL NOMINEES TO PAY $250 TO PASS THE ENTRY BOX AND AN


RECOMMENDED CHOICES
The Walker Group Picks

# 2 GITA'S LAD 8/1

# 8 SIR ANTHONY 6/1

# 3 GHAALEB'S WINNER 2/1

GITA'S LAD is my selection and is a very good value bet given the line at 8/1. Appears to be the type to be helped on Lasix here. Always good to invest in a trainer with this kind of respectable win percentage - 30 percent - at this distance & surface. Must be considered for this event if only for the respectable Equibase speed fig recorded in the last affair. SIR ANTHONY - Had one of the strongest Equibase Speed Figs of this field in his last contest. GHAALEB'S WINNER - Should best this group of animals here, showing respectable figures of late. Is a definite contender - given the 77 speed figure from his most recent race.



Race 8 6:26pm - Claiming - 8.3 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $8,500 Class Rating: 91

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 121 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE AT A MILE OR OVER SINCE OCTOBER 18 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000


RECOMMENDED CHOICES
The Walker Group Picks

# 9 ARCH RIVALRY 9/2

# 6 WILDWOOD'S AFLEET 5/2

# 5 BRIAR HILL BARON 5/1

ARCH RIVALRY is my choice. Is difficult not to look at based on Speed Figures which have been very good - 85 avg - of late. He has a formidable distance/surface win record - 3 for 17. Could best this group of animals based on the speed fig - 90 - of his last outing. WILDWOOD'S AFLEET - Recent figs for the rider - 17 win percent - make this gelding stand out in this group of horses in this race. Has to be given a shot - I like the figures from the last competition. BRIAR HILL BARON - Walker has this gelding running well and is a very strong selection based on the formidable Equibase Speed Figures garnered in route races recently. Always seems to be right there at the wire.



Race 9 6:54pm - Maiden Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $17,500 Class Rating: 70

FOR ILLINOIS REGISTERED, CONCEIVED AND/OR FOALED. MAIDENS, THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $15,000.


RECOMMENDED CHOICES
The Walker Group Picks

# 9 R HIDDEN TREASURE 5/2

# 1 ALPHA BOY 3/1

# 3 BROTHER CHELAN 10/1

R HIDDEN TREASURE looks competitive to best this field. Looks formidable to be up on the lead at the first call. The speedy return to the races points to a solid effort today. Should be considered as he drops to compete against this less demanding bunch. ALPHA BOY - Must be given a chance in this contest if only for the decent speed figure earned in the last contest. Has a sharp shot here if you like back class. BROTHER CHELAN - Cristel has this gelding racing well and is a competitive pick based on the strong Equibase Speed Figures put up in sprint races lately. Is tough not to consider based on Equibase speed figs which have been strong - 62 avg - of late.