The Walker Group

The Walker Group
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Laurel on Thursday, November 24, 2016
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Race 1 11:25am - Maiden Special Weight - 9.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $40,000 Class Rating: 88

FOR MAIDENS, THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS.


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# 5 DARK GEMINI (IRE) 2/1

# 1 GIN FUZZ 5/2

# 8 SPEIGHTSHILL 9/2

DARK GEMINI (IRE) has a very good shot to take this race. Has performed admirably lately in route races, posting a nifty 86 avg speed rating. Overall the Equibase Speed Figs of this animal look decent in this affair. Ought to be considered - I like the figs from the last outing. GIN FUZZ - He ought to be given consideration given the formidable speed numbers. Should be considered in this contest if only for the very strong speed figure garnered in the last affair. SPEIGHTSHILL - Is tough not to look at given the company run in as of late.



Race 2 12:05pm - Claiming - 5.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $15,000 Class Rating: 63

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. MAIDENS ALLOWED 5 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000, FOR EACH $250 TO $4,500 2 LBS.


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# 7 KATIE'S CADDIE 9/2

# 4 GEMONADE 3/1

# 6 NORTHERN PRANCER 4/1

KATIE'S CADDIE is my choice. Boasts strong Speed Figures on average overall when put alongside the rest of this group. This filly has some longshot angles I like to bet on. Will make a strong outing versus this group. GEMONADE - Her chances to prove victorious are much better this time out facing this softer field. The winning percentage shown by horses entered by Penaloza running at this distance are the most favorable in this field. NORTHERN PRANCER - Her chances to prove victorious are much better this time out facing this easier lot. Should be carefully examined - I like the figures from the last affair.



Race 3 12:38pm - Maiden Claiming - 8.5 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $27,000 Class Rating: 79

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $25,000, FOR EACH $2,500 TO $20,000 2 LBS.


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# 2 ANY GIVEN TRACE 5/2

# 5 STREET PLAY 10/1

# 1 BETE NOIR 3/1

My choice in this contest is ANY GIVEN TRACE. With a quite good 78 speed figure last time out, will definitely be a factor in this race. Has been running in the most competitive company of the group recently. Shows evidence of the look of a profitable play, averaging a solid 76 speed fig which is one of the best in this group of horses in this race. STREET PLAY - Is worth considering and may be a bet - strong Speed Figures (78 average) at today's distance and surface recently. Win percentage with this rider and handler combo - 24 percent - sound. BETE NOIR - Ran a strong last race. Could best this field here, showing very good figs of late.



Race 4 1:10pm - Maiden Special Weight - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $40,000 Class Rating: 78

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS.


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# 6 THISSONGISABOUTYOU 6/1

# 5 SEPTEMBER ISSUE 5/2

# 1 TIZ OUR TIME 3/1

My choice for this event is THISSONGISABOUTYOU. Ranked high in earnings per start at the distance/surface in this lot. Has to be considered against this group of animals displaying very strong figs lately and an average speed figure of 64 under similar conditions. Lynch has recent return on investment figures which make this one a good wager. SEPTEMBER ISSUE - Last time out, this filly ran against a rougher crew. The average Equibase class rating of 69 makes this one hard to beat.



Race 5 1:41pm - Claiming - 8.5 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $18,000 Class Rating: 90

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. MAIDENS ALLOWED 5 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $10,000, FOR EACH $500 TO $9,000 2 LBS.


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# 4 CALDERA 5/2

# 1 KANGAROO STYLE 7/2

# 9 SLIPPERY SLOPE 5/1

CALDERA looks formidable to best this field. Looks solid for the conditions of this contest today, showing solid figures in turf route races lately. Should be given a shot here on the basis of the numbers in the speed realm alone. Could best this group based on the speed figure - 90 - of his last race. KANGAROO STYLE - Strong average Equibase Speed Figs in turf route races make this pony a contender. Must be considered here on the basis of the figs in the speed department alone. SLIPPERY SLOPE - Geralis has him trained quite well to break speedily out of the starting gate. Has run admirably when racing a turf route race.



Race 6 2:11pm - Claiming - 5.5 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $21,000 Class Rating: 95

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF TWO RACES SINCE SEPTEMBER 24 ALLOWED 2 LBS. A RACE SINCE THEN ALLOWED 4 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $11,000, FOR EACH $500 TO $10,000 2 LBS. (IF DEEMED INADVISABLE BY MANAGEMENT TO RUN


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# 15 WHAT THE CHUB 8/1

# 3 SILENT TALE 12/1

# 5 AGAINST THE WIN 5/2

WHAT THE CHUB has a very good shot to take this contest especially at a long price. Looks respectable versus this field and ought to be one of the leaders. SILENT TALE - He looks respectable in this spot and I expect will be on the front end or close at the midpoint. AGAINST THE WIN - Has decent Equibase Class Figures relative to this group of horses in this race - worth a look. This gelding with McCarthy in the saddle makes him a solid choice.



Race 7 2:42pm - Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $15,000 Class Rating: 77

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF TWO RACES SINCE SEPTEMBER 24 ALLOWED 2 LBS. A RACE SINCE THEN ALLOWED 4 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000, FOR EACH $250 TO $4,500 2 LBS. (WINNERS


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# 6 COLOR ME SEXY 5/2

# 1 STARSHIP MAIDEN 15/1

# 10 BALABUSTA 8/1

I've got to go with COLOR ME SEXY. She has earned quite good figs under today's conditions and should fare well versus this group of animals. I expect a very strong performance from this racer whose conditioner has one of the best return on investment percentages with horses running at this distance and surface. STARSHIP MAIDEN - Trainer boasts very solid win numbers at this distance and surface. BALABUSTA - Should be considered in this contest if only for the respectable speed rating posted in the last race. This filly with Montano in the saddle makes her a key contender.



Race 8 3:12pm - Claiming - 8.5 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $18,000 Class Rating: 82

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. MAIDENS ALLOWED 5 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $10,000, FOR EACH $500 TO $9,000 2 LBS.


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# 7 INVISIBLE CROWN 5/1

# 2 THURGOOD 8/1

# 6 JUSTCALLME K L 4/1

I think INVISIBLE CROWN is a very good choice. Is worth serious consideration and may be a bet - strong Speed Figures (83 average) at today's distance and surface recently. McCarthy has a win percent of 19 over the last month. The speed rating of 87 from his most recent contest looks solid in here. THURGOOD - He looks quite good in this spot and I expect will be on the lead or close at the halfway point. Must be given a shot based on the strong speed figure garnered in the last race. JUSTCALLME K L - He must be given a shot given the solid speed numbers.



Race 9 3:42pm - Allowance - 8.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $35,000 Class Rating: 91

FOR REGISTERED MARYLAND BRED THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON A RACE OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING OR STARTER OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; WEIGHT, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE OTHER THAN CLAIMING AT A MILE OR OVER SINCE SEPTEMBER 24 ALLOWED 2 LBS. SUCH A RACE SINCE AUGUST 24 ALLOWED 4 LBS.


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# 4 ENOUGH IS ENOUGH 3/1

# 3 I'M MR. BLUE 8/1

# 7 SLICK WILLIAM 12/1

My pick here is ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. This gelding has a good winning percentage in dirt route races. Put up a quite good speed figure last time out. Is a strong contender based on figs garnered lately under today's conditions. I'M MR. BLUE - He should be carefully examined given the very good speed figures. The average Equibase class rating alone makes this one a key contender.



Race 10 4:12pm - Maiden Claiming - 5.5 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $33,000 Class Rating: 80

FOR MAIDENS, TWO YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 122 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $40,000, FOR EACH $2,500 TO $35,000 2 LBS.


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# 7 BALKAN 5/1

# 9 DON'T POKE THE CAT 9/2

# 14 HOMER HAPS 7/2

BALKAN looks very strong to best this field. Should wake up with Lasix change (with second time Lasix) today. Has to be given consideration in this event if only for the formidable Equibase speed fig posted in the last race. The average class fig alone makes this horse a solid contender. DON'T POKE THE CAT - The Equibase speed fig of 74 from his last affair looks quite good in here. With a formidable 70 average speed figure at the distance, seems well suited for today's contest. HOMER HAPS - The big drop in class can only help this entrant this time around. Has very strong speed figures and has to be considered for a bet in here.