The Walker Group

The Walker Group
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Prairie Mdws on Monday, May 25, 2015
Please remember to always check program numbers. Odds shown are morning line.



Race 1 1:00pm - Claiming - 4.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $11,500 Class Rating: 80

FOR THREE YEAR OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NOT WON A RACE SINCE JANUARY 25, 2015. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE NOVEMBER 25, 2014 ALLOWED 3 LBS. A RACE SINCE SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 ALLOWED 6 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $4,000 IOWA BRED CLAIMING PRICE


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# 2 STONE COLD SIZZLE 12/1

# 5 TEMPERED THREAT 3/1

# 3 RUNSTEVIERUN 5/2

I've got to go with STONE COLD SIZZLE especially at such a decent 12/1. Murphy will probably be able to get this gelding to break out sharply in this competition. This gelding looks good in this contest since Pearson has a very strong win percentage with horses going this distance. Has to be given a shot against this group of horses displaying decent figs recently and an average speed figure of 53 under similar conditions. TEMPERED THREAT - Ought to be carefully examined here on the basis of the figs in the speed section alone. Is hard not to consider given the company run in recently. RUNSTEVIERUN - This group is much less demanding than the last one he ran against. The handler wheels this one right back to race again.



Race 2 1:26pm - Maiden Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $13,668 Class Rating: 53

FOR REGISTERED STATE BRED MAIDENS, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, AND SIX YEARS OLD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $12,500, IF FOR $10,000, ALLOWED 4 LBS.


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# 4 EDGEM OUT 5/1

# 1 HOPE HE CAN RUN 6/1

# 5 ROY'S RIFLE 10/1

EDGEM OUT has a very good shot to take this race. Will almost certainly come out sharp - I have liked the way this gelding has moved rapidly to the lead recently. Must be in good form if the conditioner is bringing him back so quickly. HOPE HE CAN RUN - Trainers don't bring horses back this quickly just for fun. This equine enters today's affair with second time Lasix. ROY'S RIFLE - Has some interesting handicapping angles which make this horse a bet. His chances to prove victorious are much better today facing this easier field of horses.



Race 3 1:53pm - Claiming - 4.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $11,500 Class Rating: 74

FOR THREE YEAR OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NOT WON A RACE SINCE JANUARY 25, 2015. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE NOVEMBER 25, 2014 ALLOWED 3 LBS. A RACE SINCE SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 ALLOWED 6 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $4,000 IOWA BRED CLAIMING PRICE


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# 2 RAS'S REBEL 4/1

# 3 FLY MR MAN 6/1

# 1 WARREN'S DR. BOO 15/1

RAS'S REBEL is my choice. He looks very good in this slot and I expect will be on the front end or close at the halfway point. Must be given consideration based on the formidable Equibase Speed Fig posted in the last contest. FLY MR MAN - Must be in sound condition if the trainer is bringing him back so quickly. This lot is much easier than the last one he was up against. WARREN'S DR. BOO - Has run well when running a dirt sprint race. I think having Medina ride this gelding is a smart move.



Race 4 2:19pm - Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $17,395 Class Rating: 61

FOR REGISTERED STATE BRED FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE MARCH 25, 2015 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $15,000, IF FOR $12,500, ALLOWED 3 LBS.


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# 5 LA REINA DE IOWA 5/1

# 4 STRAIGHTERSGREATER 4/1

# 3 PASSING AFFAIR 3/1

My choice in this event is LA REINA DE IOWA. Will almost certainly compete well in the early pace contest which bodes well with this field. STRAIGHTERSGREATER - Garnered a strong speed figure in the latest race. Can run another good one in this affair. PASSING AFFAIR - Had one of the best speed figures of this group of horses in this race in her last contest. Have to examine solely on class, with some of the top class figures of this group of horses.



Race 5 2:46pm - Maiden Special Weight - 8.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $30,000 Class Rating: 79

FOR MAIDENS, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, AND SIX YEARS OLD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS.


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# 6 SCAMP 2/1

# 1 SUMMER CHASE 5/2

# 3 BATTLEBACK JOHN 4/1

SCAMP is my choice. Could provide positive profits based on quite good recent speed figures with an average of 77. Looks very strong against this field and will most likely be one of the leaders. Expect this equine to be right there on the wire versus these ponies. SUMMER CHASE - Last time out, this colt faced a much tougher crew. With a solid 72 speed figure last time out, will unquestionably be a factor in this contest. BATTLEBACK JOHN - Has been racing quite well and has among the best speed in the race for today's distance. When a conditioner brings any equine back this soon it is a positive sign.



Race 6 3:13pm - Stakes - 8.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $50,000 Class Rating: 102 Wild Rose S.

WILD ROSE S. - FOR FILLIES & MARES, THREE-YEAR-OLDS & UPWARD. WEIGHTS: THREE-YEAR-OLDS 118 LBS.; OLDER 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF $35,000 IN 2015 ALLOWED 3 LBS.; NON-WINNERS OF $24,000 IN 2015 ALLOWED 5 LBS.; NON-WINNERS OF $18,000 IN 2015 ALLOWED 8 LBS. NO NOMINATION FEE. $100 TO PASS THE ENTRY BOX AND $100 ADDITIONAL TO START. $50,000 GUARANTEED WHICH WILL FIRST BE REDUCED SO AS TO


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# 1 DIVA'S DIAMOND 5/2

# 2 OUR DOMAIN 4/1

# 3 SUGAR SHOCK 2/1

DIVA'S DIAMOND is the best wager in this race. Vaunts strong Equibase speed figs on average overall when compared with the rest of this group of animals. Might see a different racer here with the blinkers change. Has a strong shot in this race if you like back class. OUR DOMAIN - Boasts sound speed figures on average overall when matched with the rest of this group. This mare looks good for this race since Becker has a very strong winning percentage with horses going this distance. SUGAR SHOCK - Birzer will probably be able to get this filly to break out sharply in this competition. Very good jock and trainer combo winning 29 percent of their races working together.



Race 7 3:40pm - Optional Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $30,500 Class Rating: 100

FOR THREE YEAR OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON A RACE OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING, OR STARTER OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES OR CLAIMING PRICE $15,000. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE MARCH 25, 2015 ALLOWED 3 LBS. A RACE SINCE JANUARY 25, 2015 ALLOWED 5 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $15,000.


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# 7 HOMERUN BERTI 3/1

# 2 LAUGH AT LIFE 5/1

# 8 DARK BRAHMS 5/1

I think HOMERUN BERTI is a solid choice. He has been running quite well and the speed figures are among the best in this group of horses in this race. Win percentage one of the top in this group of horses. With a nice Equibase class figure average of 103, has one of the best class advantages in this group. LAUGH AT LIFE - Looks competitive versus this group of horses in this race and ought to be one of the early speedsters. The speed rating of 87 from his most recent race looks formidable in here.



Race 8 4:06pm - Stakes - 8.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $75,000 Class Rating: 112 Jim Rasmussen Memorial S.

JIM RASMUSSEN MEMORIAL S. - FOR THREE-YEAR-OLDS & UPWARD. THREE-YEAR-OLDS - 118 LBS.; OLDER - 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF $30,000 OTHER THAN MAIDEN OR CLAIMING IN 2015 ALLOWED 3 LBS.; NON-WINNERS OF $24,000 OTHER THAN MAIDEN OR CLAIMING IN 2015 ALLOWED 6 LBS.; NON-WINNERS OF $20,000 OTHER THAN MAIDEN OR CLAIMING IN 2015 ALLOWED 9 LBS. NO NOMINATION FEE. $450 TO PASS


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# 6 AFFORD 4/1

# 5 COUGAR RIDGE 5/1

# 2 DEN'S LEGACY 5/2

AFFORD is my choice. The average Equibase class rating alone makes this entrant a contender. Looks competitive for the conditions of this outing today, showing solid figures in dirt route races lately. Reason to like this horse as he has in the saddle one of the best jocks using winning percentages over the last 30 days. COUGAR RIDGE - This gelding looks like a longshot with a chance. His 99 average has this gelding with among the most respectable Equibase Speed Figs for this event. DEN'S LEGACY - Posted a reliable speed rating in the last race. Can run another good one in this affair. Has to be given consideration versus this group of animals displaying respectable figs lately and an average Equibase speed fig of 100 under similar conditions.



Race 9 4:33pm - Maiden Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $12,425 Class Rating: 53

FOR REGISTERED STATE BRED MAIDENS, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, AND SIX YEARS OLD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $7,500, IF FOR $5,000, ALLOWED 3 LBS.


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# 7 ODES OF PINDAR 4/1

# 8 ASTON 3/1

# 3 HESOSO FURRY 5/1

ODES OF PINDAR looks decent to best this field. Corbett has been scorching the last month, winning at a nifty 17 percent rate. Ran a sharp last race. This pony is at the top in this group of animals in earnings per start at the distance/surface. ASTON - He should have a good showing versus this easier group. Looks to have a very good class edge based on the most recent company kept. HESOSO FURRY - Has solid early speed and will probably fare soundly against this field.