The Walker Group

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

Tampa Bay Downs on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Race 1 12:23pm - Claiming - 7.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $10,700 Class Rating: 78

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE JANUARY 21 ALLOWED 2 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $8,000


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# 6 BROOKSIDE 3/1

# 7 SEVENTYSEVENWILOW 7/2

# 5 ROYAL FLAME 5/2

BROOKSIDE has a quite good shot to take this race. He has been running well and the speed figures are among the best in this group. Recorded a sound Equibase Speed Figure in the latest race. Can run another good one in this race. Reliable average Speed Figures in dirt sprint races make this racer a contender. SEVENTYSEVENWILOW - Has performed soundly recently in sprint races, posting a nifty 74 avg speed rating. Minieri has shown excellent profits (+20 return on investment ) at this distance/surface. ROYAL FLAME - Has been running soundly lately and will most likely be close to the front end early on. This gelding is a solid choice based on his earnings per start in dirt sprint races.



Race 2 12:50pm - Maiden Claiming - 5.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $10,400 Class Rating: 62

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $8,000, IF FOR $7,000, ALLOWED 2 LBS.


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# 3 DEFERENCE 4/1

# 5 GARSHIE MARSHIE 10/1

# 6 LADY ALLYN 15/1

DEFERENCE looks solid to best this field. Her earnings per start in dirt sprint races alone makes you take a look at her. LADY ALLYN - Has some interesting angles which make this one a play. Expect a formidable effort with the class drop.



Race 3 1:20pm - Optional Claiming - 8.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $22,500 Class Rating: 81

FOR FILLIES THREE YEARS OLD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON A RACE OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING, OR STARTER OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES OR OPTIONAL CLAIMING PRICE OF $75,000. WEIGHT, 122 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE AT A MILE OR OVER SINCE JANUARY 21 ALLOWED 2 LBS. SUCH A RACE SINCE DECEMBER 21 ALLOWED 4 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $75,000 (RACES WHERE ENTERED FOR $40,000 OR LESS NOT


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# 3 ORIGINATOR 2/1

# 1 APRIL FIFTEENTH 6/1

# 6 AXIOM 7/2

ORIGINATOR seems to be the wager in here. Boasts sound Equibase Speed Figures on average overall when measured up against the rest of this field. There is a very good chance that this entry's late pace will improve with second time Lasix. Wilkes has a strong 15 percent win rate with entries running at this distance and surface. APRIL FIFTEENTH - Has to be carefully examined - I like the numbers from the last contest. Is worth careful consideration and may be a bet - strong speed figures (76 average) at today's distance and surface lately. AXIOM - Has put up strong Equibase speed figs in turf route races in the past.



Race 4 1:50pm - Maiden Claiming - 5.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $15,200 Class Rating: 73

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES THREE YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 120 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $25,000, IF FOR $20,000, ALLOWED 2 LBS.


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# 1 MARRY ME DUDE 5/2

# 8 CONGRATS GOLDA 7/2

# 7 TENDER VALUE 4/1

MARRY ME DUDE is the most respectable wager in this race. Is worth careful consideration and may be a bet - strong Equibase Speed Figures (70 average) at today's distance and surface lately. She looks respectable in this spot and I expect will be on the lead or close at the midpoint. Must be given a shot based on the respectable speed figure garnered in the last competition. CONGRATS GOLDA - Ran a sharp last race. TENDER VALUE - This pony is at the top in this group in earnings per start at the distance/surface. With a strong 61 average Equibase Speed Figure at the distance, seems well suited for today's contest.



Race 5 2:20pm - Maiden Claiming - 8.5 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $13,700 Class Rating: 70

FOR MAIDENS, THREE YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 122 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $16,000


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# 7 ROLL CHANNELED 6/1

# 3 ITWILLBEALRIGHT 5/2

# 11 LITTLE DEUCE COUPE 6/1

I think ROLL CHANNELED is a very good choice. His 64 average has this gelding with among the best Equibase Speed Figs in this event. Is worth thinking about and may be a bet - strong Equibase speed figs (64 average) at today's distance and surface recently. ITWILLBEALRIGHT - Looks very good to be on the lead at the first call. Could best this field based on the speed figure - 69 - of his last race. LITTLE DEUCE COUPE - May see a return to the races with blinkers going on for this race. Harty and Morales have a good win percent together.



Race 6 2:50pm - Optional Claiming - 8.2 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $22,500 Class Rating: 88

FOR FILLIES AND MARES FOUR YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON A RACE OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING, OR STARTER OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES OR OPTIONAL CLAIMING PRICE OF $16,000. WEIGHT, 122 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE AT A MILE OR OVER SINCE JANUARY 21 ALLOWED 2 LBS. SUCH A RACE SINCE DECEMBER 21 ALLOWED 4 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $16,000 (RACES WHERE ENTERED FOR


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# 2 GLITTERING JEWEL 7/5

# 3 SUMMER SWEET 4/1

# 4 VIVA FOREVER 6/1

I've got to go with GLITTERING JEWEL. Reliable average Equibase Speed Figures in dirt route races make this equine a contender. Recent numbers for the jockey - 16 win percent - make this filly stand out in this field. Had one of the strongest speed figures of this group in her last affair. SUMMER SWEET - Handler boasts very solid win figs at this distance and surface. Ought to go to the front end and should never look back. VIVA FOREVER - She has earned decent figures under today's conditions and will almost certainly fare well versus this field.



Race 7 3:20pm - Maiden Claiming - 8.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $15,200 Class Rating: 82

FOR MAIDENS, THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $25,000, IF FOR $20,000, ALLOWED 2 LBS. (PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO HORSES WHICH HAVE NOT STARTED FOR LESS THAN $16,000. THE SAME PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO HORSES WHICH HAVE STARTED FOR LESS THAN $16,000 AND SINCE THEN HAVE FINISHED 2ND OR 3RD FOR $16,000 OR


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# 7 HOUR CITY 3/1

# 10 MASCARPONE 2/1

# 4 ASSERTION 8/1

I've got to go with HOUR CITY. He has put up solid numbers under today's conditions and should fare well versus this field. Bracho has been hot the last month, winning at a nifty 15 percent clip. Could best this field based on the Equibase Speed Figure - 88 - of his last effort. MASCARPONE - Earnings per start in turf route races is sound for this horse. Ran a solid last race. ASSERTION - Is tough not to examine based on Equibase Speed Figures which have been formidable - 73 avg - of late.



Race 8 3:50pm - Claiming - 5.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $10,400 Class Rating: 65

FOR 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 JANUARY 21 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $8,000


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# 1 GALROYALE 3/1

# 8 OH KANDRITA 5/1

# 5 MAMACHITA 4/1

I favor GALROYALE here. Her 66 average has this mare with among the best Equibase Speed Figs in this event. Bracho's return on investment over the last month automatically makes this racer a sharp contender. Could beat this group given the 71 Equibase Speed Figure earned in her last outing. OH KANDRITA - Will most likely compete well in the pace contest which bodes well with this group. Trainers don't bring racers back this quickly without any reason. MAMACHITA - Should best this group of animals here, showing respectable figures of late. Last time out, this mare faced a rougher crew.



Race 9 4:20pm - Claiming - 8.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $18,700 Class Rating: 96

FOR FOUR YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD. WEIGHT, 122 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE AT A MILE OR OVER SINCE JANUARY 21 ALLOWED 2 LBS. SUCH A RACE SINCE DECEMBER 21 ALLOWED 4 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $16,000 (IF DEEMED INADVISABLE BY MANAGEMENT TO RUN THIS RACE OVER THE TURF COURSE, IT WILL BE RUN ON THE MAIN TRACK AT ONE MILE AND


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# 2 PEP THE CHAMP 5/1

# 8 MY COWBOY 5/2

# 7 STORMING THE BEACH 6/1

I think PEP THE CHAMP is a formidable choice. Ought to be given a shot - I like the figures from the last contest. Should best this group here, showing very strong figs of late. Bettors ought to feel comfortable with this pick given Ulloa's recent profits at the window. MY COWBOY - Boasts strong speed figures on average overall when matched with the rest of this group. Recent figures for the jock - 23 win percent - make this gelding stand out in this group. STORMING THE BEACH - He has a good opportunity here as trainer, Stidham, has strong win rate with horses going this distance. I like the rider on this gelding - very good chance to win the contest.