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Arlington - The Walker Group

The Walker Group

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

Arlington on Saturday, May 6, 2017
Please remember to always check program numbers. Odds shown are morning line.

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Race 1 1:25pm - SO - 5.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $19,000 Class Rating: 93

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE STARTED FOR A CLAIMING PRICE OF $16,000 OR LESS SINCE MAY 1, 2015 OR CLAIMING PRICE $25,000. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE APRIL 6, 2017 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $25,000.


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The Walker Group Picks

# 5 CANETTE 4/1

# 4 VILARO 5/2

# 2 MEETMEFORASMOKE 3/1

My pick for this race is CANETTE. Must be carefully examined - I like the figs from the last contest. The average class rating alone makes this horse a definite contender. VILARO - She looks respectable in this spot and I expect will be on the lead or close at the midpoint. Had one of the strongest Equibase Speed Figures of this group of horses in this race in her last competition. MEETMEFORASMOKE - Has been running soundly lately and should be on or close to the front end early on. The speed figure of 86 from her last race looks competitive in here.



Race 2 1:53pm - Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $9,800 Class Rating: 69

FOR FILLIES THREE YEARS OLD OR FILLIES AND MARES FOUR YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE APRIL 6 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $6,250


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# 3 DISCREET CHARM 2/1

# 6 LA CANDELITA 5/1

# 1 FAHIONABLY LATE 5/2

DISCREET CHARM looks strong to best this field. Had one of the strongest Equibase speed figs of this group of horses in her last contest. Is hard not to consider given the company run in lately. Has been racing quite well and has among the best speed in the race for today's distance. LA CANDELITA - She has been running very well and the Equibase speed figs are among the best in this group of horses in this race. Ought to go to the lead and may never look back. FAHIONABLY LATE - Could provide positive returns based on competitive recent Equibase speed figs with an average of 61. Has been running well lately and will almost certainly be up on the front end early on.



Race 3 2:24pm - SO - 8.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $19,000 Class Rating: 108

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE STARTED FOR A CLAIMING PRICE OF $16,000 OR LESS SINCE MAY 1, 2015 OR CLAIMING PRICE $25,000. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE AT A MILE OR OVER SINCE APRIL 6 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $25,000.


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# 4 URBAN COOL 4/1

# 3 SALSA'S RETURN 9/5

# 2 SCITECH 5/2

URBAN COOL has a solid shot to take this race. Sanjur should be able to get this gelding to break out quickly in this event. Ran a strong last race. The average class fig of 90 makes this one difficult to beat. SALSA'S RETURN - Could best this group here, showing quite good figures of late. Could best this group of horses based on the speed rating - 101 - of his last effort. SCITECH - Ought to be used in the exotic wagers. It's a good signal that Silva is using Felix on this one.



Race 4 2:56pm - Maiden Claiming - 5.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $11,500 Class Rating: 67

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $15,000, FOR EACH $2,500 TO $10,000 1 LB.


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# 1 JANE'S PRIDE 2/1

# 4 FLATTER CHATTER 5/2

# 2 MY DARLING SOFIA 3/1

JANE'S PRIDE is my choice. Could provide positive gains based on solid recent Equibase Speed Figures with an average of 62. With a respectable 64 speed rating last time out, will clearly be a factor in this contest. Strong jock with conditioner figures make this horse a very solid choice. FLATTER CHATTER - Likely to see a formidable performance with the class drop. Has a strong shot in this event if you like back class. MY DARLING SOFIA - Valdivia will almost certainly be able to get this filly to break out quickly here. Earnings per start at the distance/surface is a strong angle. This one ranks at the top in this bunch.



Race 5 3:32pm - Claiming - 8.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $11,000 Class Rating: 88

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NOT WON A RACE SINCE DECEMBER 6, 2016 OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON FOUR RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE APRIL 6, 2017 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $6,250


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# 7 PADDYBDANCING 5/2

# 2 FRANCOIS 9/2

# 1 PRINCE CHEVAL 2/1

PADDYBDANCING is my choice. With a respectable 79 Equibase Speed Figure last time out, will definitely be a factor in this race. He has put up respectable numbers under today's conditions and ought to fare well versus this group. FRANCOIS - This gelding is a key contender based on his earnings per start in dirt route events. May go off at a nice price and has some positive angles going for him. PRINCE CHEVAL - Looks respectable for the conditions of this affair today, showing solid figures in dirt route races lately. No strangers to the winner's circle, Rivelli and Valdivia ought to have this gelding breaking away from the field.



Race 6 4:08pm - Optional Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $30,000 Class Rating: 98

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $9,800 THREE TIMES OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING, STARTER, OR STATE BRED OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON FOUR RACES OR WHICH HAVE NOT WON A RACE IN 2017 OR CLAIMING PRICE $62,500. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE APRIL 6, 2017 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $62,500 (MAIDEN,


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# 3 TOUCH AND SMILE 5/2

# 1 MY MERTIE 7/2

# 2 NATURAL WONDER 3/1

TOUCH AND SMILE is my choice. Has very good early speed and ought to fare quite well against this field. Could best this group of horses based on the Equibase Speed Figure - 94 - of her last outing. Solid rider with trainer numbers make this horse a strong betting selection. MY MERTIE - Has solid Speed Figures and has to be considered for a bet for this event. Profitable jockey and trainer team, with a +56 return on investment. NATURAL WONDER - Should be considered a contender on earnings per start at the distance/surface alone. A solid 102 avg Equibase class figure may give this mare a distinct class edge versus this group.



Race 7 4:44pm - Claiming - 8.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $11,500 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 AT A MILE OR OVER SINCE APRIL 6 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $10,000


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# 4 WILDWOOD SCAT 3/1

# 1 G P'S GIRL 7/2

# 5 CALL ME COURAGEOUS 8/1

I think WILDWOOD SCAT is a formidable choice. The speed rating of 77 from her latest affair looks competitive in here. No strangers to the winner's circle, Becker and Emigh will most likely have this filly breaking away from the field. G P'S GIRL - Has been racing in the most competitive company of the field recently. She should be given consideration given the solid speed numbers. CALL ME COURAGEOUS - Will almost certainly go to the lead and should never look back. Has very good Equibase Speed Figures and has to be considered for a bet here.



Race 8 5:16pm - Maiden Claiming - 8.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $16,000 Class Rating: 74

FOR MAIDENS, THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $20,000.


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# 3 RICH TRADITION 7/5

# 5 SATURDAYS HANGOVER 12/1

# 4 HEIR JORDAN 9/2

I think RICH TRADITION is a respectable choice. Shows signs of the look of a profitable play, averaging a solid 75 speed rating which is one of the best in this field. Put up a formidable Equibase Speed Fig in the latest race. Can run another good one in this race. Has been racing in the most competitive company of the field as of late. SATURDAYS HANGOVER - Ought to be considered here on the basis of the figures in the speed realm alone. Very strong gains over time for this rider and handler duo. HEIR JORDAN - Has been racing in the most competitive company of the group of horses in this race lately. The price should be just right on this one.



Race 9 6:13pm - Optional Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $28,500 Class Rating: 89

FOR FILLIES THREE YEARS OLD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $9,800 ONCE OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING, STARTER, OR STATE BRED OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES OR CLAIMING PRICE $75,000. WEIGHT, 121 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE APRIL 6 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $75,000


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# 1 MIZ CLIPPER 9/2

# 5 EMILY'S ENTOURAGE 4/1

# 2 SHACKIN UP 7/2

I think MIZ CLIPPER is a very strong choice. Is a solid contender based on figs posted recently under today's conditions. Change in Lasix (with second time Lasix) may be the recipe to a turnaround. Her 79 average has this filly with among the best Equibase Speed Figures in this competition. SHACKIN UP - She looks very strong in this slot and I expect will be on the front end or close at the halfway point. Change in Lasix (with second time Lasix) may be the difference to a turnaround.