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Balmoral Park

Balmoral Park (1/24/12)

Contact: Tom Kelley
(708) 672-1414

Wednesday Players Guide

An inside look at Chicago harness racing

By Michael Antoniades, Chicago Racing Analyst
Available on the web at oddsonracing.com


$25,000 GUARANTEED PICK 4 POOL
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THE PLAYERS GUIDE

Welcome to the Players Guide

We will give you an informed look at tonightís racing program in Chicago. We have tailored the Players Guide for several types of betting style. What is your style? For me personally, it means being a contrarian and taking some chances. I will bet against the favorite whenever possible, if I think there is VALUE in another selection. Sometimes the play is to key a favorite on top of the overvalued horses in exotics. If you are going to show a profit in this game, you must get value when you are investing your money. In the long run, creating this discipline is the difference between winning and losing.

The ratings list our top selections in order of their probability of winning. These ratings give no credence to the odds, although horses with value are included in these selections throughout the evening. It is our opinion of the top contenders, listed in order of their probability of winning. If you are a risk taker or value player, then Michaelís Plays should be of considerable interest to you. I will take calculated chances, selecting horses with more wagering value and higher odds. My plays may select fewer winners than my top-rated selection, but in the long run, I believe Michaelís Plays will give you a higher return on your investment.

In closing, I remind you that the name of the game is not selecting the most winners. The name of the game is making money. Our goal is to have a profitable year. For the serious player, we know that is your goal as well.

Balmoral up $252,407 per night verus 2011

Wednesday, January 24 Balmoral Park selections

No. Michael's Ratings Top Rated Horse (Conservative Choice) Michael's Play (Speculative Opinion)
1 6-3-1-5 6 Bernice G Hanover 3 Chemung On By
2 6-7-1-5 6 Big Gus  
3 6-3-2-7 6 Hot Rod Riley Mae  
4 1-7-5-8 1 Eggroll  
5 6-10-4-2 6 Heath 4 Bell Valley Zeke
6 7-6-4-3 7 Rompaway Beau 3 Mama Made Me Blue
7 2-8-1-9 2 Right N Ink 9 Just Win It
8 3-2-10-1 3 Fox Valley Lilac  
9 9-1-2-4 9 Ifeelthelight 2 Brooklynís Desire
10 4-9-1-2-8 4 Smiling Angel 2 Just Shutup N Drive

9 DAY TOTAL

2012 handle races Average
$9,561,421 103 91,829

2011 handle races Average
$7,289,766 99 73,634

2012 TOTAL HANDLE
PLUS 2,271,655

2012 NIGHTLY AVERAGE
PLUS 252,407

2012 AVERAGE RACE
PLUS 18,195

Free program pages are available at the handicapping section at ustrotting.com.

My selections and harness racing news are available at oddsonracing.com.

For more information visit www.balmoralpark.com or call (708) 672-1414.

About Balmoral Park: Located in Crete, IL just 12 miles south of 80/94; Balmoral Park has been one of the nation's premier horse racing facilities since 1926. Balmoral Park features live racing every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission and parking is always free.


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