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Balmoral Park

Balmoral Park (2/28/12)

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


Welcome to the Players Guide

We will give you an informed look at tonight’s 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 Michael’s 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 Michael’s 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.

Wednesday, February 29 Balmoral Park selections

No. Michael's Ratings Top Rated Horse (Conservative Choice) Michael's Play (Speculative Opinion)
1 4-2-3-7 4 Muscling On 3 Chandler T
2 4-7-6-5 4 Scoot In The Park 7 Tone
3 5-4-2-7 5 Fox Valley Lilac 2 Fox Valley Shelbie
4 1-6-5-10 1 I’m Telling You 10 Late Hope
5 7-2-5-8-1 7 Boiler Heidi Ho 5 Mackenzie’s Power
6 7-4-8-1-5 7 Life Is Good Today 1 I Got My Wish
7 1-2-7-4-6 1 JC’s Lucky Dreamer 4 Kimberley R
8 6-4-3-2-9 6 Royal Man 4 Maximus Meridius N
9 2-3-7-5 2 Felipe Makaay 7 Mad Cow Lisa
10 7-2-9-1 7 Night Hostess 1 Red Hot Rocker

50 CENT PICK 5 PAYS RECORD $44,675.10

With a two night carryover of nearly $30,000 and a $100,000 guaranteed pool helping to fuel interest the eyes and wallets in the harness racing world were trained on races two through six on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park.

Looking for that one big “score” fans poured another $140,945 through the betting windows making the final pool for the 50 cent wager a whopping $170,627, the second largest in Balmoral Park history.

A bevy of mid-priced and longshot winners throughout the five-race sequence provided three lucky fans just that opportunity with the surprises resulting in a winning payout of $44,675.10 for a 50 cent wager. That amount was the largest Pick 5 payout in Balmoral Park history. The winning sequence of numbers was 2-7-9-5-3.Wagering was strong during the entire 10-race program on Wednesday night resulting in a final handle of $1,059,524 at the Crete plant.

Percentage of Winning Favorites Through Feb 27

SOURCE  U.S. TROTTING ASSOCIATION

1. NORTHVILLE 47.09
2. NORTHFIELD 45.64
3. DOVER 44.50
4. CAL EXPO 44.24
5. MEADOWLANDS 43.30
6. MAYWOOD 42.27
7. MONTICELLO 41.92
8. YONKERS 41.78
9. BUFFALO 39.53
10. POMPANO 38.05
11. MEADOWS 36.57
12. BALMORAL 31.72

BALMORAL PARK LEADING DRIVERS AVERAGES

1. TODD WARREN .304
2. ERIC CARLSON .288
3. MARCUS MILLER .276
4. MIKE OOSTING .269
5. ROBERT SMOLIN .251
6. DEAN MAGEE .229
7. DAVE MAGEE .226
8. ART GREGORY JR. .219
9. JOHN ROBERTS .216
10. JOSHUA SUTTON .199

Free program pages are available at the USTA handicapping section.

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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