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Balmoral Park

Balmoral Park (5/4/12)

Contact: Tom Kelley
(708) 672-1414

Saturday 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 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.

Saturday, April 28 Balmoral Park selections

No. Michael's Ratings Top Rated Horse (Conservative Choice) Michael's Play (Speculative Opinion)
1 7-6-4-3 7 Bring It On Kaajay 3 Mikeís Boy
2 5-6-4-2 5 Dandyís Conquest 2 Revolutionary
3 5-8-3-9 5 Lucky Jet 3 Elusive Rainbow
4 2-5-3-4 2 Silky Salt Shaker 3 Dreamsa Scootin
5 6-10-2-5 6 Uncle Smoothie 5 Urawomanizer
6 4-7-5-3 4 Lauren 3 China Gal
7 3-2-7-5 3 Metis Blue Chip 7 Windsun Montecarlo
8 3-2-1-6 3 Thisbigdogwilfight 1 Onhishonor Hanover
9 7-5-3-1 7 Odds On Moinet 1 Letís Talk About Me
10 8-5-9-7 8 Park Lane Deputy 7 Bet On Him
11 3-1-6-2 3 Sports Fanatic 2 All American Hero
12 6-8-5-1-2 6 My Dream Mara 1 Downriteroyal
13 2-9-10-4-7 2 Galactic Star 9 Old Man River

$20,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 pool starts on Race 10 - 15% Takeout

HOW TO PLAY THE 10 CENT SUPER HIGH FIVE

Boxing   Keying   Wheeling  
5 HORSES $ 12 1 WITH 2345 $ 2.40 1 WITH 2 WITH 345 $ .60
6 HORSES $ 72 1 WITH 23456 $ 12.00 1 WITH 2 WITH 3456 $ 2.40
7 HORSES $ 252 1 WITH 234567 $ 36.00 1 WITH 2 WITH 34567 $ 6.00
8 HORSES $ 672 1 WITH 2345678 $ 84.00 1 WITH 2 WITH 345678 $ 12.00
9 HORSES $1512 1 WITH23456789 $ 168.00 1 WITH 2 WITH 3456789 $ 21.00
10 HORSES $3024 1 WITH 234567890 $ 302.40 1 WITH 2 WITH 34567890 $ 33.60

PARTIAL WHEELING

1 WITH 23 WITH 23 WITH 45 WITH 45 $ .40
1 WITH 23 WITH 234 WITH 2345 WITH 6 $ 1.60
1 WITH 234 WITH 234 WITH 234 WITH 567 $ 1.80
1 WITH 2345 WITH 2345 WITH 2345 WITH 6 $ 2.40
12 WITH 123 WITH 1234 WITH 12345 WITH 123456 $ 3.20
1 WITH 234 WITH 234 WITH 234 WITH 567890 $ 3.60
1 WITH 23 WITH 234 WITH 2345 WITH 234567890 $ 4.80
1 WITH 234 WITH 2345 WITH 23456 WITH 234567 $ 8.10
1 WITH 2345 WITH 2345 WITH 2345 WITH 234567890 $ 14.40
1 WITH 234 WITH 2345 WITH 23456 WITH 234567890 $ 16.20
12345 WITH 12345 WITH 12345 WITH 12345 WITH 123456 $ 24.00
123 WITH 1234 WITH 12345 WITH 123456 WITH 1234567 $ 24.30
1 WITH 2345 WITH 23456 WITH 234567 WITH 2345678 $ 25.60
1234 WITH 12345 WITH 123456 WITH 1234567 WITH 12345678 $102.40
123456 WITH 123456 WITH 123456 WITH 123456 WITH 12345678 $144.00

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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