Chicago Barn to Wire BRIS
Home | News | Bloggers | Forums | Resources | Links | Marketplace | Gallery | Contact Us | Search
Chicago racing newsletter sign-up
Upcoming events
Arlington Million
Legislation

Home
News Updates

Previous stories

Arlington
Balmoral
Hawthorne
Maywood
Sportsman's
Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
Daily Herald
Blood-Horse
Daily Racing Form
Harness Link
Illinois Racing Board

2014
Arlington Million
Triple Crown
Illinois Derby

2013
Breeders' Cup
Hawthorne Gold Cup
Arlington Million
Triple Crown
Illinois Derby

2012
Breeders' Cup
Hawthorne Gold Cup
Arlington Million
Triple Crown
Illinois Derby

 

 

 

 

Balmoral Park

Balmoral Park (5/16/12)

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, May 16 Balmoral Park selections

No. Michael's Ratings Top Rated Horse (Conservative Choice) Michael's Play (Speculative Opinion)
1 1-3-4-7 1 Miss Kylie 4 Powerful Force
2 8-4-3-5-1 8 Gentle Shark 5 So Shoe Me
3 6-8-7-3 6 Ski Daddy 8 Power Talk
4 8-4-9-10 8 Silky Salt Shaker 9 Drinkability
5 3-6-10-8-5 3 Townline Powerwatt 5 Performing Nightly
6 6-7-1a-2 6 Sky Keeper 1a My Fanny Farkle
7 4-2-1-3 4 Moon Bay Dancer 3 Fly Me To Heaven
8 7-8-2-4-1 7 Betty’s Keepsake 4 Odds On Guineviere
9 3-9-6-1-2 3 Artistic Flight 6 Jackaneenee
10 3-8-6-9-4 3 Rosalie’s Smile 6 Judy’s Jet

$20,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 starts on Race 7
Low 15% takeout - One dollar minimum
FREE PROGRAM PAGES NOW AVAILABLE AT WWW.USTROTTING.COM

Come out early for Arlington Park carryovers on Wednesday

Wager Amount

Pick 5 $9,737.00
Pick 6 $13,046.00
Pick 9 $ 25,858.00
Jackpot High 5 $113,635.00

BALMORAL PARK LEADING DRIVERS AVERAGES
MINIMUM 100 DRIVES

Rank Driver UDRS Last 7 programs
1. MIKE OOSTING .318 19 FOR 66
2. MARCUS MILLER .308 14 FOR 68
3. TODD WARREN .286 8 FOR 46
4. JOHN ROBERTS .250 3 FOR 50
5. TRAVIS SEEKMAN .240 1 FOR 20
6. ROBERT SMOLIN .222 2 FOR 43

SIGNATURE BET AVERAGES

Wager Pool Payout
Pick 4 32,410 $2,773.40 for $1
Pick 5 20,893 $3,696.43 for 50 cents
High 5 20,916 $1,310.85 for 10 cents

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.


index sitemap advanced
search engine by freefind

 

 


Recent headlines

Balmoral: Sunday 8/31 Analysis (8/29)

No shortage of talent for Egyptian (8/29)

Balmoral: Saturday 8/30 Analysis (8/28)

Looking Back to Super Night 1991 (8/28)

Looking Super for State Fair Champions (8/26)

Balmoral: Wednesday 8/27 Analysis (8/25)

Magee has big weekend in harness racing (8/24)

$30,000 Guarantee on Balmoral Pick 5 tonight (8/24)

Du Quoin ends with bevy of championships (8/24)

Drivers double-up for day-night duty (8/23)

Watch and Bet Harness Racing at TwinSpires.com



 

 

Home | News Updates | Bloggers | Forums | Search
Resources | Links | Marketplace | Gallery | Advertising | Contact Us

Copyright © 2000-2014 Chicago Barn to Wire. All rights reserved.
Privacy policy