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Balmoral Park

Balmoral Park (6/3/12)

Contact: Tom Kelley
(708) 672-1414

Sunday 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.

$30,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 starts on Race 10
Low 15% takeout - One dollar minimum
FREE PROGRAM PAGES NOW AVAILABLE AT WWW.USTROTTING.COM

BALMORAL PARK HANDLE THRU MAY 31

2011 $53,024,607
2012 $68,357,055

UP $15,332,448

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT SUPPORT

Sunday, June 3 Balmoral Park selections

No. Michael's Ratings Top Rated Horse (Conservative Choice) Michael's Play (Speculative Opinion)
1 5-1-9-2 5 Powerful Star 2 Miss Bella
2 4-1-3-2 4 Ideal Nectarine 3 Pilgrims Haley
3 2-1-7-6 2 McFlashback 6 Fastidious Secret
4 3-4-6-2 3 GD Collette 6 Annieís Mile
5 7-1-3-8 7 Icanfeelthepower 8 Drinkability
6 8-2-3-7 8 The Hilo Kid 3 Earthquake Ernie
7 4-5-7-3 4 Metis Blue Chip 5 Edita Hanover
8 2-9-3-8-1 2 BP Giant Fool 8 Sugar Bunny
9 6-9-7-3 6 Pow 3 Squonk
10 3-6-4-1 3 Lotsa Cotton 1 Hickory Hawkeye
11 4-5-8-2-3 4 Hues Artistic Lady 2 Kimberley R

BALMORAL PARK LEADING DRIVERS AVERAGES
MINIMUM 100 DRIVES THROUGH JUNE 1

Rank Driver UDRS Last 7 programs
1. MIKE OOSTING .323 15 FOR 62
2. MARCUS MILLER .301 8 FOR 67
3. TODD WARREN .283 8 FOR 58
4. TRAVIS SEEKMAN .251 2 FOR 12
5. JOHN ROBERTS .242 2 FOR 37
6. ROBERT SMOLIN .215 2 FOR 45
7. DAVE MAGEE .211 8 FOR 32

SIGNATURE BET AVERAGES
THROUGH JUNE 1

Wager Pool Payout
PICK FOUR 32,294 2,477.90 FOR A BUCK
PICK FIVE 20,399 3,771.43 FOR 50 CENTS
HIGH FIVE 20,626 1,146.16 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.


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