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Balmoral Park

Balmoral Park (6/19/12)

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 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.

Wednesday, June 20 Balmoral Park selections

No. Michael's Ratings Top Rated Horse (Conservative Choice) Michael's Play (Speculative Opinion)
1 8-4-6-1-9 8 Little Miss Chrissy
2 1-6-7-4 1 Clancy 4 Performing Nightly
3 6-9-10-3 6 Sun Dream 10 Bettyís Keepsake
4 6-1-8-7 6 Boiler Heidi Ho 1 Kitty O Brien entry
5 6-2-3-8 6 Dune In Red 8 Incredible Filly
6 5-6-7-10 5 Imperial Photo 10 Bernice G Hanover
7 8-3-2-5 8 Bashful Interlude 2 Miss Pat Weisar
8 9-5-10-3 9 Caitrin Hall 5 Fox Valley Ripple
9 2-7-4-5 2 Fox Valley Indy 4 Fox Valley Shelbie
10 2-8-9-7-5 2 AJís Delight 7 Got It Seeled N

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Average pool $32,294 Average $1 payout $2,537.03
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Percentage of Winning Favorites

HARNESS RACING
SOURCE: U.S. TROTTING ASSOCIATION
Through June 19, 2012
Minimum of 100 Races

1. BALMORAL 35.70
2. MEADOWS 37.79
3. HOOSIER 38.01
4. TIOGA 38.59
5. BUFFALO 39.02
6. BANGOR 39.18
7. POCOCO 39.74
8. SARATOGA 48.18
9. PLAINRIDGE 41.63
10. RACEWAY 40.31
11. SCIOTO 40.78
12. VERNON 42.64
13. MEADOWLANDS 43.26
14. PHILADELPHIA 43.35
15. HARRINGTON 44.17
16. MONTICELLO 44.52
17. MAYWOOD 44.54
18. YONKERS 45.48
19. SCARBOROUGH 46.11
20. HAZEL 47.41
21. POMPANO 48.11
22. NORTHFIELD 48.18

BALMORAL PARK LEADING DRIVERS AVERAGES
MINIMUM 100 DRIVES THROUGH JUNE 19

1. MIKE OOSTING .320
2. MARCUS MILLER .295
3. TODD WARREN .281
4. JOHN ROBERTS .255
5. TRAVIS SEEKMAN .236
6. DAVE MAGEE .214
7. ROBERT SMOLIN .208

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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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