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Balmoral Park

Balmoral Park (7/24/12)

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, July 25 Balmoral Park selections

50 cent trifecta and 10 cent superfecta wagering available
Nightly average handle $1,064,595 - Average race handle $95,524

No. Michael's Ratings Top Rated Horse (Conservative Choice) Michael's Play (Speculative Opinion)
1 6-1-3-9 6 Trot Fudge Sundae 3 Fox Valley Vachel
2 5-1-6-2-7 5 Powerful Poe 2 Show Stoppin Monkey
3 4-9-10-3-8 4 Easy Richess 3 Stars N Bars
4 2-4-1-3 2 Big Cuz 3 Serious Style
5 1-2-4-9 1 Southwind Metallic 4 Goaldyva
6 6-10-9-4 6 Virtual Memory 9 Lovers Holiday
7 6-7-3-5 6 Kitty O Brien 3 Mackenzie’s Power
8 6-1-7-10-8 6 Solo Beach 7 Drinkability
9 5-3-8-6 5 Treasurer John 6 Miss Blues
10 8-7-10-1-6 8 Moon Bay Dancer 6 Miss Pat Weisar

$20,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 starts on Race 7
Low 15% takeout
Average pool $32,209 Average $1 payout $2,819.81
FREE PROGRAM PAGES NOW AVAILABLE AT WWW.USTROTTING.COM

BALMORAL PARK LEADING DRIVERS AVERAGES
MINIMUM 100 DRIVES THROUGH JULY 24

Rank Driver UDRS Last 7 programs
1. MIKE OOSTING .324 16 FOR 67
2. MARCUS MILLER .297 10 FOR 60
3. TODD WARREN .270 9 FOR 57
4. JOHN ROBERTS .258 9 FOR 40
5. TRAVIS SEEKMAN .234 2 FOR 18
6. ROBERT SMOLIN .205 1 FOR 42
7. CASEY LEONARD .204 8 FOR 51

Balmoral Signature Bet Averages
Through July 1

$1 PICK 4 15% TAKEOUT

AVG. POOL $32,209 AVG. $1 PAYOUT $2,819.81

PICK 5 50 CENT WAGER

AVG. POOL $18,961 AVG. 50 CENT PAYOUT $3,298.82

HIGH 5 10 CENT WAGER

AVG. POOL $20,392 AVG. 10 CENT PAYOUT $1,112.25

FREE LIVE BALMORAL PROGRAMS
At these OTB locations

CHAMPAIGN
CRESTWOOD
ELK GROVE
NILES
NORMAL
NORTH AURORA
OAK BROOK

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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