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Balmoral Park

Balmoral Park (12/15/12)

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, December 15 Balmoral Park selections

No. Michael's Ratings Top Rated Horse (Conservative Choice) Michael's Play (Speculative Opinion)
1 10-6-1-5-8 10 Side Pocket Harry 5 Pleasant Rio
2 6-1-4-3 6 Elkhorn Damien 4 AJís Get The Money
3 2-1-3-6-9 2 Wen Marís Chip 6 Heeza Nordic
4 4-1-6-7-3 4 Shipps Con 7 Lost One
5 1-2-5-9-4 1 Brush Thirteen 5 So Ideal
6 1-2-5-8-7 1 Smoke Rings 5 All Blues
7 6-7-1-5 6 Betterluvnexttime 1 Go On BB
8 2-1-6-5 2 Oliver Brown 5 Tobins Fortune
9 1a-4-3-5 1a St Elmo Hero 5 Power Of Tara N
10 3-5-9-10 3 Fox Valley Touche 1 Willow Gram
11 5-1-4-10 5 Artache Hanover 1 Park Lane Deputy
12 9-1-4-5-10 9 Donít Worry B Happy 5 Old Man River
13 6-7-2-10-4 6 Shax 2 Another Beauty

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BALMORAL PARK DRIVERS UDRS

MINIMUM 20 DRIVES

DATA FROM NOVEMBER 25 THROUGH DECEMBER 12

Driver UDRS Starts Win Place Show
CASEY LEONARD .337 59 12 13 02
SAM WIDGER .312 62 12 06 12
MICHAEL OOSTING .285 76 12 09 14
MARCUS MILLER .229 68 07 10 09
ROBERT SMOLIN .212 66 07 06 11
JOHN ROBERTS .202 38 04 03 06
DAVE MAGEE .194 39 05 04 01
KYLE HUSTED .192 22 03 01 02
TRACE TETRICK .185 33 02 05 04
TODD WARREN .172 49 04 05 05
JOSH SUTTON .168 55 05 04 06

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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