Balmoral Park (12/26/12)
Contact: Tom Kelley
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, December 26 Balmoral Park selections
||Top Rated Horse (Conservative Choice)
||Michael's Play (Speculative Opinion)
||4 Look At That Chick
||1 Dry Creek Fling
||2 Kitty O Brien
||5 Fox Valley Lilac
||8 Miss Pacific
||7 Melt In Your Mouth
||2 Captain Courageous
||9 Full Steam Ahead
||3 Ima Fancy King
||7 Evil Urges
||4 Benns Score Keeper
||8 Boiler Heidi Ho
||5 Hazel May
||6 Sand Taryn
||1 Foxy Three Socks
||5 Thrills Sugar Buzz
||6 Creditcard Express
||9 Welcome To Walmac
||2 Lovers Holiday
||8 Waiting And Hoping
||3 Miss Kelley Lynne
||5 LCB Sandy|
Race 2 $50,000 Guaranteed Pick 5 pool $10,534 carryover
Race 7 $20,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 pool 15% takeout
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BALMORAL PARK DRIVERS UDRS
MINIMUM 20 DRIVES
DATA FROM LAST SIX RACING PROGRAMS DECEMBER 12 THROUGH DECEMBER 25
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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.