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     The Free Play:
On selected racing days, Dr. Park or his son Kevin, will choose a race
     to handicap. We will give you their analyses, and selections at the bottom of the page.
     We are certain that you will find this area very insightful.

     Dr. Jim Park's Play of the day:
     Thursday May 7, 2015 Race T.B.A.

     Our QUICKGAPS have had every winner at over 100 race cards
     in the last 9 years. They only cost $10 / month and cover most tracks.

     "Logical Longshots" - My e-book- has 25 Chapters of valuable handicapping
     ideas. It can be your's to download right now online in minutes for only $10!

     Recent visitors to paceadvantage.com have requested a review
     of "Logical Longshots." I think it has good handicapping value. But I'm biased.

     Potpourri 3854  "World's Longest Serving Government in a Democracy Toppled!!"
     On Tuesday, May 5 something happened in our Province of Alberta that
     I thought would never happen in my life time. Never, ever, ever.
     You see, our Province is the richest in Canada.
     We have what is referred to here as "The Alberta Advantage."
     Our Province's vast wealth is based primarily on one industry - Oil.
     We're supposedly sitting on one of the largest oil resevoirs
     in the world, second only to Saudi Arabia.
     That "Alberta Advantage" has allowed our government to offer
     tax breaks to large corporations who want to come here,
     a practice that has never gone down well with the average "Joe Public."
     Now it is a fact of life that you never know how good your government
     is until it has to govern in hard times.
     As a result, Alberta has been ruled over by the right wing
     Progressive Conservative Party for the last 44 years.
     Except for dictatorships in third world countries, the reign of
     the Conservatives is the longest in any democracy
     anywhere in the world.
     In Alberta the Conservatives could run a "pig with lipstick"
     as a candidate and it would get elected.
     (Some believe that actually happened when Alison Redford, our last Premier
     was elected. But she was given the royal boot after the local press discovered
     that Ms. Redford used the government's jets for non-government business many times.
     She was replaced by Jim Prentice who promised that the "entitlement days" were over.)

     Then a strange turn of events happened.
     The price of a barrel of oil plummeted.
     It turned out that our government hadn't put aside many funds to
     ride through this temporary blip in the economy.
     With 44 years of rolling in dough behind them, they couldn't even
     ride through the last few tough months as the oil price dipped!
     Many asked "What had they done with the money?" but satisfactory
     answers were never forthcoming.
     So this time when the "Good Ship Tory" tried to sail through
     an early election, Albertans ousted them in favour of the
     "left leaning" New Democratic Party.
     (Previously the NDP was just a small rump party that usually got only
     a handful or two of seats in any election.)

     Finally the Conservatives who had been "pigs at the trough"
     for most of my adult life, were decimated.
     In fact they were blown out of the water with such a wallop,
     they won't even have loyal opposition status.
     So aside from the fact that it is snowing here today,
     Albertans have woken up to a new day in Alberta politics.
     I truly never ever thought it would happen. Never, ever, ever.
     Final Seat Count
     New Democrat Party (left) 54
     Wild Rose (ultra right) 20
     Progressive Conservatives (right) 11
     Liberal (centrist) 1
     Alberta Party (centrist) 1

     Our Gapfire Free Play for Thursday Race T.B.A.

     For Wednesday's Race 9 at Belmont our Quickgaps were 8-2-1-6.
played 1 unit Win, 3 units Place #8 Lemmesinaruba and
     Exactas 1-6-8/1-2-6-7-8-9-10.
     "Not today." They came home 4-1-9.

     Kevin will post a play for Thursday by 1 pm EDT. Best luck at the ponies.
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