1/ST BET A.I. Pick of the Day (4/9)

By Dave Tuley  (VSiN senior reporter) 

April 9, 2022 12:28 PM

We’ve been tinkering with the Artificial Intelligence programs at 1/ST BET, which gives us more than 50 data points (such as speed, pace, class, jockey, trainer and pedigree stats) for every race based on how you like to handicap.

Last Saturday, we lost with Mischievious Kiss at Gulfstream to drop back to .500 at 25-for-50 since taking over this feature about a year ago. Based on a $2 Win bet on the A.I. Pick of the Week, that’s $100 in wagers and payoffs totaling $99.90 for an ROI of $2.00 for every $2 wagered (net loss of 10 cents).

This week, I ran the races picked by our stable of handicapping friends at “Team Tuley’s Thoroughbred Takes” through the 1/ST BET programs and came up with our A.I. Pick of the Week:


Saturday, April 9, 2022

Keeneland Race No. 9 (5:10 p.m. ET/2:10 p.m. PT)

#10 Smile Happy (9-5 ML odds)

* Smile Happy ranks 1st in 10 of the 52 factors used by 1/ST BET A.I.

* The 3-year-old son of Runhappy also ranks 1st in 7 of the “Top 15 Factors” at betmix.com, including best speed in last 3 races, best speed on a fast track, best lifetime speed and average lifetime earnings.

* He also ranks in the Top 5 in 4 of the other 8factors, including bet win percentage, best speed at the track and average earnings at the track.



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