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 won with Jackie’s Warrior in the Gallant Bob Stakes at Parx Racing. That puts our overall record at 13-for-27 since taking over this feature. Based on a $2 Win bet on the A.I. Pick of the Week, that’s $54 in wagers and payoffs totalling $55.60 for a still-profitable ROI of $2.06 for every $2 wagered. We need to go back on another winning streak.
This week, I ran Saturday’s plays from me and my handicapping friends in my “Tuley’s Thoroughbred Takes” column at vsin.com/horses through the 1/ST BET programs and came up with our A.I. Pick of the Week:
Saturday, Oct. 2
Churchill Race No. 8 (4:22 p.m. ET/1:22 p.m. PT)
#2 Knicks Go (2-5 ML odds)
* Knicks Go ranks 1st in a whopping 26 of the 52 factors used by 1/ST BET A.I.
* This 5-year-old also ranks 1st in 9 of the “Top 15 Factors” at betmix.com, including best speed in last three races, average lifetime earnings, average late pace and percentage of horses beaten..
* He also ranks 2nd in two other categories: best win percentage and best trainer/jockey combo with Brad Cox and Joel Rosario