1/ST Bet A.I. Pick of the Week (2-13)

By Dave Tuley  (VSiN.com senior reporter) 

February 13, 2021 01:29 AM

We’ve been tinkering with the Artificial Intelligence programs at 1/ST BET, which gives me 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.

One of the Team Tuley handicappers, John Lauro, who only gives picks for our “Tuley’s Thoroughbred Takes” column at VSiN.com/horses when he really loves a pick, recommended a play in Saturday’s Mineshaft Stakes at the Fair Grounds. We decided to run the race through the 1/ST BET A.I. to see if it would agree it’s a solid play, especially as Lauro’s only said “Strong Win play” and we wanted to see if the A.I. could give us more stats-based reasons. The numbers seem to agree.

Fair Grounds Race 10 (5:44 pm ET)

#4 Maxfield (4-5 ML odds)

  • Ranked 1st in 15 of 52 factors used by 1/ST BET A.I.
  • Top-ranked in average speed, which wins 35.3% of these type races
  • Fewest starts of horses in this race, but a perfect 4-for-4.
  • Has hottest jockey at this meet, Florent Gereux (36 wins in 127 mounts, 28%)

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