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1/ST Bet A.I. Pick of the Week (2-20)

By Dave Tuley  ( senior reporter) 

February 19, 2021 11:24 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 week, we used the A.I. for a second opinion on my friend John Lauro’s selection of Maxfield in the Mineshaft Stakes at Fair Grounds in Louisiana. The 1/St BET A.I. agreed with the pick and Maxfield romped to an easy win and went off at 3-5 and returned a healthy $3.20 in less than two minutes for every $2 wagered.

This Saturday, another of my handicapping friends from my “Tuley’s Thoroughbred Takes” column at, Ed Sehon, said he was going to use a lightly raced Todd Pletcher 3-year-old colt in the Pick 5 at Gulfstream Park, but didn’t want to risk having the winner but lose on another leg.

So, instead I’m offering it up here as the A.I Pick of the Week.

Saturday, Feb. 13

Gulfstream Park Race 8 (3:41 p.m. ET)

#1 Ghazaaly (8-5 ML odds)

  • Ranked 1st in a whopping 23 of 52 factors used by 1/ST BET A.I.

  • Next highest-contender is #7 Prayer Book at 10 of 52 factors

  • Has the best in-the-money percentage off his third-place finish in debut.

  • In addition to his top rankings, he has the second-best jockey in Luis Saez

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