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 lost with Radio Days as she ran second in Gulfstream’s Forward Gal Stakes, but we’re still above .500 at 23-for-44 since taking over this feature. Based on a $2 Win bet on the A.I. Pick of the Week, that’s $88 in wagers and payoffs totaling $93.60 for an ROI of $2.13 for every $2 wagered.
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, Feb. 12
Aqueduct No. 8 (4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT)
#7 Bold Journey (6-5 ML odds)
* Bold Journey ranks 1st in 15 of the 52 factors used by 1/ST BET A.I.
* This newly turned 3-year-old also ranks 1st in 6 of the “Top 15 Factors” at betmix.com, including best lifetime speed, best speed on a fast track, best speed in last race and best speed on this track.
* Despite being lightly raced with just two career starts, he is also in the Top 5 in 5 of the other 9 categories, including average earnings at the track, average lifetime earnings, last late pace and trainer’s 2-year win percentage (Bill Mott).