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 ($3) at Oaklawn to get back to .500 at 26-for-52 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 $104 in wagers and payoffs totaling $102.90 for an ROI of $1.98 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, April 23, 2022
Oaklawn Race No. 5 (3:18 p.m. ET/12:18 p.m. PT)
#3 Clairiere (5-2 ML odds)
* Clairiere ranks 1st in 18 of the 52 factors used by 1/ST BET A.I. (compared to 15 for morning-line favorite Letruska) – and we get a better price..
* The 4-year-old daughter of Curlin debut and also ranks 1st in 8 of the “Top 15 Factors” at betmix.com (again topping the 5 by Letruska), including best speed in last race, best average speed in last 3 races, average lifetime earnings and last turn time.
* She also ranks 2nd or 3rd (in a short field) in 5 of the other 7 categories, including best speed at the distance, average earnings at the distance and percentage of horses beaten.