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 gave out Going Global in the Honeymoon Stakes at Santa Anita and he won as the 4-5 favorite and paid $3.60 to Win. That improves our record to 7-of-13 overall since taking over this feature. Based on a $2 Win bet on the A.I. Pick of the Week, that’s $26 in wagers and payoffs totalling $36 for a nice ROI of $2.77 for every $2 wagered.
This week, I ran the races at Belmont, Gulfstream and Santa Anita and came up with our A.I. Pick of the Week:
Saturday, May 29
Santa Anita Race No. 6 (6:48 p.m. ET/3:48 p.m. PT)
#1 Scary Fast Smile (5-2 ML odds)
Scary Fast Smile ranks 1st in 14 of 52 factors used by 1/ST BET A.I.
The 4-year-old gelding also ranks 1st in 8 of the “Top 15 Factors” at betmix.com, including best speed in last race, best average speed in last 3 races, average lifetime earnings, best speed at the track and best lifetime speed, among others). three races, best speed on the turf (for this race a 1 1/ 8 miles on the turf). He really checks all the boxes against this field.
He’s also ranked in the Top 5 in 5 of the other 7 categories.
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