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.
On Belmont Stakes Day, we lost with Knicks Go, but we’re still 8-of-15 overall since taking over this feature. Based on a $2 Win bet on the A.I. Pick of the Week, that’s $30 in wagers and payoffs totalling $40.40 for a nice ROI of $2.69 for every $2 wagered.
This week, I ran Saturday’s plays from me and my handicapping friends in my “Tuley’s Thoroughbred Takes” column at vsin.com/horses through the 1/ST BET programs and came up with our A.I. Pick of the Week:
Saturday, June 19
Belmont No. 6 (3:34 p.m. ET/12:34 p.m. PT)
#10 Ava’s Grace (5-2 ML odds)
Ava’s Grace ranks 1st in 11 of 52 factors used by 1/ST BET A.I.
The 3-year-old filly also ranks 1st in 5 of the “Top 15 Factors” at betmix.com, including best speed in last race, average speed in last three races, top trainer at current meet (Diodoro Robertino) and average lifetime earnings.
He’s also ranked in the Top 5 in 2 of the other 10 categories, including ranking No. 2 with in-the-money percentage.