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1/ST BET A.I Pick of the Week (6-5)

By Dave Tuley  ( senior reporter) 

June 4, 2021 06:09 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 Saturday, we gave out Scary Fast Smile in the sixth race at Santa Anita and he paid $4.40 to Win. That improved our record to 8-of-14 overall since taking over this feature. Based on a $2 Win bet on the A.I. Pick of the Week, that’s $28 in wagers and payoffs totalling $40.40 for a nice ROI of $2.89 for every $2 wagered.

This week, I ran the races on the big Belmont card through the 1/ST BET programs and came up with our A.I. Pick of the Week:

Saturday, June 5

Belmont No. 9 (4:42 p.m. ET/1:42 p.m. PT)

#6 Knicks Go (6-5 ML odds)

  • Knicks Go ranks 1st in 15 of 52 factors used by 1/ST BET A.I. 

  • The 5-year old horse also ranks 1st in 6 of the “Top 15 Factors” at, including average speed in last three races, trainer win percentage (Brad Cox) and average last three purses. He really checks all the boxes and should wire this field.

  • He’s also ranked in the Top 2 in 4 of the other 9 categories (we usually use the Top 5, but that hardly seems helpful in a six-horse field.

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