A.I. Pick of the Week (10-9)

By Dave Tuley  (VSiN.com senior reporter) 

October 8, 2021 06:31 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 won with Knicks Go in the Lukas Classic Stakes at Churchill Downs. That puts our overall record back at .500 at 14-for-28 since taking over this feature. Based on a $2 Win bet on the A.I. Pick of the Week, that’s $56 in wagers and payoffs totalling $57.80 for a still-profitable ROI of $2.06 for every $2 wagered. We need to go back on another winning streak.

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, Oct. 9

Keeneland No. 9 (5:15 p.m. ET/2:15 p.m. PT)

#5 Don’t Wait Up  (9-2 ML odds)

* Don’t Wait Up ranks 1st in 9 of the 52 factors used by 1/ST BET A.I. 

* This 5-year-old also ranks 1st in 4 of the “Top 15 Factors” at betmix.com, including probably the most important with best speed in last race, best lifetime speed and best speed in last 3 races.

* He also ranks in the Top 5 of seven of the other 11 categories, including average lifetime earnings as well as trainer and jockey stats (Anthony Dutrow and Johnny Velazquez).


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