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A.I. Pick of the Week (11/20)

By Dave Tuley  ( senior reporter) 

November 19, 2021 04:43 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 Happy Medium to go back over .500 at 17-for-33 since taking over this feature. Based on a $2 Win bet on the A.I. Pick of the Week, that’s $66 in wagers and payoffs totaling $66.40 for an ROI of $2.01 for every $2 wagered.

This week, I ran the races picked by our stable of handicapping friends at “Tuley’s Thoroughbred Takes” through the 1/ST BET programs and came up with our A.I. Pick of the Week:

Saturday, Nov. 20

Aqueduct Race No. 2 (12:20 p.m. ET/9:20 a.m. PT)

#7 Lyrical Poet (3-1 ML odds)

* Lyrical Poet ranks 1st in 20 of the 52 factors used by 1/ST BET A.I. 

* This 4-year-old gelding ranks 1st in 7 of the “Top 15 Factors” at, including best win percentage (50 percent as he’s 2-for-4), best speed in last race, average lifetime earnings and best jockey stats (Irad Ortiz Jr.).

* He also ranked in the Top 5 of 5 of the other 8 categories, including best lifetime speed, best turf speed and average late pace.


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