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 lost with Lyrical Poet to fall back to .500 at 17-for-34 since taking over this feature. Based on a $2 Win bet on the A.I. Pick of the Week, that’s $68 in wagers and payoffs totaling $66.40 for an ROI of $1.95 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. 27
Aqueduct Race No. 8 (3:14 p.m. ET/12:14 p.m. PT)
#3 Speaker’s Corner (4-5 ML odds)
* Speaker’s Corner ranks 1st in 15 of the 52 factors used by 1/ST BET A.I.
* This 3-year-old colt ranks 1st in 6 of the “Top 15 Factors” at betmix.com, including best speed last race, average turn time in last 3 races and best trainer (Bill Mott) win percentage last two years.
* He also ranks in the Top 5 of 8 of the other 9 categories, including best speed at the track, average lifetime earnings, average late pace and percentage of horses beaten.