A.I. Pick of the Week (1/15)

By Dave Tuley  (VSiN.com senior reporter) 

January 15, 2022 05:32 AM

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 week, we lost with Big Switch as she ran 4th in Santa Anita’s 8th race at odds of 8-5 as we dropped back to .500 at 20-for-40 since taking over this feature. Based on a $2 Win bet on the A.I. Pick of the Week, that’s $80 in wagers and payoffs totaling $80 for an ROI of $2.00 for every $2 wagered, breaking even. Let’s see if we can get back on the profitably side of the ledger.

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, Jan. 15

Santa Anita Race No. 9 (7:06 p.m. ET/4:06 p.m. PT)

#3 Brickyard Ride (8-5 ML odds)

* Brickyard Ride ranks 1st in 22 of the 52 factors used by 1/ST BET A.I.

* This newly turned 4-year-old also ranks 1st in 10 of the “Top 15 Factors” at betmix.com, including best speed at the track, best speed over a fast track, best lifetime speed, average lifetime earnings, average earnings at the track, average last three purses and last purse.


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