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A.I. Pick of the Week (12/11)

By Dave Tuley  ( senior reporter) 

December 11, 2021 05:14 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 Saturday, we won with Lady Rocket ($4.40) in Aqueduct’s 7th race, lifting our record back to .500 at 18-for-36 since taking over this feature. Based on a $2 Win bet on the A.I. Pick of the Week, that’s $72 in wagers and payoffs totaling $70.80 for an ROI of $1.97 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, Dec. 11

Los Alamitos Race No. 9 (6:58 p.m. ET/3:58 p.m. PT)

#3 Messier (1-2 ML odds)

Messier ranks 1st in a whopping 24 of the 52 factors used by 1/ST BET A.I.

This 2-year-old filly ranks 1st in 7 of the “Top 15 Factors” at, including all the trainer and jockey stats for Bob Baffert and Flavien Prat. In addition, he’s also in the Top 3 (as this is a five-horse race, so let’s not brag about being in the Top 5!!!) in four other categories, including best average speed in last three races and last-race early pace (also for turf speed and earnings, though this race is on the dirt).


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