A.I. Pick of the Week (12/4)

By Dave Tuley  (VSiN.com senior reporter) 

December 4, 2021 02:48 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 lost with Speaker’s Corner (finished 2nd in the Discovery Stakes at Aqueduct), dropping our record back below .500 at 17-for-35 since taking over this feature. Based on a $2 Win bet on the A.I. Pick of the Week, that’s $70 in wagers and payoffs totalling $66.40 for an ROI of $1.90 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. 4

Aqueduct Race No. 7 (2:43 p.m. ET/11:43 a.m. PT)

#2 Lady Rocket (8-5 ML odds)

* Lady Rocket ranks 1st in 23 of the 52 factors used by 1/ST BET A.I.

* This 4-year-old filly ranks 1st in 9 of the “Top 15 Factors” at betmix.com, including best win percentage, best finish in last race, best speed on a fast track and best average lifetime earnings.

* She also ranks in the Top 5 of 6 of the other 6 categories, including best dirt pedigree rating, best distance pedigree rating and best average turn time in last 3 races.

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