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.
Two Saturdays ago, we lost with Ducale at Saratoga to dip back below .500 at 12-of-25 overall since taking over this feature. Based on a $2 Win bet on the A.I. Pick of the Week, that’s $50 in wagers and payoffs totalling $53.50 for a respectable ROI of $2.14 for every $2 wagered.
This week, I ran Saturday’s plays from me and my handicapping friends in my “Tuley’s Thoroughbred Takes” column at vsin.com/horses through the 1/ST BET programs and came up with our A.I. Pick of the Week:
Saturday, Sept. 18
Belmont Race No. 9 (5:45 p.m. ET/2:45 p.m. PT)
#2 Higher Truth (3-1 ML odds)
* Higher Truth ranks 1st in 13 of the 52 factors used by 1/ST BET A.I.
* This 3-year-old filly also ranks 1st in 2 of the “Top 15 Factors” at betmix.com, including best speed at the track and average earnings at the track.
* She also ranks 2nd in 7 of the other 13 categories, including best speed on a fast track and in-the-money percentage while ranking 3rd in another 5 categories, including best speed at the distance, best earnings at the distance and having top jockey stats for Jose Ortiz.