A couple of the Win bets and Exactas paid off, but without a win by Mage, it was not a good day.

On to the Belmont Stakes….

A couple of the Win bets and Exactas paid off, but without a win by Mage, it was not a good day.

On to the Belmont Stakes….

These are WagerMate’s picks…

I’ll bet $2 to win on every WagerMate horse that has an ROI better than 25% — that’s 15 horses.

I’ll also place $1 exacta box bets on WagerMate’s top 3 picks in each race.

I’m going to accept WagerMate’s pick of Mage in the Preakness, but rather than place a Win bet, I’ll bet two Pick 3s: in Race 11 it will be All with All with Mage, and in Race 12 it will be All with Mage with All.

How can you lose?

If I was forced to pick a headline, I think I like the first one better:

- “WagerMate picks the Derby Winner”
- “WagerMate’s picks for the card lose money”

…but, both are true.

A couple of the bets paid off in a small way, but getting two-thirds of the Derby Trifecta didn’t generate any income.

The picture has changed. Here are WagerMate’s picks after the morning’s scratches…

I’ll use the same betting scheme as yesterday, except in the Derby I will box 3, 5, 8, 18, 21 in the Trifecta.

WagerMates’s pick for the card…

I’ll bet $2 to win on every WagerMate horse that has an ROI better than 25% — that’s 5 horses.

I’ll also place $1 exacta box bets on WagerMate’s top 3 picks in each race.

I’ll place Pick 3 bets in each race, using WagerMate’s top 2 picks.

In the Kentucky Derby, I’ll bet a trifecta using 8, 9, 18 with 5, 8, 9, 15 with 5, 8, 9, 15.

Have Fun!

Thanks largely to one nice exacta ($196.20), WagerMate made a profit of well over $5 on the two days of racing at Keeneland. What an easy game!

I think if I actually did some handicapping to supplement WagerMate’s picks, I could have made a $10 profit. Maybe next year.

We’ll use WagerMate’s picks…

…with the same Win, Exacta, and Pick 3 betting scheme we used yesterday.

How could we lose?

WagerMate’s picks for Friday…

I’ll bet $2 to win on every WagerMate horse that has an ROI better than 25% — that’s 17 horses.

I’ll also place $1 exacta box bets on WagerMate’s top 3 picks in each race.

I’ll place Pick 3 bets in each race, using WagerMate’s top 2 picks.

Good luck!

Mo Donegal won (as the favorite) and Skippylongstocking was third; hope you did better than I did!

WagerMate likes Creative Minister more than then crowd does…

I’ll bet 5 to win. I’ll box 2, 4, 5, and 6 in the exacta.

In the superfecta, I’ll go with 4 and 5 with 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 with 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 with 1, 2, 4, 5, 6.

Best of luck!

WagerMate picked the second, third, and fourth horses in order… but there isn’t a bet for that (maybe I should claim we nailed the Placefecta).

Simplification finished sixth, so none of my bets paid off.

WagerMate doesn’t like Epicenter as much as others do…

I’ll bet 1 to win. I’ll box 1, 2, and 8 in the exacta and trifecta.

For the superfecta, I’ll use 1, 2, 8 with 1, 2, 4, 8 with 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9 with All.

Enjoy!

WagerMate picked the wrong long shots — not Rich Strike (at 80-1).

WagerMate likes long shots…

I’ll bet $5 to Win on Tiz The Bomb.

I’ll bet an exacta with 8,9,13/All and another with 3,6,8,9,10,13/8,9,13.

I’ll need one of those long shots to do well.

We’ve released a new version of WagerMate; it has a lot of upgrades under-the-hood, but the most visible changes include:

- WagerMate simulates races as short as 4 furlongs
- WagerMate knows about the new code (‘FAN’) for Fairmount Park.
- WagerMate knows about the new Tapeta course at Gulfstream.

You can download and try WagerMate by clicking here.

But, to do anything interesting, you’ll have to register with TrackMaster so that you can download data files.

We’ll never speak of this again.

Another update required…

Updated my bets based on this…

WagerMates’s Saturday picks (I’ve manually scratched any horse with a number over 14)…

I’ll bet the same way as yesterday, but add superfecta boxes for the 9 races where WagerMate shows 4 picks.

How can you lose?

WagerMate’s picks for the first day…

I’ll bet $2 to win on every WagerMate horse that has an ROI better than 25% — that’s 12 horses.

I’ll also place $1 exacta box bets on WagerMate’s top 3 picks in each race.

I’ll place Pick 3 bets in each race, boxing WagerMate’s top 2 picks (A,B/A,B/A,B).

Have fun!