Yes. We have been asked numerous times if Betmix picked the Oaks and Derby winners. The first thing we tell people who ask this question is that Betmix ranks horses based on the criteria that you provide, so it is ultimately the user who made the pick because the user told Betmix which factors to use and how important those factors should be. That combination of factors and weighting is what we call a Mix.
So, was there a Mix that picked both the Kentucky Oaks winner (Princess of Sylmar $79.60) and Kentucky Derby winner (Orb $12.80)? Absolutely. There were probably several Mixes that did. Many users have told us that they hit big both days, some used the same Mix for both races, others used different ones.
One Mix that worked for both the Oaks and the Derby is the Alpha Mix. It is available in the MixLibrary for any Monthly Subscriber to add to their saved mix list. To find the Alpha mix, just open up the MixLibrary and in the search box type "Alpha", then hit the SEARCH MIX LIBRARY button.
The Alpha mix is simple, as you will see when you add it to your saved mixes. The mix was created in response to a challenge from a user (we get challenged all the time!) who asked us which Mix we would use if we could only use one to handicap every race. The Alpha mix is the result. It utilizes some basic handicapping principles that we believe would work in most races. It catches its fair share of longshots (the Oaks winner) and favorites.
To answer the question, yes, there were several mixes that picked the Oaks and Derby winners and several that did not. It's up to you - the user - to decide which Mix to use in any given race. If you were like Jason H. who uses the Alpha Mix regularly then you would be celebrating with him. The $20 Oaks/Derby double he made using the Alpha Mix returned a very nice $6,214. Congratulations Jason, and congratulations to the many users who have shared their winning Kentucky Derby stories with us.
Who will win the Preakness? Using the Alpha Mix again, it's interesting to note that the predicted winner of the Preakness is not Orb. We will update this post with the results after the race or you can run the Alpha Mix on your own to see the predicted winner...
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