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Bernard Baruch Handicap Betting Preview

September 4, 2023


The highly anticipated 2023 Bernard Baruch Handicap G3, slated as Saratoga Race Course's third race, promises an exhilarating showdown featuring a formidable ensemble of six top-tier horses. Brace yourself for an array of enticing betting prospects, as a multitude of outstanding contenders beckon your consideration.


  • Date / Track: 09/04/2023 Saratoga Race Course

  • Post Time: 1:48 PM ET

  • Distance: 1 1/16 m (turf)

  • Purse: $150,000

Bernard Baruch Handicap Betting Preview

The participant field for this race is notably more compact to evaluate compared to other competitions. Among the six contenders, only a select few horses truly shine, courtesy of their outstanding displays this season. That being stated, it is important not to underestimate the potential achievements of some of the less-favored horses in this event.

Horses with Best Chance to Win

While each entrant in the competition boasts a genuine chance of victory, a handful of standout contenders radiate a stronger allure. This handbook aims to assist you in pinpointing which horses to contemplate for your primary selection, exacta, and trifecta preferences.

Wit 7-5

Wit is coming off of an eighth place finish at the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational G1. Out of his 11 races in his career, he has four victories, three runner-ups, and two third place finishes.

Public Sector 5-2

Public Sector is returning to race after a fifth place finish at the Cliff Hanger LS. Trainer Chad Brown and jockey Irad Ortiz are a dynamic duo to make things happen on the track. Out of his 17 career wins, he has five wins, three runner-ups, and three third place finishes.

Jake Rocks 9-2

With a third place finish at the Sar Claim in July, Jake Rocks will look to improve after that performance. Even more impressive compared to the field, he has four wins and two third place finishes in six starts this year.

Emaraaty 3-1

Emaraaty is another Chad Brown trained horse entering this event. He is coming off of a sixth place finish at the Poker G3 event. Out of 19 career events, he has six victories, three second place finishes, and one third place result.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie reveals the betting prospects for the 2023 Bernard Baruch Handicap. Look over the field to see which horses make the most sense to bet on for you as you prepare for this competitive racing event.


  • Bring Me A Check: 10-1

  • Pioneering Spirit: 7-2

  • Public Sector: 5-2

  • Wit: 7-5

  • Emaraaty: 3-1

  • Jake Rocks: 9-2

Pioneering Spirit 7-2

Pioneering Spirit, son of American Pharaoh, has had a busy 2023, as he has four wins, one runner-up, and two third place results. His recent performance was a third place finish at the Sword Dancer G1.

Final Pick: Take Pioneering Spirit at 7-2 to Win