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Iroquios Stakes Betting Preview

September 16, 2023

The much-anticipated 2023 Iroquois Stakes unveils a rich tapestry of enticing betting opportunities, showcasing a diverse lineup of competitors. 

Churchill Downs will witness the fierce competition of nine talented two-year-olds, with the top quintet earning valuable qualifying points for the 2024 Kentucky Derby.

  • Date / Track: 09/16/2023 Churchill Downs

  • Post Time: 4:55 PM ET

  • Distance: 1 mile (dirt)

  • Purse: $300,000

Iroquois Stakes Betting Preview

The abundance of elite racehorses in this competition sets the stage for an enthralling betting experience. Several horses emerge as formidable candidates on paper, poised to garner considerable interest among bettors.

Six out of the nine horses are coming off victories and seven total have recently placed in the top three for their last event. This makes the field even more competitive with positive vibes all around.

Horses with Best Chance to Win

Every horse offers an enticing chance of winning, yet a few truly stand out. Uncover here the frontrunners poised for victory or a top-three placement, aiding in the creation of precise exacta and trifecta wagers.

Risk It 9-5

Risk It is coming off of a victory at the Sar MSW back in the middle of August last month. This was also his debut, which he was also a heavy favorite there. He won by more than four lengths and has a great opportunity to make this magic happen again.

Patriot Spirit 5-1

Patriot Spirit just won the Colonial Downs MSW race at the end of August recently. This was a seven furlong race that he won by six lengths over. Surprisingly, he sold for $95,000 as a yearling, then $235,000 as a two-year-old, but now has a quality team behind him ready to win more.

Union Roll 5-1

Union Roll was successful at Monmouth Park last month, which was an electrifying finish. He came back from fifth to eventually win by more than five lengths. He was arguably the third best horse there in terms of odds, making him a horse worth keeping an eye on here.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

Get ready for the highly anticipated 2023 Iroquois Stakes as MyBookie reveals a captivating range of betting opportunities. Explore the full lineup below to ignite your curiosity for wagering.

  • Liberal Arts: 10-1

  • West Saratoga: 12-1

  • Union Roll: 5-1

  • Edified: 6-1

  • Market Street: 12-1

  • Seize the Grey: 15-1

  • Gettysburg Address: 6-1

  • Risk It: 9-5

  • Patriot Spirit: 5-1

Edified 6-1

Edified, son of Tapit, debuted at Ellis Park and won against fellow competitor Liberal Arts. In that race, he won by roughly four lengths.

His next race was at the Saratoga Special, a graded 2 event. He was bumped a few times at the start and it rattled him enough to lose ground. He eventually finished fifth.

Final Pick: Take Edified at 6-1 to Win