Review of Bernard Baruch Handicap, Grade II on Turf, at Saratoga

Race 9.  Bernard Baruch Handicap. Grade II on Turf. For three-year-old and up at 1 1/16 miles on turf. Purse $250,000.

Entries:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Voodoo Song Jose Lezcano Linda Rice 1/1
2 Projected Javier Castellano Chad Brown 9/2
3 Forge Manuel Franco William Mott 10/1
4 Synchrony Joel Rosario Michael Stidham 3/1
5 Inspector Lynley Jose Ortiz Claude McGaughey III 4/1
6 Qurbaan Irad Ortiz, Jr. Kiaran McLaughlin 12/1

Voodoo Song came into with two wins from four starts in 2018, including a one-length victory in the Forbidden Apple on July 14 at Belmont Park. He won Fourstardave Handicap, Grade I, at a mile on the inner turf on August 11. He has five consecutive wins at Saratoga.

Synchrony won his last race the Oceanport, Grade III, at Monmouth Park.

Inspector Lynley won his last race the Fasig-Tipton Lure on August 11.

Qurbaan is making his U.S. debut.

Projected ran second in his last race the Fasig-Tipton Lure on August 11. He has finished second three times in 2018.

Forge has recorded three wins in allowance races. His last race he finished fourth in a  $50,000 claiming race.

Our Top Three Picks:

  • Voodoo Song
  • Synchrony
  • Inspector Lynley

 

 

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