Irish War Cry Sounds Derby Call With Holy Bull Victory
By Margaret Ransom
Isabelle de Tomaso’s New Jersey homebred Irish War Cry made his presence on the Triple Crown trail well known on Saturday with an impressive wire-to-wire score in the $350,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes (GII) at Gulfstream Park. The Graham Motion-trained chestnut was ridden to victory by Joel Rosario and crossed the wire 3 ¾ lengths in front of Gunnevera and five other rivals in the 1 1/16-mile main track feature.
After breaking alertly from the gate, Rosario guided Irish War Cry immediately to the front and well off the rail, where they set all of the pace in splits of… (more)