3. Irish War Cry
Derby Points/Rank: 110 – 5th
Race Record: (5) 4-0-0
Breeding: Curlin – Irish Sovereign
Owner: Isabelle de Tomaso
Trainer: Graham Motion
Last Race: Grade 2 Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct, Finished 1st
Analysis: After a no-show in the Fountain of Youth Stakes, he rebounded in a big way to dominate the Wood. If not for that Fountain of Youth blunder, this horse would easily be the favorite for the Kentucky Derby. His numbers from the Wood are solid and I loved how he showed the ability to sit off the pace this time around. That is a tactic that he’ll need to display in Kentucky, but which race will he bring with him when he shows up?