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    Ballydoyle's Battle Cry goes from last to first
Ballydoyle's Battle Cry goes from last to first
Ballydoyle's Battle Cry. Source: Sports Life

Ballydoyle's Battle Cry goes from last to first

The Ballylinch Stud 'Red Rocks' Stakes saw two contenders from Ballydoyle surge ahead of the other horses in the final moments. Ultimately, Battle Cry, ridden by Ryan Moore, emerged victorious.

With Moore in the saddle, it was imposing that the winner had a starting price of 10/1. However, there were worries about the challenging ground conditions for the No Nay Never colt, which experienced a decline in market favour throughout the day after opening at 4/1 in the morning.

Fell behind and trailed at the back before reaching the final stretch, the victor changed lanes to the outside early on and, from that moment, started to accelerate towards the finish line.

Another horse from the same stable, Samuel Colt, managed to take the lead at the furlong pole, but Battle Cry showed great endurance and overtook him in the final 100 yards. Battle Cry won the race by half a length, leaving My Mate Alfie trailing behind by another five lengths in third place.

The trainer, Aidan O'Brien, emphasised the previous incident in Doncaster, where the horse became agitated in the stalls and had to be withdrawn. He experienced a sudden amount of anxiety but had never encountered such a situation before or since.


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