Irish War Cry re­turns to the track as 7-2 Bel­mont fa­vorite

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

NEW YORK | Irish War Cry is re­turn­ing to the Triple Crown trail as the 7-2 fa­vorite for the Bel­mont Stakes.

The colt claimed that sta­tus af­ter ex­pected fa­vorite Clas­sic Em­pire was forced out ear­lier Wed­nes­day be­cause of an ab­scess in his right front hoof.

Irish War Cry fin­ished 10th in the Ken­tucky Derby and skipped the Preak­ness. Irish War Cry drew the No. 7 post.

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