Irish War Cry Back In Training, Still Aiming For Breeders’ Cup

H. Graham Motion trainee Irish War Cry is training well two months after suffering from a bout of thumps in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster, according to a report by The Blood-Horse. The 4-year-old recently turned in his second timed workout since pulling up in the race, which was held on an extraordinarily steamy evening at Churchill Downs.

Thumps, which is the common name for diaphragm spasms which look similar to hiccups, is caused by an electrolyte imbalance and can be made worse by hot weather. Motion has had a specialist examine Irish War Cry and determine the horse cannot run in hot weather.

Since the Stephen Foster, Motion said he gave Irish War Cry a month off and has brought him back to work slowly. The trainer hopes to start the colt sometime in September with an eye toward the Breeders’ Cup.

Read more at The Blood-Horse 

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