Bob and Michele Billing's Victor's Cry scored his second victory today in an allowance event going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Hollywood Park under jockey Rafael Bejarano. The 3-year-old dark bay colt sat just off the pace and made a three-wide move entering the far turn. He gained the lead at the eighth pole and finished gamely to win by ¾ lengths.
“I think he’s a very good horse,” said trainer Eoin Harty. “And I think he’ll prove that. He’s getting better with age, and though it took him a while to put it together, he’s on the right track to becoming a very nice horse.”
The Street Cry son has shown great versatility and was making his third start on the turf after running on synthetics in all of his previous races. When asked if he thought Victor’s Cry was better on turf, Harty responded, “It’s not the footing. He’s a Street Cry, which means he can run on broken glass. I would have run him on the main track but they haven’t written this race on the main track. The surface won’t be a problem for him.”
Victor’s Cry was bred in Virginia by Legacy Farm and was purchased at the 2006 Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale for $150,000. He is out of the Clever Trick mare Short Time.