International Star, backed up his earlier GIII Le Comte win today by squeezing thru a tight spot down on the rail coming off the far turn to grab the lead then had to hold off a coming War Story, for the win in today’s $400,000, GII Risen Star Stakes at The Fairgrounds!
International Star, gathered in another 50 Derby points for the win here today giving him 71 total derby points (tops on the 2015 Derby Points leader board now) and a sure-fire gate in the 141th “Run for the Roses” on May 2nd!
War Story, earned 20 derby points for his 2nd place effort!
Winning Time – 1:43.82
J S Bach (Trainer)