call to battle


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call to battle

noun
A rallying term used by proponents of a cause:
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CALEB FOLAN admitted yesterday his early call to battle on Wednesday came as a shock.
The release of ``Anaconda'' sounds like a call to battle, even, an invitation to big scary animals of the past to step up and prove their worth.
In truth, the New World Order demands a more intelligent strength than the old--a focused, cost-effective strength that can answer the call to battle, not the call to airshows.
Beaten in his only juvenile outing, Light Heavy turned over Ballydoyle's French 2,000 Guineas contender Furner's Green at Leopardstown in March and went on to land the Group 3 PW McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes in style over tomorrow's trip last month, although runner-up Call To Battle did little for the form in Chester.
He completed a two-year-old double at Leopardstown on Sunday with Call To Battle in the Listed Eyrefield Stakes after Takar had won a maiden by eight lengths.
Light Heavy knuckled down well to his task in the closing stages, running on strongly for Kevin Manning to beat Call To Battle by two and a half lengths.
By the time the pair doubled up in the Listed Eyrefield Stakes with Call To Battle, Murtagh was officially the champion rider for 2011.
Although Ballydoyle has not hit form, Livingston looks a potential Derby candidate and is preferred to John Oxx's Call To Battle, winner of the Eyrefield Stakes at Leopardstown in November.
The Eyrefield is a tricky race despite the small field and Tibet and Call To Battle are given the nod.
Murtagh triumphed on twoyear-olds Takar and Call To Battle to make certain of the title before reigning champion Pat Smullen replied after landing the season finale, the Leopardstown November, leaving Murtagh with an 83-79 end-of-season advantage.
He partners the top weight FATCATINTHEHAT in the nursery, while CALL TO BATTLE and WHAT A CHARM have leading claims in the Eyrefield Stakes and the November Handicap respectively.
lived up to billing, travelling strongly into contention before apparently blowing up and weakening to finish fourth to Call to Battle.