The West Coast 3-year-olds completed their path to Kentucky Derby 2012 on Saturday and I’ll Have Another got the bob over Creative Cause in the 75th running of the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby.
G1 Santa Anita Derby (4-7-12): 94 BSF (I’ll Have Another)
42-1 Baffert bomber Blueskiesnrainbows surprisingly coasted on an
easy lead through splits of :23.11, :47.11, and 1:11.14. I’ll Have
Another stalked on the outside and Creative Cause was relaxed along the
Blueskiesnrainbows still held the advantage after a mile in 1:35.36
but I’ll Have Another and Creative Cause were gaining fast. The two
favorites crossed the line noses apart with I’ll Have Another narrowly
getting the job done under Mario Gutierrez. Baffert’s longshot
pacesetter was another 1/2 length back in 3rd.