There were a pair of graded routes on the Kentucky Derby 2012 trail last weekend and Creative Cause pleaded his case in Santa Anita’s G2 San Felipe Stakes.
Creative Cause has been a Derby hopeful for quite
some time and he took another step forward at the Great Race Place on
Saturday. He wore down a stubborn Bodemeister and garnered a fine 102 BSF. The talented son of Giant’s Causeway was goofing off in the stretch and needs to keep his mind on business if he expects to make a serious dent under the Twin Spires.
giving up valuable experience and seasoning to the winner but he almost
made up for it on raw talent. He did all of the pace dirty work and did
everything but win. The Bob Baffert trainee was unraced as a juvenile
and probably won’t win the Derby but his early-pressing speed will
always give him a chance to shine, especially over the speed conducive
Santa Anita oval.