Creative Cause Odds 2012 Kentucky Derby Picks

creative causeCreative Cause Odds 2012 Kentucky Derby Picks: San Felipe Stakes (G2) winner Creative Cause will attempt try to make the 2012 Kentucky Derby his first Grade-1 win and has a good chance coming from the 8-post. Creative Cause was impressive in the Santa Anita Derby as a closer coming out of the first gate. He lost by a nose to I’ll Have Another but did well stalking and overtaking Blueskiesnrainbows who led from the wire. The horse gained strength as the race progressed so at 11/1 Horse Racing Odds at horse book, he stands a good chance.

Creative Cause is from the stables of owner Heinz Steinmann and is trained by Mike Harrington. Jockey Joel Rosario made his first appearance in the 2010 Kentucky Derby aboard Make Music for Me finishing fourth. Rosario, of the Dominican Republic, won his first graded stakes race in 2008 aboard Zappa in the San Pasquel (GII) and his first Breeders’ Cup race in 2009 with Dancing in Silks. His top mounts have included Creative Cause, Acclimation, Blind Luck, Harmonious, Dakota Phone, Dubawi Heights, Twirling Candy and Zazu.

The son of two top performers with seven-figure bankrolls, Creative Cause is by European champion and leading international sire Giant’s Causeway, and out of Grade 1-winning racemare Dream of Summer. He should have enough stamina to negotiate the classic distance.

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