The Heinz Steinmann owned Creative Cause will look to follow up is decent Kentucky Derby showing with a win at the 2012 Preakness Stakes this Saturday, May 19th at the Pimilco Racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland. The latest Horse Racing Odds and Preakness Stakes Predictions have the roan colt listed as a +600 moneyline play to win this weekend’s Triple Crown race. Creative Cause, a veteran of nine races, will start the Preakness from Post #6.
Creative Cause suffered the worst finish of its career at Churchill Downs two weekends ago, but given the impressive Derby field, the colt’s fifth place showing was anything but disastrous. In fact, the horse’s Kentucky Derby result has many believing a Preakness Stakes win is not out of the question.
The weekend’s field is significantly smaller and should one of the favorites (Bodemeister, I’ll Have Another) fail to perform, the Mike Harrington trained colt could be in position to take the race. Prior to the Derby, Creative Cause had never finished worst than third despite running in four Grade 1 and three Grade 2 events; a track record that suggests it will be there at the end on Saturday.
Creative Cause will be piloted by first time Preakness runner Joel Rosario. The Dominican native has been aboard the for its last six races, and he guided Creative Cause to win the Norfolk Stakes (G1) and San Felipe Stakes (G2). Prior to the Derby, Rosario and Creative Cause placed second to Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby.
Creative Cause Odds 2012 Preakness Stakes Predictions: Provided by SBG Global
#6 Creative Cause +600 (To Win the 2012 Preakness Stakes)