Reddam Racing's Pavel (Creative Cause) captured his Santa Anita debut in authoritative fashion to become the second “TDN Rising Star” of the day. Overlooked at odds of 7-1, the gray broke sharply to dispute the pace inside a pair of rivals through an opening quarter-mile in :22.39. Moving ahead to seize the advantage entering the turn, the sophomore drew off confidently in the stretch and reported home 4 1/2 lengths in front of Little Juanito (Exchange Rate).
The winner is a half-brother to Caracortado (Cat Dreams), MGSW & MGISP, $885,775; and He'll Pay (Haynesfield), SW & MGSP, $180,699. His unraced dam Mons Venus produced a full-brother to the winner in 2015; a Fed Biz filly in 2016; and a Carpe Diem colt Apr. 29 of this year.Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton. Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
6th-SA, $55,380, Msw, 7-1, 3yo/up, 6 1/2f, 1:15.43, ft.
1st Dam: Mons Venus, by Maria's Mon
2nd Dam: Bid to the Mint, by Key to the Mint
3rd Dam: Cautious Bidder, by Bold Bidder
$90,000 Wlg '14 KEENOV; $80,000 RNA Ylg '15 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $32,400. O-Reddam Racing LLC; B-Brereton C. Jones & WinStar Farm, LLC (KY); T-Doug F. O'Neill.