Creative Cause's Pavel Runs to Rising Stardom in Santa Anita Debut

6th at SA, $54kMSW (6 1/2f)Winner: Pavel, c, 3 by Creative Cause

Pavel | Benoit

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 chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton. Click for the free catalogue-style pedigree.

6th-SA, $55,380, Msw, 7-1, 3yo/up, 6 1/2f, 1:15.43, ft.

+PAVEL, c, 3, Creative Cause

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.


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