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Creative Cause Wins US Gr1 Norfolk Stakes
Former shuttler Giant's Causeway (Storm Cat-Mariah's Storm, by Rahy) added a US juvenile Gr1 triumph when his colt Creative Cause (Giant's Causeway-Dream Of Summer, by Siberian Summer) scored a 3.25-lengths victory in the US$250,000 Gr1 Norfolk Stakes (8.5 furlongs) for 2YOs at Santa Anita. Creative Cause (ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Mike Harrington) defeated favoured fellow colt Drill (Lawyer Ron-Cat Dancer, by Storm Cat) & front-running gelding Ruler Of Dubai (Tribal Rule-O K Topless, by Old Topper). Creative Cause (a US$135,000 yearling at the 2010 Keeneland September Sale) now has 3 wins (also including August’s Gr2 Best Pal Stakes over 6.5 furlongs at Del Mar) & a runner-up (in September’s Gr1 Del Mar Futurity over 7 furlongs at Del Mar) from 4 starts for US$323,000 earnings.