Identifier a new GSW for Creative Cause

Identifier, a four-year-old colt by Creative Cause won the G3 Hal’s Hope S. on the Florida Derby undercard on March 28th becoming his sire’s newest SW and GSW. A competitive field went to post in the Grade 3 – all 10 of Identifier’s opponents had earned black-type coming into the event, with eight of them already Graded performers. Consequently, Identifier was dismissed at long odds, despite sporting a record of three wins and four placings in his 10 lifetime starts. Let loose on the turn by rider, Marcos Meneses, Identifier lit up the tote board rallying from sixth to win going away by a length, for Gelfenstein Farm and trainer, Oscar Gonzalez.

Identifier first flashed his talent in March 2019 when winning a one-mile-and-a-sixteenth Maiden Special Weight at Gulfstream Park going wire-to-wire and earning a strong 85 Beyer Speed Figure. Making his first start for Oscar Gonzalez Saturday, he employed waiting tactics and finished full of run to earn a 93 Beyer in his just his second stakes effort. Last year’s Florida Derby runner-up, Bodexpress, battled Rare Form for the early lead, setting solid fractions of 47-1/5 and 1:11 flat, with Identifier finishing best of all from off the pace. 

Identifier was bred by Heinz J. Steinmann, in whose father’s name Creative Cause was a leading two and three-year-old in 2011/12. He joins a group of Graded winners by Creative Cause that includes the Grade 1-winning multi-millionaire, Pavel, as well as Significant Form (G2), My Boy Jack (G3) and Skyler’s Scramjet (G3), who was beaten just 1/2 length in the 2019 Carter H (G1) by World Of Trouble.

Creative Cause stands at Airdrie Stud. For more information on him or the rest of our roster, please contact Cormac Breathnach <[email protected] | 859-552-4345>