Second straight stakes win for Creative Cause colt

A. P. Zona backed up last month’s stakes win with another on Saturday when the 3-year-old Creative Cause colt rallied to capture the $50,000 River Rock Casino H. by a head at Hastings Park.

The winner came from fifth after a quarter-mile to run down Driller in deep stretch to complete the six furlongs in 1:16.10.

A. P. Zona, who broke his maiden in February at Santa Anita Park, has won four of his five starts this year and has now earned $95,660 for owner Peter Redekop.

Creative Cause was a leading freshman sire of 2016 and is once again in the top 10 on this year’s Second-Crop Sire list with more than $1.1 million in progeny earnings.