I'll Have Another with trainer Doug O'Neill

I'll Have Another with trainer Doug O'Neill

Steve Haskin

Creative Cause, I'll Have Another Arrive

Santa Anita Derby one-two-finishers arrived at Churchill Downs April 28.

Kentucky Derby activity picked up this afternoon with the arrival from California of I'll Have Another  and Creative Cause , the one-two finishers, respectively, of the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), and Rousing Sermon, third in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II).

I’ll Have Another was the first off the van at a little past 12:30 p.m. and looked fantastic. His coat had a shine to it, despite the long journey, and he was carrying good flesh. Trainer Doug O’Neill, who has his own barn at Churchill Downs, led the son of Flower Alley off the van and walked him around the shed several times. The colt was feeling good and bucked on several occasions.


“He’s really bouncing around there, and his energy level is very high,” O’Neill said. “He looks great.”


The van then moved several hundred yards to the loading ramp next to Barn 42 and let off Creative Cause and Rousing Sermon. The former took up residence two stalls down from Trinniberg . The son of Giant's Causeway  came bouncing off the van and was full of energy walking to the barn. He continued to be on the muscle walking the shed, and then settled down after several times around.


Trainer Mike Harrington was due to arrive tonight. Both colts are expected to go to the track Sunday, April 29. I’ll Have Another had his final work at Betfair HollywoodPark yesterday, but Creative Cause is scheduled to work over the Churchill track on Tuesday, May 1. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, Harrington said he would be comfortable just galloping up to the race.