Casa Creed repeats in Saratoga’s Fourstardave Handicap

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LRE Racing LLC and JEH Racing LLC’s ageless Casa Creed (Jimmy Creed – Achalaya) captured Saratoga’s $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (G1) for the second straight year on Saturday and earned a berth in the gate for the 2023 Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1). Rating off the pace on the outside, he went after the leaders turning for home, caught familiar foe Annapolis a sixteenth from home, and was best by three-quarters of a length at the wire. The 7-year-old son of Jimmy Creed, trained by Bill Mott, is a six-time grade one stakes winner. He has compiled a 33-9-5-5 career record and earned $2,460,308 since his purchase for $15,000 out of the Janie Roper consignment at the 2017 OBS Winter Mixed Sale.