Grade Three Success for Winning Cause
Winning Cause (4h Giant’s Causeway x Raffishing Look, by Kingmambo) claimed another feature race win when taking out the $103,000 Grade III Cliff Hanger Stakes at Monmouth on the weekend. The Todd Pletcher trained entire had been consistent without winning since taking out the Sir Cat Stakes last July, Winning Cause proved too strong in forging clear to win the 1 and 1/8th mile contest by half a length. Raced by Alto Racing, Winning Cause has the tidy record of five wins and nine placings from 22 starts with prizemoney topping $556,000. Winning Cause is the first winner for Raffishing Look, who comes from the family of Grade I winners Twilight Agenda, Go and Go, Media Puzzle and Refuse to Bend.