Injury sidelines Take Charge Brandi

Hot Springs, AR ( – Champion filly Take Charge Brandi has an
injury and will be sidelined for about two months.

Take Charge Brandi, owned by Willis Horton and trained by D. Wayne Lukas, has
a non-displaced chip in her right knee and is expected to be out of
competition for about 60 days. The 3-year-old filly, winner of last year’s
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, was to start in this Saturday’s Rebel Stakes
at Oaklawn Park.

Lukas discovered the chip Tuesday morning following training Monday. He said
Take Charge Brandi was “a little tender” Tuesday morning and he first thought
it might be an issue with a foot.

“We’re going to take a positive approach to this,” Lukas said. “She’s only
going to be out 60 days.”

X-Rays were taken and sent to Dr. Larry Bramlage at Rood & Riddle in Kentucky.
Take Charge Brandi will be taken to Rood & Riddle Wednesday so that Bramlage
can determine whether surgery is necessary.

In her seasonal debut, Take Charge Brandi won the Martha Washington Stakes
at Oaklawn. The filly has won five of nine starts for $1,680,126.