Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) – Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner
Take Charge Brandi will continue to compete in 2014 with division honors
Trained by Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas for Willis Horton, Take Charge Brandi
won the Delta Downs Princess Stakes on Nov. 22 and is now slated to move to
California for another start as a 2-year-old.
“I want to take the doubt out of the vote. Let’s make it easy,” Lukas said.
“I really thought she was coming up to the Delta Downs race as well as the
Breeders’ Cup, so to get two like that was good. I think she’s going to run
huge the next time.”
Lukas will have the filly start at Los Alamitos in the $350,000 Starlet on
Saturday, Dec. 13.
Take Charge Brandi pressed the pace and then took command down the stretch
to win the $400,000 Delta Downs Princess Stakes on Nov. 22. Three weeks
earlier, the 61-1 longshot set the pace from the start and rolled to victory
in the $2 million Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 1.
Take Charge Brandi broke her maiden in her debut at Churchill Downs in June.
She was second at Saratoga in the Schuylerville and fifth in the Adirondack
Stakes. The filly followed with a fifth in the Pocahontas at Churchill and was
eighth in Keeneland’s Alcibiades.
The filly has won three of seven starts for $1,410,126.