Arcadia, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Longshot Take Charge Brandi set the pace
from the start and rolled to victory in Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup
Juvenile Fillies to begin the second day of the 31st World Championships at
Santa Anita Park.
Trained by D. Wayne Lukas and ridden by Victor Espinoza, Take Charge Brandi
was sent off as a 60-1 longshot in the 12-horse field of 2-year-old fillies
gong 1 1/16 miles. Take Charge Brandi took the lead out of the gate and set
the pace the entire way.
The longshot posted a three-quarters length win over Top Decile with Wonder
Gal getting third and Feathered fourth.
The time for the Juvenile Fillies was 1:41.95 on a fast track.
Owned by Willis Horton, Take Charge Brandi earned $1.1 million as she
registered her second victory from six starts. The 2-year-old has banked
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.
Take Charge Brandi returned $125.40, $51.40 and $24.80. Top Decile paid $7.20
and $5.40, Wonder Gal paid $9.40 to show.