June 22, 2014 - Churchill Downs, Race 4, Msw, USD $44,000, 4 1/2f
Take Charge Brandi, F, 2, 2012 by Giant's Causeway
1st Dam: Charming, by Seeking the Gold
2nd Dam: Take Charge Lady, by Dehere
3rd Dam: Felicita, by Rubiano
Owner: Willis Horton
Breeder: Charming Syndicate (Ky)
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
Take Charge Brandi, sent off at 3-1, rushed up to take control early and pulled her way through an opening quarter in :22.73 before striding clear down the lane under a motionless Corey Lanerie to win by 2 1/2 lengths. Favored Conquest Archangel (Blame), off to a slow start in her debut, was five-wide into the stretch and closed to be second. Take Charge Brandi was a $435,000 KEESEP purchase by Willis Horton in 2013. The filly's second dam is MGISW Take Charge Lady, who is the dam of Horton's champion Will Take Charge (Unbridled's Song), as well as Grade I winner Take Charge Indy (A.P. Indy). Her dam Charming, a $3.2-million KEESEP yearling whose 4-year-old Siete C (Unbridled's Song) won Sunday at Gulfstream, produced a filly by War Front in 2013 and a colt by that Claiborne stallion this spring. Take Charge Lady also produced a filly by War Front in 2013.
Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $26,400.