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Lukas Gives Will Take Charge Final Travers Work

Will Take Charge Rebel 615 X 400
Photo: Eclipse Sportswire

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas gave Will Take Charge his final preparations for Saturday's Grade 1 Travers with a five-furlong breeze in 1:01.88 on the Oklahoma training track Monday.

The 3-year-old Unbridled's Song colt is coming off a runner-up finish to Palace Malice in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy at 1 1/8 miles on July 27, beaten a length despite a career-high Beyer Speed Figure of 105. He stretches out to 1 ¼ miles for the Travers.

"He's had a good month since the Jim Dandy," Lukas said. "I'm hoping the extra little distance is going to help. There's a lot of speed in the race, and maybe we can use that to our advantage. He's maturing nicely."

Will Take Charge, sidelined Lukas stablemate Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb were the only three horses to go through the spring competing in all three Triple Crown races. Will Take Charge was eighth in the Derby, seventh in the Preakness and 10th in the Belmont Stakes.

Prior to the Triple Crown, Will Take Charge won the Smarty Jones and Grade 2 Rebel at Oaklawn Park during the winter.

"He was a little immature through the whole Triple Crown," Lukas said. "I like what I see now, so maybe we're just finding out about him. I look for a big effort from him."

 

 

 

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