Ticker
  • Songbird repels the challenge of Carina Mia, and romps home in the CCA Oaks.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Up With the Birds swings to victory in Woodbine's Nijinsky Stakes.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Tin Type Gal rides the rail to victory in Monmouth's Boiling Springs.Posted 12 hours ago
  • California Chrome edges Dortmund in a San Diego Handicap showdown.Posted 1 day ago
  • Mokat (7-1) turns the San Clemente into a one-filly show.Posted 1 day ago
  • Dacita just gets up in the Grade 1 Diana in a four-horse photo.Posted 1 day ago
  • Front Pocket Money grinds to victory in the Grade 3 Jersey Shore.Posted 1 day ago
  • Hit It Once More romps home a big winner of the New York Derby.Posted 1 day ago
  • Bitumen (4-5) powers home to win the Grade 3 Sanford at Saratoga.Posted 1 day ago
  • Secretariat winner Highland Reel goes all the way in the Group 1 King George.Posted 1 day ago

Take Charge Indy Prepping for Clark

Take Charge Indy with Calvin Borel up wins the Florida Derby (G1) Gulfstream Park Hallandale Beach Florida. 03-31-2012. Arron Haggart/Eclipse Sportswire
Florida Derby (GI) winner Take Charge Indy will make his first start since finishing 19th of 20 in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) in Saturday’s Fayette (GII) at Keeneland and trainer Pat Byrne is hopeful that race will get him fit for their ultimate goal: the $400,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (GI) at Churchill Downs on Friday, Nov. 23.
 
“When we stopped on him after the Derby, I said we’ll try to make the Clark with him,” Byrne said. “We wanted to get a race in him before and landed on the Fayette. It’s just across town and we didn’t have to ship him all over the place. He’s fit now but he’ll be fitter for the Clark. You can breeze a horse and train and train, but there’s nothing like a race (to get a horse fit).”
 
Take Charge Indy came out of the Derby with a chip in his left front ankle. The chip was removed and the Chuck and Maribeth Sandford-owned colt was then given a few months turned out. 
 
“He’s matured since the spring,” Byrne said. “He really developed during the time he had off at the farm.”
 
Take Charge Indy, who has had five breezes at Churchill Downs since returning to the track in early August, will break from post five under regular rider Calvin Borel in the Fayette. He is the 3-1 morning-line favorite in the field of 11.  

 

comments powered by Disqus

Older Comments about Take Charge Indy Prepping for Clark...

Maybe next year won't be as bad as we think.

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories