Cox unveils another debut winner in Take Charge Angel

By Kevin Kerstein, for Churchill Downs
September 23, 2018 01:21pm
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Sheffer Racing’s Take Charge Angel added her name to trainer Brad Cox’s growing list of talented 2-year-old fillies with a five-length maiden win in Saturday’s fifth race at Churchill Downs.

“She certainly has a lot of talent and ability,” Cox said. “She’ll definitely be better around two turns in the future. She’s a naturally fast filly and we think very highly of her. She has a natural athletic look a lot of scope and good length.”

Take Charge Angel tracked the early lead and comfortably won by five lengths in the 6 ½-furlong maiden special weight in a final time of 1:17.59.

One week prior to Take Charge Angel’s victory, Cox debuted the heavily-touted Covfefe at Churchill Downs who won a six-furlong maiden special weight by 9 ¼ lengths. Covfefe’s workmate, Unholy Alliance, won her debut in the very next race by three lengths. 

“I don’t know what it is about the fillies but we are doing well with a lot of them,” assistant trainer Jorje Abrego said. “It’s been a great week. All three of these fillies are very nice and I’m sure there are some stakes races up the road for them.”


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