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Nov 07, 2014

Take Charge Brandi steals Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies


Arcadia, CA ( - 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 $1,170,126.

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.

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