Take Charge Brandi is making a late charge in Horse of the Year discussion.
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
She was a forgotten longshot going into the starting gate for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 1. Now, Take Charge Brandi is the leading 2-year-old filly in the land and making a late charge in Horse of the Year discussion.
Take Charge Brandi won the Juvenile Fillies as a 61-1 longshot but had very little respect following her wire to wire victory. Less than two months later, as 2014 comes to a close, the D. Wayne Lukas-trained filly has only gotten stronger since that Santa Anita victory.
"This is an exceptional filly," jockey Victor Espinoza said following his winning ride aboard Take Charge Brandi this past Saturday in the Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos. "To win the Breeders' Cup and then go to Delta Downs and win (the Delta Princess Nov. 22) and then come back with this race is amazing."