Take Charge Brandi Takes on Eleven in $400,000 Delta Princess
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Wed 19/11/2014 - 16:48 EST
On Saturday at Delta Downs, the upset winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, Take Charge Brandi, will take on a field of eleven rivals in the $400,000 Delta Princess Stakes. The Grade 3 race will be run at one mile.
Tabbed as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 for D. Wayne Lukas, Take Charge Brandi is coming in off of a front-running upset win in the Juvenile Fillies (G1). Purchased for $435,000 as a yearling, the chestnut daughter of Giant’s Causeway is out of a half-sister to Eclipse Award winner Will Take Charge. She broke her maiden at first asking in June and struggled in her subsequent efforts against stakes competition. Paco Lopez will be aboard for the first time from post position six.
Vivian Da Bling has home track advantage
Second choice at 3-1 on the morning line is Vivian Da Bling for trainer William Brett Calhoun. Bred in Louisiana, the gray daughter of Too Much Bling has won three of her four career starts including a minor stakes win last time out at Delta Downs. She delivered by eight lengths as the heavy favorite in the My Trusty Cat Stakes under jockey Chris Rosier and the pair will team up again from post position seven. All three of her victories have come in front-running fashion.
Skipalute trying to break maiden in style
Also in the field at 6-1 on the morning line is Skipalute for trainer Eddie Kenneally. Purchased for $130,000 as a yearling, the black daughter of Midnight Lute is still a maiden from four starts. She has finished second in three of those races, most recently as a maiden taking on stakes company in the Matron(G3) at Belmont Park. She is stretching out past six furlongs for the first time and has been training steadily since her last race. Corey Lanerie will be aboard from post five.
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