Kentucky Derby Contenders - Day 26: #5 Take Charge Indy

Contributed By Post Time Pete
Posted on 4/26/12 8:00 AM

Day 26: #5 Take Charge Indy

Take Charge Indy Trainer: Patrick B. Byrne Chuck and Maribeth Sandford LLC Silks
Jockey: Calvin Borel*
Owner: Chuck and Maribeth Sandford LLC
Breeder: Eaton Sales
Earnings: $698,400*
Next Race: Kentucky Derby*
* Current as of April 1, 2012

Take Charge Indy is an A. P. Indy and Take Charge Lady colt. Aside from the excellent pedigree, this horse has two wins and two places in six career starts. His latest win came in the Florida Derby where he beat out the heavy favorite (and likely Derby favorite) Union Rags. If all that wasn't enough to consider this horse, he's also ridden by jockey Calvin "Bo-rail" who's won three of the last five Kentucky Derby races.

Race position will mean a lot to TCI in the Kencutky Derby, especially since his jockey likes to get on the inside. The distance won't be a problem - his last 4 races were at a mile and 1/16 with his final race being the mile and 1/8 Florida Derby. For me there's no getting away from this horse on May 5th. A bad starting position could change that, but right now he'll make my short list.

Click here to preview yesterday's breakdown of #6 on the earnings list, Creative Cause.

Check back tomorrow when we preview #4 on our list, Wrote.

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