Giant’s Causeway Filly Takes Charge

A brilliant winning debut at Churchill Downs on Sunday for Take Charge Brandi (2f Giant’s Causeway x Charming, by Seeking the Gold) has earned the royally bred daughter of champion sire Giant’s Causeway TDN Rising Star status. Trained by D Wayne Lukas, Take Charge Brandi did exactly that in the four and a half furlong scamper, finding the front for Corey Laneri before being geared down to win as she pleased by more than two lengths. A $435,000 Keeneland September purchase for Willis Horton, Take Charge Brandi is the second winner from Charming, a half-sister by Seeking the Gold to Grade I winners Will Take Chharge and Take Charge Indy from triple Grade I winner Take Charge Lady.