Take Charge Lady Heads Field For Ashland Stakes

Take Charge Lady Heads Field For Ashland Stakes
Photo: AP/ Breck Smither
Fair Grounds Oaks winner Take Charge Lady tops Ashland field.
Take Charge Lady, who is undefeated in two races this year, drew the No. 5 post position for the $500,000 Ashland Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday at Keeneland. She will be ridden by Anthony D'Amico, who guided her to a five-length victory in the March 9 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II). The 3-year-old daughter of Dehere also won the Silverbulletday Stakes (gr. III) this year at the Fair Grounds while being ridden by Jon Court. In 2001, she captured three of her five races, including the Walmac International Alcibiades Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland.

Take Charge Lady is owned by Select Stable and is trained by Kenny McPeek. She is a Triple Crown nominee.

In all, eight fillies were entered in the Ashland. The field, in post position order, is as follows: Colonial Glitter, First Again, Take the Cake, Whiletheiron'shot, Take Charge Lady, Bronze Autumn, Cordoba, and Belterra.

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