Will Take Charge

Will Take Charge

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Will Take Charge Works Toward Whitney

Colt goes five furlongs on the Oklahoma training track in Saratoga Springs.

Willis Horton and Three Chimneys Farm's Will Take Charge  breezed five furlongs July 21 in anticipation of his next start in the Aug. 2 Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I).

Will Take Charge, a 4-year-old Unbridled's Song colt who was 3-year-old champion male of 2013, worked five furlongs in 1:01.02 on the Oklahoma training track. Trainer D. Wayne Lukas said the colt will have one more work before the $1.5 million Whitney at Saratoga Race Course.

"I took him out to breeze a little bit; he looked good," Lukas told New York Racing Association officials.

Will Take Charge has raced five times this year in top company with a victory in the Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) and second-place finishes in three grade I events: the Donn, Santa Anita, and Stephen Foster handicaps.

When asked about Will Take Charge facing Palace Malice  and other top older horses in the Whitney, Lukas said: "Look, we're the champion. We don't give a damn who shows up. Bring them on. You can't dodge them; they're all going to show up.

"Line them up. Let's see what we've got. There's no place to hide in Saratoga."