Take Charge Indy , who won the Florida Derby (gr. I) earlier this year before being sidelined by an injury, "has been in training for 30 days" and is being pointed for a return to competition during Keeneland's fall meeting, according to Charles Sandford.
Sandford was interviewed Sept. 10 during the select session of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington. He and his wife, Maribeth, race the 3-year-old son of A.P. Indy.
"He's going to run, knock on wood, in the Fayette Stakes (gr. II)," Sandford said.
The Fayette, run at Keeneland, is scheduled for Oct. 27.
Trained by Patrick Byrne, Take Charge Indy has earned $721,000 while winning two of his seven career races and finishing second twice. He was the runner-up in the 2011 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III).
Take Charge Indy finished 19th in the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum Brands (gr. I) and hasn't raced since. A bone chip was discovered in his left front ankle following that performance and he underwent surgery.
Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm has acquired the breeding rights to Take Charge Indy and he will stand at the Kentucky nursery following his racing career.
Take Charge Indy is out of the grade I-winning Dehere mare Take Charge Lady.