03/27/2013 5:21PM

Gulfstream Park: Take Charge Indy can end drought in Skip Away

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Barbara D. Livingston
Take Charge Indy is winless in four races since taking the Florida Derby last year.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Despite his status as last year’s Florida Derby winner, Take Charge Indy does not figure to be favored in Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Skip Away Stakes at 1 3/16 miles, which drew a contentious field of 10.

Take Charge Indy is winless in four races since the Florida Derby, most recently finishing third, eight lengths behind Graydar in the Grade 1 Donn Handicap here on Feb. 9.

Take Charge Indy, who will break from post 8 under Rosie Napravnik, will take on the rapidly improving Cigar Street, who has won two allowance races here this meet.

Cigar Street, trained by Bill Mott, will break from post 9 under John Velazquez.

Adding to the depth of the field are Golden Ticket, who dead-heated for win in last year’s Travers; Pants On Fire, a recent allowance winner over the track; and Al Qasr, a Group 1 stakes winner in Argentina.