10/17/2012 4:48PM

Keeneland: Take Charge Indy set for comeback

Tom Keyser
Take Charge Indy is scheduled to make his comeback start in the Grade 2 Fayette Stakes at Keeneland on closing day, Oct. 27.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -  Take Charge Indy, the Florida Derby winner who suffered an ankle injury when he ran 19th of 20 in the May 5 Kentucky Derby, had his final serious work toward his comeback race when breezing five furlongs early Wednesday in 59.80 seconds over a fast track at Churchill Downs.

Trainer Pat Byrne said he is very pleased with how Take Charge Indy is coming up to the Grade 2 Fayette Stakes, which will be run here at Keeneland on closing day, Oct. 27.

“I know the race is a mile and an eighth, which can be tough for a horse coming back from ankle surgery after nearly six months off,” said Byrne. “But he’s doing just super. I really look for him to run a big one off the shelf. Then we’ll point to the Clark” – on Nov. 23 at Churchill – “before we head back to Florida.”