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Take Charge Indy 2012 Kentucky Derby Picks

by Blake Stevens on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Another horse making a lot of noise as a potential 2012 Kentucky Derby picks longshot is none other than reigning Florida Derby winner, Take Charge Indy. Currently, horse racing oddsmakers have Take Charger Indy listed as a 16/1 betting odds, tied with two great horses: El Padrino and Ill Have Another.

With prominent jockey, Calvin Borel at the helm, Take Charge Indy has proven to be a force this season. Taking on some of the best horses, many which will be at Churchill Downs on May 5th, Take Charge Indy is building quite a resume.

At the Grade I Florida Derby, he took on two horses that are listed among the favorites to win the Run for the Roses: El Padrino and the No.1 Kentucky Derby picks favorite — in most sportsbooks’ lists — Union Rags [5/1]. Take Charge Indy ran the 1 1/8 miles at Gulfstream Park in 1 minute and 48.79 seconds.

“The track was playing really good for us,” trainer Patrick B. Byrne said after the win. “I told Calvin, ‘If you’re on the lead and they leave you alone, fine.’” Bet on horse racing right here!

Although his first start of 2012 didn’t go as smoothly, a second place finish at the GP AlwOC on Jan. 29th is nothing to sneeze at. That evening, Take Charge Indy took on another 2012 Kentucky Derby picks contender in El Padrino. Although Todd Pletcher’s horse managed to win the race, Byrne was confident his horse could not only compete, but also beat the likes of El Padrino and Union Rags in South Florida.

“I know my horse. I knew he was ready. I knew he was fit and up to the task,” he said. “I didn’t think he was going to have to run as hard as he did when he ran against El Padrino. He needs five or six weeks between races. He was doing so good, I thought, ‘Why don’t we take a shot in the Florida Derby?’”

There’s no question that at 16/1 this is a great 2012 Kentucky Derby picks bet. Although not many people are talking about Take Charge Indy, flying under the radar is exactly what an underdog horse needs in such a wide-open race.

This is certainly a horse taking a chance on, especially considering he’s one of the few that has seen this level of competition before this year. I certainly suggest you make a small bet on this horse. At 16/1 odds, a very small investment would go a long way towards you ROI. Take Charge Indy is a great 2012 Kentucky Derby choice!

Check out how the rest of the field looks like in what should be a great 2012 Kentucky Derby picks event:

  • Union Rags +500
  • Bodemeister +500
  • Gemologist +700
  • Alpha +1000
  • Dullahan +1000
  • Creative Cause +1200
  • Hansen +1400
  • El Padrino +1600
  • Ill Have Another +1600
  • Take Charge Indy +1600
  • Went The Day Well +2000
  • Daddy Nose Best +2000
  • Mark Valeski +2500
  • Done Talking +3000
  • Trinniberg +3000
  • Sabercat +3500
  • Liaison +3500
  • Daddy Long Legs +3500
  • Rousing Sermon +6000
  • Prospective +8500
  • Optimizer +8500
  • Stirred Up +10000
  • Isnt He Clever +10000
  • Castaway +10000
  • Morgans Guerilla +12500
  • Golden Ticket +12500