Win a trip to the 2016 Kentucky Derby

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Brandi stays in charge of Starlet

Take Charge Brandi may have clinched an Eclipse Award as champion two-year-old filly by leading all the way in Saturday's Grade 1, $350,500 Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos.

Willis Horton's well-bred filly added 10 more Kentucky Oaks points to her total of 30, which tops the leaderboard. She had scored 10 apiece for her previous victories in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies and Delta Downs Princess.

Trained by Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas and ridden by Victor Espinoza of California Chrome fame, Take Charge Brandi was all heart down the stretch to fend off Feathered and Maybellene and extend her winning streak to three. She negotiated 1 1/16 miles in 1:42 and paid $4.60 to win.

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El Kabeir withstands Imperia to capture Kentucky Jockey Club

The finish came just in time as El Kabeir posted a wire-to-wire decision in Saturday's Grade 2,$233,000 Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill Downs. Imperia was bearing down on his rival with one final surge, but El Kabeir held the runner-up safe by a head on the finish line.

West Coast Belle stays unbeaten with Golden Rod score

West Coast Belle has yet to compete on the West Coast, but the Tapit filly is perfect in three starts in the East after taking Saturday's Grade 2, $230,400 Golden Rod Stakes at Churchill Downs.

Leave the Light On scores front-running win in Remsen

Grabbing the early lead on a track that was favoring front runners, Leave the Light On went all the way in Saturday's Grade 2, $500,000 Remsen at Aqueduct.

Condo Commando flies home in Demoiselle

Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables and The Elkstone Group's Condo Commando took the lead soon after the start of Saturday's Grade 2, $400,000 Demoiselle Stakes at Aqueduct and never looked back en route to an effortless 11 1/2-length victory under jockey Joel Rosario. The Rudy Rodriguez-trained juvenile lived up to her 3-2 favoritism while finishing 1 1/8 miles over the fast main track in 1:50 2/5.

Demoiselle gets Grade 1 pair

The Grade 2, $400,000 Demoiselle, a nine-furlong test for juvenile fillies at Aqueduct on Saturday, attracted a field of eight, including Grade 1 scorers Condo Commando and Angela Renee.

Condo Commando registered her first two wins at Saratoga by a combined margin of 25 1/4 lengths, including the seven-furlong Spinaway in the slop. An odds-on favorite to repeat in wet conditions in the Frizette, the Rudy Rodriguez trainee instead endured a wide rating trip and settled for fourth in a field of seven.

After placing in the Adirondack and Spinaway, Angela Renee shipped west to take the Chandelier by 1 1/2 lengths at Santa Anita for trainer Todd Pletcher. The daughter of Bernardini was the 3-1 favorite for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, but made no impact after being bumped early over a track favoring speed.

Jacaranda enters undefeated from two starts, including a 3 1/2-length triumph in the one-mile Tempted earlier this month. Also unbeaten from two starts is Quezon, who has won both starts by six lengths each, albeit against New York-bred company. Her latest was a stakes triumph in the $250,000 Maid of Mist at Belmont.

Gap Year was favored to win the Alcibiades at Keeneland despite being a maiden, but endured a horribly wide trip. She came back to register her first win over the same track by a nose. Calamity Kate, who broke her maiden at Belmont by six lengths in September, was another who didn't fare well in the Alcibiades due to a wide journey.

Fourteen entered for Remsen

It could be a wild renewal of the Grade 2, $400,000 Remsen at Aqueduct on Saturday with 14 two-year-olds in the field, and a short, wide run into the first turn looms for some of the more highly rated entrants marooned with outside posts in the 1 1/8-mile fixture.