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Waiting for someone to truly take charge

Updated: August 25, 2013, 11:09 PM ET
By Bob Ehalt

Saying the $1 million Travers Stakes produced a winner whose name was rather fitting would be a seemingly astute observation.

Will Take Charge captured the Midsummer Derby at Saratoga by a nose on Saturday and some might reasonably conclude that in the process he took charge of the race for the 3-year-old championship.

Unfortunately he didn't.

Instead of instilling some much-needed clarity into the chase, the Travers only muddied the waters some more, and ...

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