The Jenny Wiley, at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, will go as the 10th race on Saturday's 11-race program with a 5:32 p.m. ET post time. The other graded stakes that day are the $200,000 Ben Ali (gr. III) and $150,000 Lexington (gr. III).
Tepin has won her last four races in a streak that started at the Lexington oval last fall, when she took the First Lady (gr. IT) by seven lengths, four weeks before beating males by 2 1/4 lengths in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) to cinch her 2015 Eclipse Award honors as outstanding turf mare. Her perfect record this year was earned for owner Robert Masterson and trainer Mark Casse with easy victories in the Lambholm South Endeavor (gr. IIIT) and Hillsborough (gr. IIT) at Tampa Bay Downs.
Also in the field is the last horse to beat Tepin, Sheep Pond Partners and Bradley Thoroughbreds' Dacita. The Chad Brown trainee got a head in front of her rival in the Ketel One Ballston Spa (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course last August.
Dacita finished ninth in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) at Keeneland last fall and in her 2016 debut was a second in Gulfstream Park's The Very One (gr. IIIT) March 5.
Brown has one other entrant in the race in Martin Schwartz's Wekeela. A group III winner in France last year, Wekeela will make her U.S. debut Saturday.
Keeneland, Saturday, April 16, 2016, Race 10
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L 1 1Miss Temple City (KY) Drayden Van Dyke 118 H. Graham Motion 6/1 2 2Akatea (IRE) Jose Lezcano 118 Christophe Clement 8/1 3 3Dacita (CHI) Javier Castellano 118 Chad C. Brown 8/1 4 4Recepta (KY) Florent Geroux 118 James J. Toner 12/1 5 5Itsonlyactingdad (KY) Luis Saez 118 Todd A. Pletcher 15/1 6 6Wekeela (FR) Gary L. Stevens 118 Chad C. Brown 6/1 7 7Illuminant (PA) Flavien Prat 118 Michael W. McCarthy 30/1 8 8Tepin (KY) Julien R. Leparoux 123 Mark E. Casse 4/5 9 9She's Not Here (KY) Robby Albarado 118 Victoria H. Oliver 30/1 10 10Tiger Ride (KY) Edgar S. Prado 118 H. Graham Motion 30/1