Tepin Returns to Keeneland for Wiley Run

Tepin Returns to Keeneland for Wiley Run
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Tepin wins the 2015 Breeders' Cup Mile.

Champion Tepin returns to the site of her greatest victory April 16, when she headlines a field of 10 fillies and mares in the $350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley (gr. IT) at Keeneland.

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.

Aketea (IRE), Recepta, Itsonlyactingdad, Illuminant, She's Not Here, and Tiger Ride complete the field. Miss Temple City is also entered, but will run April 15 in the Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT).

Coolmore Jenny Wiley S. (G1T)

Keeneland, Saturday, April 16, 2016, Race 10
  • 1 1/16m
  • Turf
  • $350,000
  • 4 yo's & up Fillies and Mares
  • 5:32 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Miss Temple City (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateDrayden Van Dyke118H. Graham Motion6/1
22Akatea (IRE)Jose Lezcano118Christophe Clement8/1
33Dacita (CHI)Javier Castellano118Chad C. Brown8/1
44Recepta (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateFlorent Geroux118James J. Toner12/1
55Itsonlyactingdad (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateLuis Saez118Todd A. Pletcher15/1
66Wekeela (FR)Gary L. Stevens118Chad C. Brown6/1
77Illuminant (PA)Keeneland Sales GraduateFlavien Prat118Michael W. McCarthy30/1
88Tepin (KY)Julien R. Leparoux123Mark E. Casse4/5
99She's Not Here (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateRobby Albarado118Victoria H. Oliver30/1
1010Tiger Ride (KY)Edgar S. Prado118H. Graham Motion30/1

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