Champion Tepin Targeting Jenny Wiley Stakes For Next Start

by | 03.29.2016 | 8:36am
Champion Tepin wins the Hillsborough by one length under Julien Leparoux

Champion turf mare Tepin, who is undefeated in two starts this season, will most likely make her next start in the Grade 1 Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland April 16.

According to an article in the Lexington Herald-Leader, trainer Mark Casse indicated that he was leaning towards running Tepin in the 1 1/16-mile Jenny Wiley, rather than the one-mile, G1 Maker's 46 Mile, which is scheduled for April 15.

“You know, the reason before that we looked at the Maker's 46 was because of the mile, but because of how well she ran last time going 1 1/8 miles and her previous start going 1 1/16 miles, we don't feel that the distance is that big of an issue,” Casse told the Herald-Leader on Monday.

“They're both Grade 1's and she's already proven she can beat the colts so I can't really come up with a good reason to run in the Maker's 46 rather than the Jenny Wiley. The Jenny Wiley has more purse and is against her own sex and the distance isn't an issue.”

The Jenny Wiley has a purse of $350,000, compared to $300,000 for the Maker's 46 Mile.

Read more in the Lexington Herald-Leader

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