E Five Racing Thoroughbreds' brilliant Rushing Fall took the lead out of the gate and held off a late bid from stablemate Rymska (FR) by a length to win the 31st running of the $350,000 Jenny Wiley (G1) for fillies and mares before a sun-splashed Saturday afternoon crowd of 34,527 at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.
The Jenny Wiley victory was worth $210,000 and increased Rushing Fall's earnings to $1,518,000 with a record of 8-7-1-0. She also earned her fourth Keeneland stakes victory to tie her with Take Charge Lady for the second most stakes wins at Keeneland behind only Wise Dan's seven stakes victories.
The victory in the Jenny Wiley was the third for both trainer Chad Brown and jockey Javier Castellano.
Brown previously won with Ball Dancing in 2015 and Sistercharlie (IRE) last year, in what was a 1-2-3 sweep by Brown trainees.
Castellano, who previously won the race on Ball Dancing and Hard Not to Like in 2014, earned his sixth stakes victory of the Spring Meet.
Making her first start since winning last fall's Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) and her first start against older runners, Rushing Fall was sent to the lead by Castellano and led the field of eight through fractions of :23.81, :48.41 and 1:13.62 while owning a daylight advantage.
Approaching the stretch as the field began to close in, Rushing Fall kicked clear again with the only late threat coming from Rymska who rallied along the rail. Rushing Fall covered the
1 1/16 miles on a firm turf course in 1:42.77.
Rushing Fall's other Keeneland victories came in the Jessamine (G3) in 2017 and last spring's Appalachian (G2). She is a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of More Than Ready out of the Forestry mare Autumnal.
Rushing Fall returned $3.80, $2.40 and $2.20. Rymska, ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., returned $2.60 and $2.40 and finished a half-length in front of Got Stormy who paid $4.20 to show under Tyler Gaffalione.
It was another neck back to the third Brown runner in the race, Onthemoonagain (FR), who was followed in order by Bellavais, Phantom Opening, Princess Warrior and Goodyearforroses (IRE).
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