Saratoga: Tepin Fires Bullet Over Oklahoma Turf

by | 08.29.2016 | 3:13pm
Tepin wins the G1 Coolmore Jenny Wiley

Unraced since her victory in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, Eclipse Champion Turf Mare Tepin visited the Oklahoma training track this morning, breezing five furlongs in a bullet 58.44 seconds, in company, with jockey Florent Geroux aboard.

“We realized this is going to be one of her pretty big spaces in between races and decided we wanted to let her train a touch more aggressive today,” said trainer Mark Casse. “She looked good today and we're happy with the work. That just shows you how great she is.”

Tepin is undefeated in her last seven starts dating back to October 2015 when she won the Grade 1 First Lady at Keeneland, following a narrow loss in the Grade 2 Ballston Spa at Saratoga. The 5-year-old daughter of Bernstein's next likely assignment is the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile on October 17 leading up to the Breeders' Cup Mile.

“Our next target is Woodbine but then we'll see,” added Casse. “We have a couple of options. We could go to Keeneland and maybe run in the Grade 1 Shadwell Mile [October 8] or just bypass and go straight to the Breeders Cup. I feel like this was another positive move forward so knock on wood.”

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