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Jenny Wiley Stakes 2024 | Keeneland Picks
Gina Romantica (Keeneland Photo)

Jenny Wiley Stakes 2024 | Keeneland Picks

Peter Brant’s Gina Romantica will make her 2024 debut next Saturday when she headlines a field of 10 entered for the 36th running of the $600,000 Jenny Wiley (G1) for fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles on the Keeneland Race Course turf.

The Jenny Wiley will go as the ninth race on the 11-race program with a 5:16 p.m. ET post time. First post is a 1 p.m.

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Gina Romantica will be making her first start since finishing fourth, beaten a length, against the boys in the FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) Presented by PDJF last November at Santa Anita.

Trained by Chad Brown, Gina Romantica is a two-time Grade 1 winner at Keeneland. She took the 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Dixiana and the 2023 First Lady Presented by UK HealthCare. Tyler Gaffalione has the mount from post 6.

Brown, who has won five of the past six runnings of the Jenny Wiley and six overall, also will send out Head of Plains Partners’ Fluffy Socks, Klaravich Stables’ Surge Capacity and Madaket Stables, Michael Dubb and Louis Lazzinnaro’s Beaute Cachee (FR).

Irad Ortiz Jr. has the mount from post 2 on Fluffy Socks, Joel Rosario will pilot Surge Capacity from post 7 and Frankie Dettori will ride Beaute Cachee from post 10.

Chief rivals to Gina Romantica figure to be Merriebelle Stable’s Didia (ARG) and Godolphin’s English Rose (IRE).

Trained by Ignacio Correas IV, Didia returns to the races following a victory in the TAA Pegasus World Cup Filly and Mare Turf Invitational (G2) at Gulfstream Park. Winner of six of eight races in the U.S., Didia will be ridden by Jose Ortiz from post 9.

Charlie Appleby trains English Rose, a winner of three of four starts with her most recent start producing a victory in the Balanchine (G2) in Dubai. William Buick has the mount from post 5.

The field for the Jenny Wiley at Keeneland is:

1WalkathonIan WilkesJulien Leparoux123
2Fluffy SocksChad BrownIrad Ortiz Jr.123
3Elusive Princess (FR)Arnaud DelacourJunior Alvarado123
4Embrace MeLance RutledgeGerardo Corrales123
5English Rose (IRE)Charlie ApplebyWilliam Buick123
6Gina RomanticaChad BrownTyler Gaffalione123
7Surge CapacityChad BrownJoel Rosario123
8Star Fortress (IRE)Cherie DeVauxLuis Saez123
9Didia (ARG)Ignacio Correas IVJose Ortiz123
10Beaute Cachee (FR)Chad BrownFrankie Dettori123