Beaute Cachee Springs 25-1 Upset in Jenny Wiley

April 13, 2024

Beaute Cachee with Frankie Dettori aboard. (Keeneland Photo)

Gives Trainer Chad Brown His Seventh Win in Race

Keeneland Press Release

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Madaket Stables, Michael Dubb and Louis Lazzinnaro’s Beaute Cachee (FR) , a 25-1 longshot, grabbed the lead shortly after the start and never trailed the rest of the way in posting a 1½-length victory over favored English Rose (IRE) in the 36th running of the $511,250 Jenny Wiley (G1) for fillies and mares Saturday afternoon.

Other stakes winners on the Saturday program were Encino in the Stonestreet Lexington (G3) for 3-year-olds and Roses for Debra in the Giant’s Causeway (G3) for fillies and mares.

Trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Frankie Dettori, Beaute Cachee completed the 1 1/16 miles on a turf course rated good in 1:42.90 and rewarded her backers with a race record $53.68 win payoff for $2. It is the second Keeneland stakes victory for Dettori.

The victory continued a remarkable run in the Jenny Wiley for Brown. He has saddled the winner of the race seven times, won the past three runnings and six of the past seven. His previous winners in the race are Ball Dancing (2015), Sistercharlie (IRE) (2018), Rushing Fall (2019 and 2020), Regal Glory (2022) and In Italian (GB) (2023).

English Rose was first out of the gate, but by the time the field reached the first turn, Dettori had Beaute Cachee in front. Beaute Cachee maintained a daylight advantage over English Rose through fractions of :24.18, :48.65 and 1:13.85 with Didia (ARG) third and Surge Capacity fourth.

The running order stayed that way to the finish as no runners threatened from the back of the field. The winning mutuel broke the previous record of $53.40 established by Misspitch in 1994.

Beaute Cachee is a 5-year-old daughter of Literato out of the Hurricane Run mare Sign and Seal. It is the first graded stakes victory for Beaute Cachee, who improved her record to 18-4-5-2 and increased her earnings to $539,462 with Saturday’s $290,625 check.

Beaute Cachee returned $53.68, $17.30 and $11.10. English Rose, ridden by William Buick, returned $4.12 and $3.32 and finished 1¾ lengths in front of Didia, who paid $3.98 to show under Jose Ortiz.

It was another length back to Surge Capacity in fourth with Walkathon, Fluffy Socks, Gina Romantica, Star Fortress (IRE), Elusive Princess (FR) and Embrace Me following in order.

The 16-day Keeneland Spring Meet reaches the halfway point Sunday with a nine-race program beginning at 1 p.m. ET.

Quotes for the $600,000 Jenny Wiley (G1)

Chad Brown (winning trainer of Beaute Cachee [FR]): “She didn’t surprise me that she was able to win; she surprised me that she went wire to wire. Leaving the Paddock, (jockey) Frankie (Dettori) said, ‘You know, I plan on being very forward in here.’ I thought about it for a minute, and then I thought, ‘I’m not going to tell him what to do.’ It’s such an important win to share; I’ve never won a Grade 1 with Frankie, so obviously anything can happen with those magic hands of his. 

“I want to thank the (owners) who weren’t able to be here today: Sol Kumin (of Madaket Stables) and his partners, Michael Dubb and Louis Lazzinnaro. They couldn’t make it, but it’s a huge win for them. This is our seventh Jenny Wiley (win), and like I said after (winning) the (Toyota) Blue Grass (Stakes-G1 April 6 with Sierra Leone), many, many of the same team members were with us for the first one. The horses may change, but the people working and making it happen haven’t, so it’s really their win. They did all the work.”

Big celebration for connections. (Coady Photo/Kurtis Coady)
Big celebration for connections. (Coady Photo/Kurtis Coady)

On his previous six wins in the Jenny Wiley: “When I worked for (the late Racing Hall of Fame trainer) Bobby Frankel, he won it four years in a row, and I could see him put this (race) on a high priority list. He not only taught me to train, he taught me what really matters. Keeneland was a very important meet to him, starting his best turf fillies early in the year, and he really targeted this race during that run when I worked with him. I knew that if I had good enough horses someday, I would do the same.”

Frankie Dettori (winning rider)” “Yes, I was surprised (that I didn’t get any pace pressure). I thought the 9 horse (Didia-ARG) had speed – she won the Pegasus (World Cup Filly and Mare Turf Invitational Stakes-G2 Jan. 27) in front – but (trainer) Chad (Brown) left it to me. She broke well, and I was able to get to the front on my own terms. Nobody pestered me.

“When I got to the quarter pole and let her loose, the only thing on my mind was that she hadn’t run for four months, so I hoped she had the legs to get to the line. But she never stopped. Never any doubt. Obviously, she’s trained by a master trainer. I just did what I had to do, and it was pretty easy, to be honest.”

On winning a Grade 1 race at Keeneland: “Of course Keeneland is a very important meet. I’ve had a couple of winners here in the past, but not as big as this one. We have three weeks until the Kentucky Derby (G1), and I’m trying to sell myself to Kentucky people for the meeting coming ahead. It’s a beautiful day, we have a full crowd, we got a good win for Chad and the team – fantastic.”

Classic Dettori. (Keeneland Photo)
Classic Dettori. (Keeneland Photo)

William Buick (rider of runner-up English Rose [IRE]): “I followed the winner, and the pace was slow. She ran good. I think this experience will stand her in good stead. I thought I had a good spot, but Frankie (Dettori on Beaute Cachee) was able to maintain the pace. I was very happy with my filly, and I think she’ll improve and learn from this experience.”

Charlie Appleby (trainer of English Rose): “Very pleased. She gained valuable experience today. They were going so slow on the front. There was a little traffic in the stretch, but that did not affect us. The winner was gone.” 

Jose Ortiz (rider of third-place finisher Didia [ARG]): “Good, very good. She broke well. Very comfortable fractions. But I was just third place today.”

Joel Rosario (rider of fourth-place finisher Surge Capacity): “She took a while to get up, but she ran her race. I thought she went great. There was no pace in the race. My horse didn’t break well out of there. She put a good effort after that.”

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