Ears up, In Italian takes the Jenny Wiley (G1) in her return to the races (JennyPhoto/Past The Wire)
Keeneland Press Release
LEXINGTON, Ky.— It appears that trainer Chad Brown has the Grade 1 Jenny Wiley pretty well figured out.
With the front-running 3-length victory by Peter Brant’s In Italian (GB) on Saturday, Brown has won the race six times since 2015. The three years he did not win the race, an entrant of his ran second.
“She’s very good, very bright this morning,” said Josh Flores, assistant to Brown, about In Italian. “It doesn’t look like the race took a lot out of her.”
In Italian gave Brant his third victory in the Jenny Wiley to go with Brown trainees Regal Glory in 2022 and Sistercharlie (IRE) in 2018. Brown also won with Ball Dancing in 2015 and Rushing Fall in 2019 and 2020.
Regal Glory, Sistercharlie and Rushing Fall all earned Eclipse Awards as North American champions
Flores said travel plans for In Italian are to be determined.
The travel plans for runner-up With The Moonlight (IRE) are more certain.
“She heads back to England Tuesday,” said Chris Connett, head traveling lad for trainer Charlie Appleby. “She ate up and came out of the race very well.”
The Godolphin homebred was easily second in the six-horse field but no threat to In Italian.
“She ran a huge race yesterday, but that was a very, very good filly that beat her,” Connett said. “She lost nothing in defeat.”