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Rushing Fall Faces Seven Rivals In Bid for Coolmore Jenny Wiley Repeat

July 8, 2020

E Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Rushing Fall will chase history Saturday when she headlines a field of eight fillies and mares for the 32nd running of the $350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley (G1) going 
1 1/16 miles on the turf.

The Coolmore Jenny Wiley will be the eighth race on Saturday’s 10-race program with a 4:57 p.m. post time.

Trained by three-time race winner Chad Brown, Rushing Fall will be trying to join Intercontinental (GB) (2004-2005) as the only repeat winner of the race. With a victory Saturday, Rushing Fall would join Lady Eli and Beholder as the only horses since 1976 to win Grade 1 races at ages 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Regular rider Javier Castellano, who has been aboard for Rushing Fall’s four previous stakes victories at Keeneland, has the call Saturday and will break from post position four. Only Wise Dan has won more Keeneland stakes (seven) than Rushing Fall, who shares the second spot with Take Charge Lady.

Invading from California are Fox Hill Farms’ Jolie Olimpica (BRZ) and Ken Baca, Edward Hudson Jr. and Lynne Hudson’s Toinette.

Trained by Richard Mandella, Jolie Olimpica has won five of six career starts with her most recent victory coming in the Monrovia (G2) at Santa Anita in May. Mike Smith the mount and will break from post six.

Toinette, who came off a six-month layoff to win the Wilshire (G3) in her 2020 debut, owns a victory over Rushing Fall with a neck triumph in the 2018 Edgewood (G3) at Churchill Downs. Trained by Neil Drysdale, Toinette will be ridden by Flavien Prat and break from post eight.

The field for the Coolmore Jenny Wiley, with riders from the inside, is: Secret Message (John Velazquez), Juliet Foxtrot (GB) (Luis Saez), La Signare (FR) (Ricardo Santana Jr.), Rushing Fall (Castellano), Mucho Unusual (Julien Leparoux), Jolie Olimpica (BRZ) (Smith), Altea (FR) (Joel Rosario), Toinette (Prat). All starters will carry 118 pounds.