Regal Glory Leads Jenny Wiley 1-2 Finish For Trainer Brown - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Regal Glory Leads Jenny Wiley 1-2 Finish For Trainer Brown

Regal Glory en route to defeating stablemate Shantisara, the runner-up, in the Jenny Wiley

Peter Brant's Regal Glory surged by longtime leader Navratilova at the three-sixteenths pole and then held off stablemate Shantisara by one length to win the $500,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes (G1) Saturday at Keeneland.

On a day that featured three stakes, Keeneland realized record Pick 4 and Pick 5 wagering. The Pick 4 handled a record $1,357,298, eclipsing the previous mark of $1,065,002 set on Toyota Blue Grass Day in 2018. The Pick 5 handled a record $1,539,098 to surpass the $1,485,090 established on Toyota Blue Grass Day in 2021.

In addition, all-sources wagering for today's 11-race card totaled $27,304,001 to be the second-highest single-day handle in Keeneland history. The record single-day handle of $28,137,728 was set during last Saturday's Toyota Blue Grass Day.

Trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Jose Ortiz, Regal Glory completed the 1 1/16 miles of the Jenny Wiley on a turf course labeled as good in 1:40.97. The victory is the fifth in the race for Brown, who previously won with Ball Dancing in 2015, Sistercharlie in 2018, and Rushing Fall in 2019 and 2020.

Navratilova was first out of the gate with Regal Glory and Shantisara chasing right behind her while Lady Speightspeare trailed the field after lunging at the start and spotting the field several lengths.

The top three remained unchanged through fractions of :24.41, :48.14 and 1:11.85. Navratilova maintained the lead to the top of the stretch but Regal Glory quickly got her measure and opened up with more than enough left to hold off Shantisara.

Lady Speightspeare rallying to finish another 6¾ lengths back in third.

A 2021 Keeneland January sales graduate at $925,000, Regal Glory is a 6-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Animal Kingdom out of the More Than Ready mare Mary's Follies.

The Jenny Wiley marked the second Grade 1 victory and 10th stakes victory overall for Regal Glory, who improved her record to 18-11-4-0 and increased her earnings to $1,836,009 with Saturday's $306,125 check.

Regal Glory returned $4.

Scarabea finished another neck back in fourth and was followed in order by Navratilova and Waliyak.

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