Beaute Cachee Delivers For Chad Brown In Jenny Wiley Upset

Beaute Cachee | Coady

Trainer Chad Brown had four starters in Saturday's GI Jenny Wiley S. at Keeneland and of the four, including stablemates Gina Romantica (Into Mischief) and Surge Capacity (Flintshire {GB}), it was his longest shot that delivered Brown his seventh win in the race with 25-1 Beaute Cachee (Fr) taking the field gate to wire for the upset.

Bred in France by Gregor Vischer, Beaute Cachee spent all of 2021 and 2022 overseas before joining Brown in New York in May of last year. The narrowest of winners in her American debut at Belmont, she posted solid results at nearly every track in the area, winning the Violet S. at Monmouth and hitting the board at Saratoga and at Belmont's Aqueduct meet last October before shipping west to try her luck in the GI Matriarch S. Dec. 3. A respectable third in that last start, notably behind a pair of rivals she faced Saturday, Beaute Cachee looked to turn the tables on Matriarch winner and Surge Capacity. Drawn widest of the field in gate 10, the 25-1 longshot, in the expert hands of Frankie Dettori, utilized a good break to work her way over, leading the field just two wide past the wire for the first time. Godolphin runner English Rose chose to take back and settled just off the early pace as Beaute Cachee was now alone up front through fractions of :24.18 and :48.65. Chased by GII Pegasus World Cup Filly and Mare Turf Invitational winner Didia (Arg) around the turn, the leader got first jump and never looked to be in trouble, striding out under Dettori even as English Rose got by Didia late for a closing second.

“She didn't surprise me that she was able to win; she surprised me that she went wire to wire,” admitted Brown. “Leaving the Paddock, 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 I 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, and like I said after [winning] the [Toyota] Blue Grass, 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.”


Pedigree Note:

One of seven stakes winner and the second graded-stakes winner for G1SW Literato, who notably was also ridden by Frankie Dettori, Beaute Cachee was just a €1,500 purchase at the 2020 Arqana Autumn Flat-Bred Yearling Sale by owner and trainer Gael Barbedette who raced her until she was sold to her current connections upon her move to the United States. She is the third foal out of an unraced dam who has produced one other winner from three to make the races. This is the extended family of MG1SW Indian Ink (Ire) (Indian Ridge {Ire}), GSW Feel Like Dancing (GB) (Galileo {Ire}). Sign And Seal (Ire) has produced just one foal since Beaute Cachee, reporting a Zanzibari colt in 2021 who went through the Arqana November Yearling Sale in 2022 for €15,000 to Pegasus Bloodstock but has yet to race.

Saturday, Keeneland
JENNY WILEY S.-GI, $511,250, Keeneland, 4-13, 4yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16mT, 1:42.90, gd.
1–BEAUTE CACHEE (FR), 123, m, 5, by Literato (Fr)
1st Dam: Sign And Seal (Ire), by Hurricane Run (Ire)
2nd Dam: Seraphine (Ger), by Dashing Blade (GB)
3rd Dam: Sovereign Touch (Ire), by Pennine Walk (Ire)
1ST GRADED STAKES WIN, 1ST GRADE I WIN. (€1,500 Ylg '20 ARQAU). O-Madaket Stables LLC, Michael Dubb & Louis Lazzinnaro LLC; B-Gregor Vischer (FR); T-Chad C Brown; J-Lanfranco Dettori. $290,625. Lifetime Record: 18-4-5-2, $539,462. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree. Click for the free catalogue-style pedigree.
2–English Rose (Ire), 123, f, 4, by Frankel (GB)
1st Dam: Sobetsu (GB) (G1SW-Fr, G1SP-Eng, $353,582), by Dubawi (Ire)
2nd Dam: Lake Toya, by Darshaan (GB)
3rd Dam: Shinko Hermes (Ire), by Sadler's Wells
1ST G1 BLACK TYPE. O-Godolphin LLC; B-Godolphin (IRE); T-Charles Appleby. $93,750.
3–Didia (Arg), 123, m, 6, by Orpen
1st Dam: Delambre (Brz) (G1SP-Brz), by Rainbow Corner (GB)
2nd Dam: Diya, by Ariosto (Arg)
3rd Dam: Sevilla (Arg), by Ringaro
O-Merriebelle Stables & Resolute Racing; B-La Manija (ARG); T-Ignacio Correas IV. $46,875.
Margins: 1HF, 1 3/4, 1. Odds: 25.84, 1.71, 5.17.
Also Ran: Surge Capacity, Walkathon, Fluffy Socks, Gina Romantica, Star Fortress (Ire), Elusive Princess (Fr), Embrace Me.
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