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LEXINGTON, KY (April 15, 2017) – Dickinson capped off a banner day for Godolphin Racing and trainer Kiaran McLaughlin by nipping 1-2 favorite Lady Eli by a head at the wire to win the 29th running of the $350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley (G1) for fillies and mares before a Saturday afternoon crowd of 30,782.
It was the fourth victory of the day for Godolphin and McLaughlin, matched the Keeneland record set by Bill Mott and Todd Pletcher for most wins on a single program.
Other Godolphin-McLaughlin winners were Watershed in the Ben Ali (G3), Zennor in an allowance race and Tasteful in a maiden race.
Ridden by Paco Lopez, who earlier won his first Keeneland stakes on Watershed, Dickinson covered the 1 1/16 miles on a firm turf course in 1:41.98.
Catch a Glimpse led the field of eight through fractions of :23.74, :48.05 and 1:12.63 with Illuminant and Dickinson in closest pursuit and Lady Eli racing sixth along the inner rail.
In the stretch, Lady Eli swung to the outside and surged to the front near the eighth pole and appeared to be home free in her first start in more than five months only to be denied by Dickinson.
The victory was worth $210,000 and increased Dickinson’s earnings to $604,316 with a record of 14-7-1-2 that includes three consecutive graded stakes scores.
Dickinson is a Kentucky-bred daughter of Medaglia d’Oro out of the A.P. Indy mare Little Belle.
Dickinson returned $14.40, $4.40, $3.60. Lady Eli, ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., paid $2.40 and $2.10 with Quidura (GB) finishing 1¼ lengths back in third under Junior Alvarado and paying $5.40 to show.
Kitten’s Roar finished another nose back in fourth and was followed in order by Goodyearforroses (IRE), Time and Motion, Illuminant and Catch a Glimpse.
Keeneland is closed on Easter Sunday. Racing will resume Wednesday with an eight-race program beginning at 1:05 p.m. ET.