Edited Press Release — Juddmonte’s Grade I-winning homebred Juliet Foxtrot (GB) leads a field of 11 fillies and mares that were entered in Saturday night’s $150,000 Old Forester Mint Julep (Grade III) at Churchill Downs.
The 1 1/16-mile Old Forester Mint Julep, run over the Matt Winn Turf Course, is carded as Race 9 with a post time of 10:11 p.m. (all times Eastern). The 11-race Downs After Dark program gets underway at 6 p.m.
Juliet Foxtrot, trained by Brad Cox, cruised to a two-length victory in the April 10 Jenny Wiley (GI) at Keeneland. The daughter of Dansili (GB) was transferred to the care of Cox in 2019 from European-based conditioner Charles Hills. Since arriving stateside, Juliet Foxtrot has run some of her best races including victories in the 2019 Modesty (GIII) and the 2020 Gallorette (GIII).
The six-time winner will be ridden by Tyler Gaffalione from post No. 2.
Other top horses that entered the Mint Julep are Robert and Lawana Low’s four-time stakes heroine She’sonthewarpath and Stonestreet Stables’ $150,000 Indiana Grand Stakes winner Hendy Woods.
The complete field for the Old Forester Mint Julep from the rail out (with jockey and trainer): Mintd (IRE) (Ricardo Santana Jr., Brendan Walsh); Juliet Foxtrot (GB) (Gaffalione, Cox); Hendy Woods (Florent Geroux, Mark Casse); Vezpa (BRZ) (Joe Talamo, Paulo Lobo); Lashara (GB) (Julien Leparoux, Mark Casse); Dominga (Shaun Bridgmohan, Cox); Flash n’ Dance (Marcelino Pedroza, Marcus O’Donnell); Tuned (GB) (David Cohen, Graham Motion); Crystal Ball (James Graham, Rodolphe Brisset); Sister Hanan (Corey Lanerie, Ben Colebrook); and She’sonthewarpath (Adam Beschizza, Steve Margolis).