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Heavenly Sunday, Henrietta Topham headline Mint Julep

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Two-time graded-stakes winner Heavenly Sunday will take on
eight rivals including defender Henrietta Topham in next Sunday’s Grade 3, $250,000
Mint Julep Stakes at Churchill Downs.

Run at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, the Mint Julep will go to the
post at 3:50 p.m. EDT as the seventh of 10 races.

Click here for Churchill Downs entries and results.

Heavenly Sunday, trained by 2016 Mint Julep winner Brad Cox,
made her 4-year-old debut on Kentucky Oaks day, finishing fourth and beaten by
only 1 1/4 lengths by Fast as Flight in the Modesty (G3). As a 3-year-old, she
got her first graded-stakes score when she defeated 10 rivals in the Edgewood
Stakes (G2). In her final race of the year, Heavenly Sunday dominated a field
of nine 3-year-old fillies in the Mrs. Revere Stakes (G3).

Jockey Florent Géroux will be in the irons next Sunday and
break from post 8 on Heavenly Sunday, who is owned by Miacomet Farm.

Henrietta Topham, a 6-year-old mare owned by Cambus-Kenneth
Farm, is scheduled to make her first start of the year for trainer Geoff
Mulcahy. In last year’s race she gamely got by heavy favorite White Frost in
deep stretch to win by a half-length at odds of 8-1. After that race the
daughter of Lemon Drop Kid finished third in the Indiana General Assembly
Distaff before three consecutive sixth-place finishes in the Kentucky Downs
Preview Ladies Turf Mile, the Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf Mile (G3) and the Dowager
(G3).

James Graham, who teamed with Henrietta Topham in the 2023 Mint
Julep, will be back aboard from post 2.

Tom Benson Memorial winner Delahaye, Pucker Up (G3) winner
Safeen and Group 3 winner Immensitude also are in the Mint Julep field.

Post Silks Horse / Sire Rating Trainer / Jockey Last Start / Next Start HRN
1 Safeen

War Front

4.12

Eddie Kenneally

Luis Saez

2nd, Dahlia S.

2024 Mint Julep G3

Entered

Last Race

Next Race

2nd, Dahlia S.

2024 Mint Julep G3

2 Henrietta Topham

Lemon Drop Kid

5.09

Geoff Mulcahy

James Graham

6th, 2023 Dowager G3

2024 Mint Julep G3

Entered

Last Race

Next Race

6th, 2023 Dowager G3

2024 Mint Julep G3

3 Fuente Ovejuna

Lope de Vega

5.27

Brendan P. Walsh

Frankie Dettori

4th, 2024 Royal Heroine Stakes G3

2024 Mint Julep G3

Entered

Last Race

Next Race

4th, 2024 Royal Heroine Stakes G3

2024 Mint Julep G3

4 Be My Sunshine

Frosted

5.09

Saffie A. Joseph, Jr.

Joel Rosario

6th, 2024 Honey Fox G3

2024 Mint Julep G3

Entered

Last Race

Next Race

6th, 2024 Honey Fox G3

2024 Mint Julep G3

5 Excellent Question

Speightstown

3.79

Brendan P. Walsh

Irad Ortiz, Jr.

1st, KEE ALW (04/26/2024-R3)

2024 Mint Julep G3

Entered

Last Race

Next Race

1st, KEE ALW (04/26/2024-R3)

2024 Mint Julep G3

6 Immensitude

Lawman

0.00

William I. Mott

Flavien Prat

1st, 2023 Prix Bertrand de Tarragon G3

2024 Mint Julep G3

Entered

Last Race

Next Race

1st, 2023 Prix Bertrand de Tarragon G3

2024 Mint Julep G3

7 Delahaye

Medaglia d’Oro

6.39

Chad C. Brown

Tyler Gaffalione

3rd, 2024 Distaff Turf Mile G2

2024 Mint Julep G3

Entered

Last Race

Next Race

3rd, 2024 Distaff Turf Mile G2

2024 Mint Julep G3

8 Heavenly Sunday

Candy Ride

6.30

Brad H. Cox

Florent Geroux

4th, 2024 Modesty G3

2024 Mint Julep G3

Entered

Last Race

Next Race

4th, 2024 Modesty G3

2024 Mint Julep G3

9 Misread

Blame

4.45

Thomas Drury Jr.

Jose L. Ortiz

1st, KEE ALW (04/20/2024-R6)

2024 Mint Julep G3

Entered

Last Race

Next Race

1st, KEE ALW (04/20/2024-R6)

2024 Mint Julep G3

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