KINGSTON, Jamaica - Mojito, the 2022 champion two-year-old is expected to make his 2023 entry in the seven furlong colt and geldings Prince Consort Stakes. The Prince Consort is considered as one of the major preparation races for the three-year-old Classic races, and will be contested on Sunday, April 9, 2023. The purse for the event is $1.75 million.
Mojito, a grey colt bred by Savoy Stomp out of Fiftyshadesofray, last raced in the Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes in December 2022, when he won by three lengths in a time of 1:41.1. Mojito is trained by Richard Azan, and will have Dane Dawkins in the saddle.
Despite his obvious talent, Mojito will not have it easy on his seasonal return, as all the best three-year-old rivals have been provisionally entered.
Trainer Anthony Nunes has four runners entered — El Afortunado, Milos, Anonymous, and Curlin’s Noon. El Afortunado, after his win in the Sir Howard Stakes, is going to have a lot of supporters and could turn this race into a battle between himself and Mojito.
Gary Subratie and Carl Anderson have two runners each to contest the main principals here. Subratie has Big Guy In TheSky and Slam Dunk, while Burning Valor and Secret Admiral will carry Anderson’s flag.
Champion trainer Jason DaCosta, has only one entry, Whiz Kidd.
Other notable entries are Roulette Boss trained by Dennis Thwaites, Ridge Liner trained by Dale Murphy, and Loyal Action from the barn of Gary Crawford.