Mouttet Mile winner Rough Entry will stay in Jamaica
Following Rough Entry‘s victory in the second running of the Mouttet Mile (invitational) event on Saturday, December 2, 2023, trainer Rohan Crichton said that his six-year-old American-bred bay horse will not return to Florida, but will instead stay and race in Jamaica.
In what was only can be described as a scintillating performance, Rough Entry, ridden by the visiting jockey Julien Leparoux, defeated rivals by 7 lengths in the Graded Stakes contest for three-year-olds and upwards at a mile (1,600m). Rough Entry won in a time of 1:38.0 (23.0 x 45.0 x 1:38.0).
“I am elated about the victory by Rough Entry in the Mouttet Mile. What a great ride from the jockey and the guys at the barn did a fantastic job. Coming out of Quarantine, it was tough but the horse handled it well and I can tell you, I was very confident,” Crichton said.
“Julien [Leparoux] and I spoke about the race and the horses. He [Julien Leparoux] noticed that Rough Entry was able to relax in his races and that was exactly what he wanted to do and he did a great job.
“I have set up a stable here in Jamaica at Caymanas Park where we have about six horses and step by step we plan to build on that. He [Rough Entry] will be staying here to race,” the Florida-based, Jamaican-born trainer added.
Rough Entry, Spirit of Light, Oasis Jack, and Provocativa are among Crichton’s horses in Jamaica.