Mounsieur Coco the First Stakes Winner for Bolt D’Oro

August 30, 2022

Just eight days after breaking his maiden, Mounsieur Coco became Bolt d’Oro’s first stakes winner with a 4 ½-length romp on Sunday in the Proud Man S. at Gulfstream Park.

Bolt d’Oro is now tied for the top sport on the First-Crop sire list by stakes horses, with five, and is second by winners, progeny earnings and graded stakes horses.

J R’s Pride was fastest out of the gate in Sunday’s 5 ½-furlong race, with Mounsieur Coco pressing him through a fast quarter-mile in :21.95. Mounsieur Coco took the top spot with ease with three furlongs to run and was never threatened from there to the wire, finishing in 1:04.16 under a hand-ride on the Tapeta surface.

“I think we need to go north and try to get to the Breeders’ Cup,” trainer Fausto Gutierrez said, referring to the championship event at Keeneland in early November. “I want to go to the turf.”

St. George Stable LLC owns Mounsieur Coco, who has won two of three starts and earned $64,210. The bay colt was bred by Rose Hill Farm and sold to his owner for $85,000 at the 2021 Keeneland September Yearling sale.

“He was the best of the 2-year-olds we had. He had very good workouts. He is a very consistent horse,” Gutierrez added.

Mounsieur Coco’s dam Cooking Mama has also produced black type winners Mojo Man and Fight to Glory.

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Photo: Mounsieur Coco, Bolt d’Oro’s first stakes winner, at Gulfstream Park (Lauren King)

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