Casco EBF Stallions Cocked Hat Stakes (Listed) 1m 3f
- (3yo, 1m 3f, Class 1, 5 runners)
- Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144 5th £1,076 6th £540
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 35.20s
- Off time: 16:00:39
Barley Mow (IRE) 20
|3||129 9-3||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||109||11/4|
Marzocco (USA) 30
|3||126 9-0||J H M Gosden||R L Moore||100||2/1j|
|3||126 9-0||R Charlton||James Doyle||2/1j|
Signposted (IRE) 13
|3||126 9-0||A M Balding||David Probert||99||8/1|
Snow Trouble (USA) 19
|3||126 9-0 pt||M P Tregoning||Martin Dwyer||89||20/1|
||3||L M Cumani||Andrea Atzeni||104||NR|
||3||9-0||Sir H R A Cecil||T P Queally||13/8|
Subsequent St Leger third Michelangelo won this two years ago and a few of these have some fancy entries over the coming weeks. Postponed is still in the Investec Derby but that looks optimistic as he was behind Barley Mow in a similar contest at Newmarket earlier this month, though is 3lb better off now. Marzocco was only beaten a head in the Derby Trial at Epsom and appears to have the beating of fourth Signposted. He has more scope than Barley Mow and Snow Trouble but OBSERVATIONAL looks one to follow this season on his second to Sudden Wonder in a valuable sales race at Newmarket. The pair pulled clear of a host of previous winners and the extra yardage is certain to suit Roger Charlton's colt.
Postponed (IRE) 15-8fav (9-0) Close up, ridden over 2f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Barley Mow (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst stk (1) gf.
Observational 9-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, joined winner inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 14, hd behind Sudden Wonder (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo aut stk (2) gd in Apr.
Marzocco (USA) 7-2 (8-13) Held up, bumped over 7f out, came towards centre over 3f out, headway over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 9, hd behind Our Channel (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f con stks (2) gs in Apr.
Signposted (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 9, 6l behind Snow Sky (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 3f 3yo lst stk (1) gd.
Barley Mow (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst stk (1) gf beating Mutakayyef (9-0) by nk, 8 ran.
Snow Trouble (USA) 9-4fav (9-1) In touch towards rear, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 8, 8l behind Zee Zeely (8-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.