If The Cocked Hat Fits
If The Cocked Hat Fits
Sporting Life


A total of seven entries has been revealed for the Casco Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood on Friday.

Re-opened at the initial entry stage, a maximum of just seven runners could go to post for the one mile three furlong Listed contest which has sometimes served as an Investec Derby Trial.

Originally known as the Predominate Stakes, Troy won both races in 1979 but the contest on the Sussex Downs had lost some of its relevance as a Classic Trial.

However, the race’s profile has received a significant boost in recent years with Rewilding going on to finish third to Workforce in 2010 while last year’s winner, Masked Marvel, may only have finished in midfield at Epsom but did go on to claim the’St Leger, the season’s final Classic.

Masked Marvel‘s colours could be carried this year by Michelangelo – who made a promising debut behind Noble Mission in a Listed race earlier this month – while his trainer John Gosden has also entered impressive Newbury maiden winner Jungle Beat.

Marcus Tregoning won back-to-back renewals at the start of the century and could be represented by Lingfield Derby Trial third Cavaleiro while Charlie Hills will be hoping for an improved display from the highly-touted Perennial who failed to land a blow on his reappearance at Newmarket.

Expense Claim, an impressive winner of the London Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday, Polydamos and Stencive complete the field.

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