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  • 16:20 IBA Cocked Hat Stakes 1m 3f

  • (Listed) £30,000 added 3yo 5 ran
  • Winner £17,031 2nd £6,456 3rd £3,231 4th £1,611
  • Going: Good, Gd to Firm in places on the round course
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 2m 25.55s
  • Off time: 16:20:22

Full result

16:20 Goodwood Result 18th May 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (2) Masked Marvel 9-0 William Buick J H M Gosden 3 13/2
Held up, went 3rd over 5f out, waiting for gap to open over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well opened 11/2 touched 7/1
2nd (1) 3 Namibian (IRE) 9-0 J Fanning M Johnston 3 8/1
Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge 2f out, soon led, edged right and headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner opened 17/2 touched 10/1
3rd (5) Picture Editor 9-0 T P Queally Sir H R A Cecil 3 9/2
Tracked leader, led 2f out, soon ridden and headed, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression opened 4/1 touched 9/2 £1350-£300
4th (3) 4 Auld Burns 9-0 R Hughes Richard Hannon 3 2/1j
Held up in last, hung left briefly 7f out, pushed along to improve 2f out, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, soon beaten opened 11/4 touched 11/4 £1650-£600 £1100-£400
5th (4) Badeel (USA) 9-0 L Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 3 2/1j
Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong opened 15/8 touched 2/1 £2250-£1000(x4) £1800-£800(x3) £900-£400(x6) £2000-£1000 £1600-£800 £1000-£500(x2) £750-£400

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £6.90 Tote Place: £3.80,4.20
Straight Forecast: £49.13 Exacta: £49.80

Placepot: £190.90, Pool: £62912.74, 240.5 winning tickets
Quadpot: £121.50, Pool: £2975.46, 18.12 winning tickets

Verdict

As in the fillies Epsom trial, this was another handsome success, with MASKED MARVEL travelling like the best horse throughout and then quickening clear for a ready success when the gaps opened. This son of Montjeu was helped by a solid tempo set by Frankie Dettori aboard Badeel, and John Gosden's runner was the last of the five-strong field to come off the bridle. Jockey William Buick had to bide his time to make his challenge, however the gap between runners opened up perfectly with a furlong to run, and he showed a nice turn of foot to pick up Namibian and go two lengths up. Despite not getting too serious with his mount, the pair were still running on well at the line and the win was comprehensive. He had obviously come on plenty for his reappearance at Sandown (where he was behind Auld Burns) and reversed the form in some style. He was cut for the Derby, and in an open year like this he wouldn't be out of place. He disappointed last year at Ascot (on soft, loose ground) so connections may decide to chance their arm 10 days earlier at Epsom. John Gosden's reaction after the race was that this race may not be up to much but his colt will be left in at Epsom and a place may not be out of the question (although he believes the favourite Carlton House is a league above his rivals). Namibian ran a game race, making ground around the outside of the field turning for home. Having been unlucky already this season, his jockey was keen to give him a clear run and it's easy to see why as he looks more of a grinder than the winner. He hit the front a furlong out, but had no answer when the winner quickened by; it's unlikely he'd look out of place in something like the King Edward VII Stakes. Next home was Picture Editor who probably paid the price for racing a tad keenly early on in the race. He isn't top class, but was certainly more at home over this trip and will win at this level before the year is out. Auld Burns was held up off the pace, but having made up some decent ground with two furlongs to run, his effort petered out quite quickly and he was well-held in fourth. He's done well for his connections already this year and may be back in a valuable sales race before long. Last of all, and the biggest disappointment of the race, was favourite Badeel. He set his own pace, was unharried, but weakened very quickly when challenged with two furlongs to run. He was too keen early on which may explain it a bit, but this must go down as a very disappointing run; he now has something to prove