Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Marzocco in with Top Chance in Hat Stakes

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Marzocco in with Top Chance in Hat Stakes

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MARZOCCO had to settle for second in a Derby trial at Epsom but he should be on the mark in the Casco EBF Stallions Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood tomorrow.

The 11-furlong heat, also known as the Predominate, is the last recognised pointer for the blue riband event, but as only Observational is still in the Epsom running, the result is unlikely to have any effect on the Derby reckoning. That said, Marzocco performed well enough on the Downs last month in what was his seasonal return for John Gosden, who has a big chance in the Derby with Western Hymn.

Winner of a Kempton maiden at the backend of last year, Marzocco was pitched into the Derby Trial at the Classic track and did well to go down by just a head to Our Channel after coming from well off the pace.

The son of Kitten's Joy might even have edged in front in a few more strides and should be given plenty of credit as that was just his second run on what is a notoriously circuit. …

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