Cock of the Rock


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Cock of the Rock

 

(Rupicola rupicola), a bird of the family Cotingidae of the order Passeriformes. It is up to 30 cm long. The males have bright orange plumage, with black wing and tail feathers, and a crest of feathers on the head. The plumage of the females and young is brownish, and the crest is smaller. The cock of the rock is found in the mountain forests of South America, from Colombia and Guyana to Bolivia. In april, the mating period, the males gather in groups and give the mating call. The nest is built in crevices in cliffs, and the clutch contains two eggs. The bird feeds on fruit.

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Novice Riders: Cock Of The Rock (Sean Bowen) 1-4 fav.
Mr Brace has already enjoyed success this season with his Silver Token and Cock Of The Rock.
Mister Matt is two wins from two rides for McCoy, which compares favourably with the eight-year-old's record for other jockeys of 0-21, while Cock Of The Rock's figures under the champion jockey read 112 and the six-year-old is winless in three starts for other riders.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 1.50 Basford Lass, 2.20 Clear Sailing, 2.55 Mous Of Men, 3.25 Dereks, 4.00 Tarvini, 4.30 Huguenot, 5.05 Rody, 5.35 Cock Of The Rock.
Some of those that have caught the judge's eye include David Brace's Cock Of The Rock and Silver Token, Jean Williams' Tachbury and Andrew Leyshon's Fine Resolve.
Anthony Honeyball has a fine record at the track and Eleven Fifty Nine continued the trend by winning the first division of the 2m bumper, while division two saw Tony McCoy use his strength on Cock Of The Rock to repel Victrix Gale by half a length.
Gibbs won the men's open on Cock Of The Rock, who was winning for the second time this season and David took the open maiden race on the French-bred Romassor.
They have both won on a horse called Cock Of The Rock which has been described in Timeform's Chasers & Hurdlers 2012-13 annual as "no easy ride''.