cock of the rock


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  • noun

Synonyms for cock of the rock

bird of the Andes similar to Rupicola rupicola

tropical bird of northern South America the male having brilliant red or orange plumage and an erectile disklike crest

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Novice Riders: Cock Of The Rock (Sean Bowen) 1-4 fav.
The gaudy design stems from the Victorian era, when explorers brought back to England the feathers of wild things like the bird of paradise and cock of the rock to adorn the hooks of dukes, earls and other nobles who targeted salmon.
Sangfroid won by two lengths from the favourite Cock Of The Rock whose owner David Brace OBE took the restricted with his promising home bred five-year-old Dbobe (the clue is in the owner's initials) who won by two lengths from Neighbours Lady.
McCoydelivers Punters who took the hint that Tony McCoy had turned up at the Severnside course for just one ride were rewarded with a winner after Cock Of The Rock just held off the renewed attentions of Royal Scoundrel by a short head.
Dark Ages, third-time lucky at Nottingham last time, can follow up in Lingfield's Airey Miller Partnership Nursery, while Cock Of The Rock can continue success in Worcester's PP Business Improvement Consultants Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race.
Hannah Watson came away with a double on Silver Phoenix and Over Night Bag and the Bonham Mens Open Race went to 10-1 shot Ice Cool Benny who, ridden by his trainer Tom Weston, scored by six lengths from 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.