Windsor Preview: Music can Master his rivals
Windsor stage a cracking seven-race card this evening, and Music Master is fancied to call the tune in the Listed 6f feature race (7.30).
The Henry Candy trained colt won his maiden at Newmarket in good style last year before going on to run some solid races in good company.
They included an excellent fifth of 21 to Gale Force Ten in the Group 3 Jersey Stakes over 7f at Royal Ascot, where the son of Piccolo held every chance a furlong from home until being unable to find any extra.
Music Master looked the type who would do well at sprinting juged on that effort, and confirmed that view when making all to score easing down by 2 1/4 lengths in a conditions’ contest over 6f at Warwick on his seasonal reappearance.
The manner of the four-year-old’s success suggested he would be up to making his mark in Group company, and with conditions ideal this looks a nice stepping stone to better things.
Trainer Ian Williams is a man whose handicap runners command the utmost respect, and he looks to have leading claims of landing a double on the card with Cruise Tothelimit and Commissar.
Cruise Tothelimit is back down to his last winning mark and looks primed to take advantage in the 6f sprint (8.00).
The gelding got back to winnings ways when making all to land a 6f contest at Chester last September off his current rating of 78, and signalled that his time was near when an excellent second at Haydock three days ago.
The six-year-old went down by just a neck to Go Go Green, staying on strongly at the death after travelling well throughout on the heels of the leaders.
The son of Le Vie Dei Colori was gaining hand over fist at the finish, and from a good draw in stall eight looks to have every chance of going one better off 2lb lower.
Commissar runs in the extended 1m 3f contest that closes the card (9.00) and is weighted to go well now dropped in class.
The gelding was last successful when landing a gamble in a class 4 contest at Kempton back in March off 80 and now runs off 1lb lower.
That gives the five-year-old every chance from a handicapping perspective, especially as the son of Soviet Star is now back in class 4 company having raced in class 2 and 3 contests in his last three starts.
6.00: Percy Alleline
7.00: Red Velour
7.40: Music Master (NAP)
8.00: Cruise Tothelimit (NB)
8.30: Cincinnati Girl