MUSIC MASTER chased home Dundonnell in a Listed event at Newmarket and Henry Candy's charge proved that run to be no fluke when fifth in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot. With the field cutting up badly from the original entries, he can make that Group 3 form count. Hamdan Al Maktoum was responsible for a number of those aforementioned possibles and he will rely upon Jalaa on this occasion. The Street Cry colt was second in a similar race over course and distance having set out to make the running. The Gold Cheongsam finished fifth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile last year but he hasn't shown a great deal this season and it seems as if he may not have trained on as anticipated. Hartwright and Pearl Sea are useful in their grade though both require career bests to be competitive this afternoon.
Hartwright 9-4fav (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Someone's Darling (8-9) at Redcar 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Jalaa (IRE) 4-1 (8-8) Led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 5, hd behind Tamayuz Star (8-8) at Newbury 7f cond Stakes (4) gf.
Music Master 14-1 (9-1) Prominent near side, led group and every chance from 2f out, headed in group entering final furlong, hampered final 150 yards, not quicken final 100 yards, 5th of 21, 5l behind Gale Force Ten (9-1) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
The Gold Cheongsam (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Raced near side, chased leaders, not quite on terms when ridden 2f out, weakened and no chance with leaders inside final furlong, 15th of 26, 10l behind Annecdote (8-7) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Listed hcp (1) gf in Jun.
Pearl Sea (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Raced centre, held up towards rear, pushed along and no headway 2f out, 17th of 21, 16l behind Gale Force Ten (9-1) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.