Fourth in a Salisbury maiden on his only start at two, Music Master (by Piccolo) was a stakes-placed winner over seven furlongs at three and runner-up in the six-furlong Group 3 Bengough Stakes at Ascot on his final start of that campaign.
He was also pattern-placed as a five-year-old, but at his peak at four when he beat Heeraat and Es Que Love in the Group 3 Hackwood Stakes and finished third to G Force in the Group 1 Sprint Cup at Haydock, earning a Timeform rating of 122.
He is a son of Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes winner Piccolo (by Warning), who spent many years at Throckmorton Court Stud – home of Music Master – and he is one of three stakes winners out of the multiple scorer Twilight Mistress (by Bin Ajwaad).
His half-sister Spring Fling (by Assertive) won a listed sprint, but his half-brother Twilight Son (by Kyllachy) took both the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes and Group 1 Sprint Cup, he was runner-up in the Group 1 British Champions Sprint, and is now a popular member of the team at Cheveley Park Stud, with a large first crop of foals on the ground in 2018.
The second and third generations of the pedigree are light, but that winning third dam, Penny Candle (by Be My Guest), was a half-sister to Group 3 Queen Mary Stakes scorer On Tiptoes (by Shareef Dancer), a filly whose blacktype descendants include the speedy pattern winners Violette (by Observatory) and Silca's Gift (by Cadeaux Genereux).
Most of the horses close-up in his pedigree won as three-year-olds and older horses – as he did – so it seems likely that the dams of his offspring will be influential in how they fare as juveniles. He had 14 foals in his first crop, so has small numbers with which to compete against his rivals, but it would be no surprise to see one or two smart ones among them.
MUSIC MASTER (GB) - b.2010 - Piccolo - Twilight Mistress, 3 wins inc Hackwood Stakes (Gr3), 2nd Bengough Stakes (Gr3), King Charles II Stakes (L), 3rd Sprint Cup (Gr1), Abernant Stakes (Gr3), Prix de Cercle (L). Sire in England. First foals in 2017.
Bf - Beyond The Rainbow (by Mind Games) Goffs UK December £800
Bf - Dimashq (by Mtoto) Goffs UK December £800
Bg - Front Page News (by Assertive) Goffs UK October not sold
Earl Of Tinsdal (by Black Sam Bellamy) was a triple Group 1 winner over 12 furlongs, his best form came on soft and heavy ground, although he was also a pattern scorer over 10 furlongs on good. He was also multiple Group 1 placed, including when chasing home Waldpark in the Deutsches Derby and Meandre in the Grosser Preis von Berlin, and he was a dual winner over a mile as a two-year-old.
He is a son of Black Sam Bellamy (by Sadler's Wells), who spent five years at Gestut Fahrhof before moving to become a National Hunt sire at Shade Oak Stud in England where he remained until his death earlier this year. That stallion was, of course, the Group 1-winning full-brother to Galileo and half-brother to Sea The Stars (by Cape Cross).
One of three black stakes winners out of Earthly Paradise (by Dashing Blade), his dam is has five blacktype siblings – including six-figure earner and Group 3 scorer Empire Storm (by Storming Home) – and his winning grandam, Emy Coasting (by El Gran Senor), is a daughter of multiple US stakes winner Coast Patrol (by Cornish Prince).
EARL OF TINSDAL (GER) - b.2008 - Black Sam Bellamy - Earthly Paradise, 6 wins inc Rheinland-Pokal (Gr1), Gran Premio di Milano (Gr1), Gran Premio del Jockey Club (Gr1), Fruhjahrs-Rennen (Gr3), 2nd Preis Von Europa (Gr1), Grosser Preis von Berlin (Gr1), Deutsches Derby (Gr1), Preis der Sparkassen Finanzgruppe (Gr3), 3rd Grosser Preis von Bayern (Gr1-twice), Preis von Europa (Gr1-twice), Oleander-Rennen (Gr3). Sire in Germany. First foals in 2017.
Brc - Bear Diva (by Desideratum) BBAG October €1,000
Brf - Humaita (by Surumu) BBAG October €9,000
Bf - Koenigin Turf (by Big Shuffle) BBAG October not sold
Brc - So Fair (by Zinaad) BBAG October not sold
Brf - Vareze (by Duke Of Marmalade) BBAG October €5,000
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