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.
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Bf - Dimashq (by Mtoto) Goffs UK December £800
Bg - Front Page News (by Assertive) Goffs UK October not sold
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