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Music Society

Music Society did well to finish fourth in the Stewards’ Cup consolation race at Goodwood on Saturday, racing from stall two and racing on the far side on soft ground, in a race in which the near-side horses fared best. Away well from his low draw, he was held up early on behind the front runners on the far side.  He made nice ground on the far side of the entire field to join the front rank on the run to the furlong marker, but he had done a lot of running to get into that position, and his run just flattened out a little from there.  Even so, he did well to keep on as well as he did to finish fourth behind Mr Wagyu.

Tim Easterby’s horse was well-in here, he was racing off his old mark of 82, and he will revert to his new mark of 90 now, but he will still be of interest off that mark, especially when he can get back on better ground.  He is six now, but he is in the form of his life.  He was only just beaten in each of his last two runs before Saturday, including in the Scottish Stewards’ Cup at Hamilton two weeks earlier when he went down by a nose to Commanche Falls, who won Saturday’s Stewards’ Cup under a 6lb penalty.  He goes well at York, so he will be of interest if he goes for a handicap there at the Ebor meeting, and he won the Ayr Bronze Cup in 2019 so, while he may not be rated highly enough to get into the Ayr Gold Cup this year, the Silver Cup would be a legitimate target.
Goodwood, 31st July 2021