Music Master only found Tropics too good when dropping back to 6f for a Group 3 at Ascot in October but most of his form is over 7f. Though he should win races this term and has the highest official rating of these, Henry Candy's charge may be worth opposing on his reappearance with MAR MAR. It's very interesting that the Godolphin filly has been kept in training as a four-year-old and she was a consistent performer last year. Her yard has started strongly and she's receiving weight all round. Barracuda Boy won at Wolverhampton on his reappearance but race conditions have done Royal Rock no favours and Redvers is a 7f specialist.
Royal Rock 33-1 (9-9) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, never dangerous, 13th of 21, 6l behind Morache Music (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) sft in Oct.
Music Master 8-1 (9-0) With leader, led 2f out, ridden 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, not pace of winner, 2nd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Tropics (9-1) at Ascot 6f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Barracuda Boy (IRE) 5-4fav (9-7) Chased leader, led going well over 1f out, ridden and pressed inside final furlong, stayed on and found extra towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Mappin Time (8-9) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Redvers (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) In touch, chased leader 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, no extra and lost place towards finish, 5th of 17, 2 1/2l behind Heaven's Guest (8-13) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gs in Oct.
Steel City Boy (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Towards rear, reminders before 4f out, never dangerous, 5th of 9, 5l behind Cadmium Loch (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.
Mar Mar (IRE) 6-4fav (9-8) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Expert (8-8) at Newmarket 6f cond stks (3) sft in Nov.