MUSIC CAN HIT RIGHT ROYAL NOTE
Music Can Hit Right Royal Note
Music Can Hit Right Royal Note
By Anita Chambers
Set To Music can get Royal Ascot week off to a flying start for her owner the Queen by scoring at Warwick.
Her Majesty has an important five days coming up with Carlton House and Momentary among her chances at the Royal meeting and like the last-named, Set To Music is trained by Michael Bell.
The Newmarket handler has had to adjust his sights slightly with this filly this term after hoping she might have progressed into a Group One contender over the winter.
Without doubt she was highly progressive last term, winning four on the bounce, including a Listed event, before finishing second in a Doncaster Group Two.
However, she failed to fire on her return at York when a well-beaten sixth behind Izzi Top over a 10-furlong trip which is now probably a little on the short side for her.
Set To Music turned in a much better performance when dropped to Group Three company last time at Haydock, although she really did not enjoy the rub of the green.
While she finished just three-quarters of a length behind Shimmering Surf in second, the Danehill Dancer filly could well have been closer still had she not been checked two furlongs out.
Nevertheless that was a decent run and eased back down to Listed class for the Voute Sales Warwickshire Oaks Stakes, Set To Music must have an excellent chance.
There is some decent action on offer at Windsor and the Freebets Handicap can go the way of Clive Cox's Ganas.
The four-year-old boasts just one win in six starts so far but his reappearance at Kempton this term was something of a write-off after his saddle slipped early on.
With his tack suitably secured at Windsor last time, Ganas showed he is not without ability when finishing a close fourth behind Cape Classic.
It was a solid enough effort but the handicapper was obviously not inspired as he has since been eased 1lb in the weights.
Ganas looks to have a future in the sprinting division and while soft ground is something of a question mark, his sire Oasis Dream has produced progeny that can handle cut.
Richard Hannon is sure to have a strong juvenile squad in Berkshire over the coming days and Dansili Dual can make sure the team go there in winning form.
He is trying to make it third-time lucky in the davisbakerycaribbean.com EBF Maiden Stakes and his time must surely be here after two placed efforts.
Dansili Dual was only beaten a neck in a tight finish last time and would not have to improve too much to get off the mark.
Bartley's swift return in the second division of the Watch Racing UK On Sky 432 Handicap at Carlisle should be noted.
He returned from a near two-month lay-off with a fine third at Nottingham just four days ago and will surely strip fitter for the outing.
Striker Torres can prove a topical winning tip at Wolverhampton.
Chelsea's Fernando Torres hit a couple of goals last week for Spain at Euro 2012 and his namesake horse is similarly expected to be on target in Division One of the Follow Us At Ladbrokes News Handicap.
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