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Channon's Music to hit right note

Music Show is firmly in contention to run in the Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on September 4.

Mick Channon's filly enjoyed her first spin on the gallops yesterday since her impressive Prix Rothschild performance at the start of the month.

The Falmouth Stakes winner was only denied by French super-mare Goldikova in the Deauville contest following consistent Group One performances throughout the season.

Channon is keen on a return to Ireland with the daughter of Noverre, who finished third in the Irish 1000 Guineas, but is conscious of overworking the three-year-old.

"She's a similar story to Youmzain in that there hasn't been a problem all year," said Channon. "She's just been ticking away between her races and all we've done is keep her happy, taking her out and doing light work.

"She blew a few cobwebs away (on Tuesday morning) but nothing dramatic took place.

"The one thing about her is she's a trainer's dream. She's so easy to work with and has a character to die for.

"The Matron Stakes at Leopardstown is very much on the radar at the start of September and we'll head there all being well. She's been on the go for a long time -- and I've been very conscious of that -- but she has shown no signs of it and seems in great order."

Gary Moore is eyeing up a crack at the Hennessy Gold Cup with his exciting dual purpose performer, Bergo.

The seven-year-old landed the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot in June and is entered in the Windflower March Stakes at Goodwood on Saturday.

Moore is also considering the Persian Punch Conditions Stakes at Salisbury next week but after finishing fourth in Grade One company over fences at Aintree, the sky is the limit when the National Hunt season kicks into gear.

"He's in at Goodwood and he'll also be entered for a race at Salisbury later on next week and he'll run in whichever race looks the easiest," said Moore.

"He finished fifth in the John Porter over a mile and five furlongs on ground that was too quick for him, on slow ground I don't think you could count him out at Goodwood."