In front of a crowd of about 40,000 in New Jersey, Percussionist
launched a withering move after the last to score a decisive victory over domestic hopes Slip Away and Lead Us Not.
Witnessing the percussionist
at work, audience members were given an insight into how the quality and tone of a sound is affected by various factors.
He is recognized worldwide as a virtuosic percussionist
specializing in a variety of percussion instruments, interested in combining many genres and cultural traditions, such as Free funk jazz and Western classical music, with his own.
Glennie was awarded the OBE in 1993 and is the first musician to have successfully launched and maintained a full-time career as a percussionist
had all bases covered on the run-in, however, and seized the initiative from Cherry Mix before staying on to repel the admirable Sergeant Cecil, who finished three lengths adrift of the winner.
Owner Graham Wylie believes Percussionist
is worth another try in better company and he face fours rivals in the two-mile event.
Here are noted band leaders, musicians, arrangers, singers, producers, promoters, and Salsa experts ranging from songwriter, journalist and musicologist Tite Curet Alonzo; to pianist, composer, arranger, founder of the Cuban group Irakere Chucho Valdes; to band leader, Apollo Sound, percussionist
, dancer, Fania All Star Roberto Roena.
In the words of the author, who is himself a percussionist
and composer: "Percussion can be a unique expression of culture, or reflect the crossing of musical and geographical boundaries.
Thursday's Gold Cup is the target for the Johnson-trained and Wylie-owned Percussionist
, who looks terrific each-way value at 16-1.
Two $1,000 third prizes were given to Matthew Coley, 25, percussionist
, and Yangyoon Kim, 22, violist.
Howard Johnson added another high-profile horse to his County Durham-based string yesterday when leaving the Doncaster November Sales with Vodafone Derby fourth Percussionist
He will meet the Epsom second Rule Of Law, third Let The Lion Roar and fourth Percussionist
again at the Irish track.
John Gosden last night called off a gallop he had intended to give his Budweiser Irish Derby candidates Percussionist
and Day Flight during racing at Newbury.
My awful big-race tipping record aside I sincerely hope the Ch4 gang are made to rue dismissing Percussionist
for Saturday's Derby.
represents excellent value at around 12-1 to grab the glory for trainer John Gosden in next Saturday's Vodafone Derby.