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Poetic Flare added his name into the history books in 2021. In a thrilling renewal of the QIPCO 2000 Guineas, he edged out Master of the Seas close home.
In doing so, Poetic Flare secured a second QIPCO 2000 Guineas win for his trainer Jim Bolger. His previous win in the race came with Poetic Flare’s sire – Dawn Approach in 2013.
Kevin Manning was aboard the colt in 2021, just as he had been aboard Dawn Approach eight years earlier. After the race, Manning said “He is bomb-proof, you can ride him however you like.”
“Going in to the dip I had to take a bit of a pull, but he has put up a huge performance.”
Jim Bolger’s belief in the Dawn Approach colt was plain for all to see as he was sent to contest both the Irish and French equivalents, coming up just short in both, before returning to the UK, and specifically Royal Ascot.
The market had the St James’s Palace down to be a wide open contest but it was far from it. Poetic Flare showed all the exuburrence on his fifth start of the season as he had shown on his first, racing away from the field to secure a comfortable victory.