Poetic Flare holds off Master Of The Seas in thrilling finish to win 2,000 GuineasSunday 2 May 2021
- Bolger-trained son of Dawn Approach wins by short head
- Lucky Vega finishes third with O’Brien horses well beaten
At 79 and 54 years of age respectively, Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning are among the more senior trainer-jockey combinations in the Flat racing game. As Poetic Flare’s narrow success in the 2,000 Guineas here proved, however, Bolger’s ability to train a horse to the minute remains as acute as ever, and so too does Manning’s knack of timing a challenge to perfection.
There was just a short-head between Poetic Flare and Master Of The Seas at the line, but the nod favoured the 16-1 chance to give Bolger and Manning, his son-in-law, a second success in the Newmarket Classic, eight years after their victory with Poetic Flare’s sire, Dawn Approach.
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