Poetic Charmer scores stylish Newcastle win

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YOUR SONG colt Poetic Charmer demolished his opposition by almost three lengths in a dominant win in the 1400m Maiden Handicap at Newcastle on a wet Sunday afternoon.

The addition of blinkers and more positive tactics on the three-year-old delivered a change in fortunes who scored at the fifth attempt after running into high class opposition in defeats to subsequent Group 2 winner Viridine, Beau Geste, French Tune and most recently impressive Fastnet Rock filly Unforgotten.

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Jockey Nick Heywood tracked the early leader Sekiyama and, after a slow first four furlongs, injected speed into the race at the turn and quickly put the race to bed, with the celebrations starting for his elated group of owners!

“He jumped well and we took a trail behind the leader, which worked out well,” said Heywood. “Peter Snowden wasn’t keen for us to lead but we wanted to be prominent.

“I would have liked a bit more speed in the race but I just injected the tempo into the race early as he just seems to maintain the same speed.

“It was a great win and hopefully he can kick on from here.”

Photo: Bradley Photographers