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Poetic Music

Poetic Music put up a good performance to finish third behind two talented rivals in Luccia and She’s A Saint in the Listed Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at Newbury last Saturday. Settled in fourth place early on behind a decent pace that Harry Skelton set on She’s A Saint, she made good progress early in the home straight and she moved up nicely into third place on the run to the second last flight. She came under a ride at that point but, while she couldn’t match Luccia for pace, she stuck to her task well despite an awkward landing over the final flight, to finish third, with the first three clear.

It was a nice performance by Fergal O’Brien’s mare. Winner of her first three bumpers last season and sixth behind Facile Vega in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham, she kept on well to win her maiden hurdle at Ludlow last month on her hurdling debut – a race from which the runner-up has since come out and won – and this was a nice step forward from that. She shaped in the Champion Bumper as if she could do better with a sterner test of stamina, and that impression was further enhanced here. She won a bumper on New Year’s Day last year at Cheltenham on soft ground, and she will be of interest now when she can get back on soft ground, and/or when she steps up in trip.
Newbury, 26th November 2022