Qipco Jockey Club Stakes
|Group 2, Newmarket
1m 4f, Class 1
|Saturday 5th May 2018|
The Qipco Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket is a possible next target for Poet's Word following his outstanding effort in defeat at Meydan on Saturday.
However, he showed his true colours in the Dubai Sheema Classic, filling the runner-up spot behind Hawkbill and connections are looking forward to the rest of his campaign.
Bruce Raymond, racing manager to owner Saeed Suhail, said: "He ran a very nice race. Frankie (Dettori) said he thought he had the winner covered, but then he just sprinted away.
"He showed he stays very well. I think a mile and a half is his trip and he might stay even further.
"He's coming back home today so we'll see what sort of shape he's in.
"I wouldn't like to suggest where he might go next. The Jockey Club Stakes (May 5) would look an obvious race for him, but we'll see how the horse is and what Sir Michael thinks."
Jockey Club Stakes 2017
£100,000 added, 4yo plus, 1m 4f, Class 1
Going: Good to Firm
|Pos||Dr||D||Horse SP||Jockey Wgt||Trainer||Age|
|1st||(2)||Seventh Heaven (IRE) 4/7f||R L Moore
|A P O'Brien||4|
|2nd||(3)||5||One Foot In Heaven (IRE) 7/2||Jim Crowley
|A Royer De Dupre||5|
|3rd||(5)||1¾||Pinzolo 25/1||S De Sousa
|4th||(1)||1½||Galapiat 5/1||J Fanning
|5th||(4)||25||Cleonte (IRE) 25/1||W Buick
|A M Balding||4|
|NR||(6)||Across The Stars (IRE)||Non Runner
|Sir Michael Stoute||4|