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Poet's Voice Triumphs in totesport Celebration Mile

1 Poet's Voice 2/1
2 Main Aim 4/5F
3 Summer Fete 7/1

Poet's Voice laid down his claim for top miling honours at the back-end of the season as he overwhelmed odds-on Main Aim in the Group Two Celebration Mile at Goodwood.

Sent off a 2-1 chance behind the 4-5 market leader, Poet's Voice was anchored at the back as Summer Fete cut out the donkey work, tracked by Main Aim.

The latter took over approaching the distance, but no sooner had he done so than Dettori unleashed the Godolphin-owned winner, who quickly opened up to score by four and a half lengths.

Main Aim was another six clear of the third, Summer Fete, with Vitznau, the only other runner, never a factor.

Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford said: "As a two-year-old he was always doing too much and running too free, and Saeed (bin Suroor, trainer) and his team have spent most of this year teaching him to switch off and relax.

"As you saw today, after 20 yards he was nicely anchored."

Poet's Voice will make the leap into Group One company for his next start, and Crisford added: "We'll look at the QEII, it's about time to put him in with the best milers.

"But I can't help feeling the Breeders' Cup Mile would suit him a bit better than Ascot. He'll get a good pace in Kentucky and going round the bends will further help him to settle."

Dettori added: "We've always thought a bit of him. He went through a phase when he was too headstrong, but Saeed and the lads in the yard have spent a lot of time on him to get him settled.

"When he's settled he's a good horse and he's going the right way now. The family like a bit of cut in the ground and I guess the next step will be the QEII."


Starting Price
Beaten Distance
Poet's Voice
S bin Suroor
L Dettori
8st 9lbs
2 - 1
Main Aim
Sir Michael Stoute
E Ahern
9st 1lbs
4 - 5
4 1/2 lengths
Summer Fete
B Smart
K Fallon
8st 12lbs
7 - 1
6 lengths
R Hannon
P Dobbs
9st 1lbs
10 - 1
10 lengths

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