DERBY BUY PROVIDES PRICELESS WIN
02 January 2018
POETIC RHYTHM (IRE) gained a valuable Grade 1 win in the
Challow Novices’ Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday. Ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan,
he was slightly outpaced from the end of the back straight, but reacted well to
pressure to take second approaching the last and led soon after. Battling
gallantly, he held off a challenge from the rallying runner-up Mulcahys Hill
(IRE) to win by a short head.
Providing trainer Fergal O’Brien with his first Grade 1
winner was surely priceless, though €27,000 bought POETIC RHYTHM (IRE) at the Tattersalls
Derby Sale as a store. Bred by Vincent Finn, he is a son of Beeches Stud sire
Flemensfirth out of a half-sister to Grade 2 winner over hurdles Bog Frog
POETIC RHYTHM (IRE) was the winner of a point-to-point in
2011 for Roisin Hickey.