Under a perfectly timed ride by Frankie Dettori, Poet's Voice rallied furiously to deny Rip Van Winkle by a nose in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes sponsored by Sony (Eng-I) at Ascot Sept. 25.
Steadied at the start by Dettori, Poet’s Voice was dropped into last as Air Chief Marshal
was gunned to the front by Jamie Spencer. Stablemate Rip Van Winkle sat
just off the leader in second, with Johnny Murtagh content to allow Air
Chief Marshal to set a swift early pace.
Longshot Red Jazz
tracked the front pair in third with favored Makfi
rated mid-pack by Christophe Soumillon.