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Poet's Voice comes from behind to win easily at Goodwood

The three-year-old Godolphin colt, under Frankie Dettori, took the lead in the final quarter-mile and breezed home four lengths ahead of second-place Main Aim.

Poet's Voice came from the back of the pack to win the Group 2 totesport.com Celebration Mile with ease yesterday at Goodwood Racecourse in West Sussex. The three-year-old Godolphin colt was immediately settled at the rear of the four runners by Frankie Dettori, as Summer Fete set a good early gallop. Poet's Voice moved up to challenge for third entering the straight, took the lead in the final quarter-mile and breezed home four lengths ahead of second-place Main Aim.

"I am happy with Poet's Voice because he is more relaxed than ever now," said his trainer, Saeed bin Suroor. "Frankie gave him a brilliant ride. He was in a nice position throughout the race." Dettori said the horse has been coming on strong in recent work. "We have always thought a bit of Poet's Voice but he went through a stage when he was very headstrong and was doing everything too quickly," the jockey said. "Saeed and the lads in the yard have spent a lot of time getting him to settle."

Poet's Voice is Godolphin's fourth winner of the totesport.com Celebration Mile following the successes of Mark Of Esteem (1996), Cape Cross (1999) and Caradak (2006). At Newmarket, Godolphin's Blue Tigers Eye, also trained by bin Suroor, finished second in a six-furlong race for maiden two-year-olds. * Agencies