Poets pleases ahead of Post

Bay Of Poets pleased connections in his latest workout ahead of the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster on Saturday.

Charlie Appleby: Trains Bay Of Poets

The Godolphin-owned juvenile was partnered by William Buick in the exercise, after which trainer Charlie Appleby pronounced the Lope De Vega colt a runner in the Group One on Town Moor.

Bay Of Poets will be on a retrieval mission as he disappointed in the Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket, having got off the mark in good style at Kempton on his second start.

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"I was delighted with him. William rode a piece of work on him this morning. I was pleased with what I saw and William was very happy with the horse," Appleby told At The Races.

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"He's a horse that travelled well into his last race, but unfortunately didn't quite see it out for whatever reason and we feel putting him back on a more conventional track will be better for him.

"We're going there hoping he'll run a nice race. We don't think he'll disappoint us, but whether he's good enough to win is another matter. Hopefully, he'll run a decent race."

Bay Of Poets is as big as 33-1 for the Doncaster feature.

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