Rhythm strikes in G2 for Flemensfirth

Poetic Rhythm (6g Flemensfirth-Sommer Sonnet, by Taipan) put in a bold show at Chepstow on Sunday to win the G2 Persian War Novices’ Hurdle under Paddy Brennan.

The son of Flemensfirth, bred by Vincent Finn, was in front from a long way out in the 2m 4f event and held off some useful opponents to score by a length and a quarter.

Winning trainer Fergal O’Brien commented: "We came here last year and won the bumper with him and Paddy said early last season this is where we should come with him.

“We'd always been looking at this race and it's worked out brilliantly. We'll probably look at taking him to Cheltenham for something at the November meeting."