EIGHT years after Jim Bolger sent out his homebred Dawn Approach (New Approach) to win the opening juvenile race of the season at the Curragh, he repeated the feat on Monday at Naas with a son of that colt who went on to become the best of his generation in Europe, and a classic winner the following season.

Poetic Flare is from the fourth crop of his sire who stands this year for €10,000 at Kildangan Stud. Dawn Approach progressed throughout his juvenile season, remaining unbeaten in six starts. He followed up his debut win with a pair of victories at Naas before heading to Royal Ascot and tackling the Group 2 Coventry Stakes, where he beat Olympic Glory.