JIM Bolger is another handler that continues to rewrite the history books and the redoubtable septuagenarian became the first owner, trainer and breeder of a classic winner since Arthur Budgett in 1973 when Poetic Flare (117) emulated his sire Dawn Approach in winning the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday.

The victory was a triumph for 54-year-old jockey Kevin Manning who commented after the famous victory that he thought his mount would win but did not think that it would be that close, glowing praise indeed for a colt who has now won four of his five starts.