Palace Pier holds off Poetic Flare in pulsating Prix Jacques le Marois


Tony Paley

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Frankie Dettori and Palace Pier just held on to win a pulsating battle with Poetic Flare and land the Group One Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville for the second year running on Sunday.

The Italian jockey brought his mount, the 5-6 favourite, from the back and wide for a late challenge with half a furlong to go. He got the better of the long-time leader, Order Of Australia, but had to hold off a strong challenge from the runner-up.

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