Highland Reel gained the Longines Hong Kong Vase for the second time in his profession on Sunday
HIGHLAND REEL ended his profession on a excessive with a decided win within the Longines Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin on Sunday.
Aidan O’Brien’s globetrotter returned to Hong Kong having gained the race two years in the past and completed second twelve months in the past.
Sitting simply behind the tempo, jockey Ryan Moore despatched him to the entrance within the residence straight and the robust five-year-old had loads left within the tank to carry off the problem of Talismanic.
Highland Reel is now set to begin his profession at stud.
Moore said: “He’s always been a very straightforward horse and he gets the trip very well. I was always happy and always confident and he’s the sort of horse that when he gets into a fight he will probably prevail.
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“He dug in the last furlong and then I think he was going away again at the end.
“I think what really marks him out is his consistency, he always runs his best race and he’s been a pleasure to ride.”
O’Brien added: “He’s a very special horse, he’s irreplaceable really. It’s very rare that you get a horse who can travel like him.
“We were lucky to hold onto him as a five-year-old, he really will be irreplaceable for us at home.”