Quiet Reflection by far the best

Quiet Reflection (7/2 favourite) capped a fine day for Karl Burke with a brilliant performance in the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock Park.

Quiet Reflection was an impressive winner

The Commonwealth Cup winner travelled like the best throughout the six furlong contest and picked up impressively when asked to go and win her race.

The Tin Man emerged from the pack to give chase but could never get on terms with the three-year-old.

The front-running Suedois held on for third, some two and a half lengths adrift of the runner-up.

A delighted jockey Dougie Costello said: "She's won as she liked, she's the real deal.

"I've never ridden anything like it and probably never will again. She's push-button go. She was fresh today and between the five and the three I was running away.

"I got there a little bit sooner than I'd liked."

Sky Bet cut the winner, who was completing a double on the card for Burke after Intense Tango's win in the feature handicap, to 5/1 from 10s for the Qipco Champions Sprint at Ascot next month.

The successful handler confirmed that race would be next saying: "She'll go to Ascot next for the Champions Sprint and I'm praying she stays well and sound so she can stay in training next year.

"I knew she'd improved and strengthened. She's such a straightforward filly.

"Jordan (Vaughan) does a brilliant job riding her, but I told him he had to go to Kempton to ride Georgian Bay and he's just got done a head in a 60 grand handicap.

"The whole team have done a great job and there's the farrier Andy Grant. He's done a fantastic job all year with her feet. They haven't been the best.

"I know we wanted a bit of rain but I was a bit worried when it got this soft as I thought it might play into the hands of the older horses.

"She's just got speed to burn. She travels well and is so relaxed. She blows when she works but when she runs she doesn't turn a hair."

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