Quiet Reflection slays Sprint Cup rivals
Quiet Reflection sluiced through the testing ground at Haydock Park to claim the 32Red Sprint Cup as Karl Burke's flying filly became a two-time Group One winner.
With July Cup winner Limato ruled out on account of the rain-softened ground, Quiet Reflection was sent off the 7-2 favourite and travelled really strongly under regular pilot Dougie Costello.
The response was immediate when Costello asked, with Quiet Reflection quickening to the front and racing away to cross the line a length and three-quarters ahead of the staying-on The Tin Man (6-1), with Suedois (7-1) third.
Burke's stable star had previously scored at the highest level in the Commonwealth Cup, but this was more meritorious as that success came in a contest confined to three-year-olds.
Costello said: "I've never ridden anything like it and probably never will again. She's push-button go. She won as she liked, she's the real deal.
"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."
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