Sent off at 10/11 favourite, the Galileo colt was always moving easily in the straight and took over as Pallister and Chadic faded. Clear in the final furlong, he had just over two lengths to spare over the staying-on Tupi with Room Key third.

Highland Reel was giving Ireland its first success at the meeting in a race which has produced top Group 1 performers Olympic Glory and Toronado in recent years.