Highland Reel (purple and white) striding clear under Joseph O'BrienPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Highland reels in rivals in Vintage Stakes
Report: Goodwood, Wednesday
Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (Group 2) 7f, 2yo
HIGHLAND REEL justified being sent off at odds-on in good style, stretching away in the final furlong to give Aidan and Joseph O'Brien victory.
Slightly keen early on, the colt was then in prime position to accelerate into the lead as the front-running pair of Pallister and Chadic folded.
With recent winners including Olympic Glory and Toronado, the race historically produces a decent type, and Highland Reel is now as short as 8-1, and favourite across the board, for next season's Investec Derby.
Aidan O'Brien said: "He was a very impressive winner of his maiden and Joseph said he has a lot of speed and we have others to get out so this race fell right for him. He has a lot of natural energy and he is a very high cruiser."
Highland Reel won by two and a quarter lengths at 10-11. From the rear Tupi stayed on to take second at 13-2, with Room Key managing to grab third at 20-1.