Aidan O'Brien to fly solo with Highland Reel in King George at Ascot

Aidan O'Brien is set to rely upon Highland Reel in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot next Saturday.

Aidan O'Brien to fly solo with Highland Reel in King George at Ascot

Aidan O'Brien is set to rely upon Highland Reel in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot next Saturday.

The Galileo colt, whose biggest successes have arrived foreign soil in the Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park and the Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin, was narrowly denied by the Queen's Darmouth in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot last month.

O'Brien said: "Highland Reel looks like our runner in the King George.

"Sir Isaac Newton is also in there but Highland Reel may be our only runner."

The master of Ballydoyle has saddled three previous winners of the midsummer showpiece in Berkshire, with Galileo (2001), Dylan Thomas (2007) and Duke Of Marmalade (2008) all on the roll of honour.

More in this section

Sport
Newsletter

Latest news from the world of sport, along with the best in opinion from our outstanding team of sports writers

Sign up
IE_logo_newsletters

Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox