2022 Anniversary Vase Replay
It was a gutsy effort from Buffalo River, who sped up and found the lead with 650m to go, before very nearly holding on to win.
It was a testament to Regardsmaree's fitness to leave behind his six-year-old opponent late on the straight.
That was when he also timed his run beautifully, just getting his head down at the right time on the line to beat Lombardo.
Egan was also in the saddle that day.
“He's been a terrific horse, and we were disappointed with him at Bendigo (eighth in a $130,000 Benchmark 100 over 1400m on April 2),” Ryan told racing.com after Regardsmaree's win last Saturday.
“But we forgave him for it second-up.”