Regardsmaree claims the Anniversary Vase at Sandown

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continued his fine form for , breaking away inside the final 100m to salute by half a length in the $160,000 Ladbrokes Anniversary Vase (1400m) at on Saturday.

Jockey judged the ride to perfection, his five-year-old passing (for ) late on the straight to salute.

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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.

Ryan's gelding is running well after his thrilling victory in the $250,000  (1200m) at last Saturday.

That was when he also timed his run beautifully, just getting his head down at the right time on the line to beat .

Egan was also in the saddle that day.

“He's been a terrific horse, and we were disappointed with him at (eighth in a $130,000 Benchmark 100 over 1400m on April 2),” Ryan told after Regardsmaree's win last Saturday.

“But we forgave him for it second-up.”

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