Gardens trimmed in Derby betting after Newmarket win

Bookmakers rate Galileo juvenile Kew Gardens (2c Galileo-Chelsea Rose, by Desert King) a live contender for the 2018 Derby after his superb win the in the Listed Zetland Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.

The Galileo colt is a 16/1 chance to give his sire another victory in the Epsom Classic after this impressive three and a half length victory under Ryan Moore.

“The step up in trip has helped him and he probably enjoyed running on nicer ground. He’s done that very smoothly. He was happy the whole way and just kept picking up,” reported Moore.

O’Brien added: “Ryan was very happy and said he was very uncomplicated. He’s a very good-natured, genuine, good-moving horse. Ryan said he galloped out very well.

“I’d imagine he’ll start in a Derby trial (next season) and that’s the type of horse we think he is – a classic mile-and-a-quarter, mile-and-a-half horse. I would say he’s a Derby-type horse. France would be an option for him, for sure. I would say that would be it for the year but you never know. We take it day by day with the two-year-olds. They will tell us what’s best.”

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