Kew Gardens (Galileo) winning the G1 Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp

Gardens Kews up another G1 for Galileo

The incomparable Galileo gained a new G1 winner in Paris on Saturday evening when Kew Gardens (3c Galileo-Chelsea Rose, by Desert King) triumphed at Longchamp.

Ryan Moore was aboard the colt in the G1 Grand Prix de Paris and waited patiently before pouncing in the closing strides to claim the famous prize.

Trainer Aidan O’Brien now has his sights on the G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on July 28 for Kew Gardens, who had won the G2 Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot on his previous run.

“We came here to see if he could go on to the King George,” O’Brien explained. “That was the idea. Royal Ascot first, then back over a mile and a half in the Grand Prix de Paris and then the King George according to this result.

“Ryan took his time and Kew Gardens is a beautiful colt who moves very well and needs good ground. That’s why Ascot could be for him. He’s easy to ride, he’s good in his head and he stayed 14 furlongs at Royal Ascot.”