Kew Gardens (Galileo) winning the G1 St Leger at Doncaster

Gardens is Classic hero for Galileo

Another Classic winner was added to Galileo’s remarkable record on Saturday when Kew Gardens (3c Galileo-Chelsea Rose, by Desert King) ran out a brilliant winner of the G1 St Leger at Doncaster.

The Aidan O’Brien-trained colt, already winner of the G1 Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp, stayed on in great style to triumph by two and a quarter lengths from Lah Ti Dar.

It was a sixth success in the race for O’Brien, who commented: “We’re over the moon with him. We always thought he was a horse who would stay well and we were delighted with what he did in France and at York (in the G2 Great Voltigeur Stakes).

"We always felt he had a lot of class and this extra distance was going to be what he wanted.”

Jockey Ryan Moore added: "He travelled well and got there really easy. He’s a very uncomplicated, easy horse and he did it very impressively. He tries very hard and has a great attitude to life. He picked up really well and beat a good field."

Derrick Smith’s colours are carried by the Barronstown Stud-bred Kew Gardens and he continued: “He’s probably going to be better on better ground but the contest suited him today. The way he made up the ground was impressive and then it was over in a flash."