The Barronstown-bred Kew Gardens (3c Galileo – Chelsea Rose, by Desert King) followed up on an impressive Royal Ascot success when taking the Group 1 Grand Prix De Paris at Longchamp.
Dropped back in trip to a mile and a half, the bay was once again ridden towards the back of the field by Ryan Moore. Making good headway two and a half furlongs from home, he led a furlong later and stayed on strongly to beat Neufbosc by a length and a half, with a further three lengths back to Dee Ex Bee in third.
Kew Gardens might make a quick return to Ascot, according to Aidan O’Brien, who said, “The idea with bringing Kew Gardens back to a mile and a half is that we could have a look at whether the King George would be suitable. That’s probably where he’ll go next. He’s a lovely-moving horse.”
Owned by Coolmore partners, Kew Gardens is a half-brother to dual Stakes winner and Group 1 second Thawaany. He was bred by Barronstown Stud out of the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Chelsea Rose.