Kew Gardens blooms to lead an Aidan O'Brien clean sweep in the Queen's vase
Kew Gardens led home a one-two-three for Aidan O'Brien as he dominated the Queen's Vase to gain a first winner of the week at Royal Ascot.
Only ninth in the Derby when last seen, the 100-30 winner was the choice of Ryan Moore and ultimately ran out a decisive victor.
Despite racing over the extended mile and three-quarters distance for the first time, Nelson set a very stiff gallop at the head of affairs.
Turning into the straight he was still in front, but the pack was closing, including Frankie Dettori on Stream Of Stars.
It soon turned into a Ballydoyle benefit, though, with Kew Gardens sprinting clear and Southern France coming from almost last to beat Nelson for second, some four and a half lengths away.
Kew Gardens is now as low as 10-1 for the St Leger, a race connections appear keen to go for.
Michael Tabor, co-owner of the winner, said: "We've always thought he's a nice horse, really made for this race.
"Obviously he needs a trip, so the St Leger, why not?"