Aidan O'Brien's hopes of a sixth victory in the St Leger on Saturday rests on the 7 entries currently due to run for the Irish-based trainer, having triumphed in the 2017 St Leger with Capri.
Ante-post favourite for the race, Kew Gardens, currently heads a field of 16 entries at the five-day stage prior to this year's renewal of the 1 Mile 6 Furlong classic at Doncaster.
The 3-year-old son of Galileo was an impressive winner of the Group 2 Queen's Vase at Ascot back in June, prior to landing the Group 1 Grand Prix De Paris at Longchamp. He further enforced his Classic potential with a brave effort in the Great Voltigeur at York last time out, despite carrying the Group 1 penalty that was imposed. His rallying effort towards the line on that occasion, was certainly a promising aspect that could be drawn from the performance.
Speaking in a recent interview, Aidan O'Brien stated that "we were delighted with Kew Gardens at York.
"It wasn't ideal under the penalty, but he had to have the run and we just thought that was the perfect place to give him his prep.
"Ryan (Moore) was delighted with him, he obviously stays further and we always thought that Doncaster would suit him.
"He had one disappointing run and that was in the Derby and he disappointed us a little bit at Lingfield, so maybe he's a horse that just likes a level track.
"We rode him forward enough in the Derby, too, and maybe if we'd taken our time with him that might have suited him better."
See the runners and riders for the 2018 St Leger at Doncaster.