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Defoe trained by Roger Varian and ridden by Andrea Atzeni got through on the inside splitting horses and fought off a game Kew Gardens under Ryan Moore. Kew Gardens, trained by Aidan O’ Brien made a big wide move coming out of the last bend and seemed on his way to a victory in the Grade 1 event. Atzeni found some room near the rail and was able to get Defoe through and to the lead. When Kew Gardens saw him he did go after him but the winner was too strong and was able to hold him off by a neck in an exciting stretch run.