The first horse to take out of British Champions Day is Kew Gardens who managed to snatch the Long Distance Cup Away from fan favourite Stradivarius in an amazing photo finish.
Aidan O'Brien's four year old gave punters one of the biggest shocks on what was a superb day of racing at Ascot but now we have to look to the future and where this son of Galileo will head to next year.
Kew Gardens looks next season to be targeting the Ascot Gold Cup in a rematch with John Gosden's five year old who will be going in search of a third consecutive Gold Cup at the royal meeting.
O'Brien's colt was a previous Group One winner over a marathon distance before entering Saturdays race, winning the St Leger in 2018.
He normally comes good around that time of year being patiently waited on throughout the season but this victory was a career best performer.
There is not many times that Stradivarius gets outstayed in a contest but Kew Gardens did and it sets up an exciting dual between the two stayers next season.