WALTER Swinburn’s Legendary attended the pace in the $200,000 Grade 3 Knickerbocker Stakes and kicked clear to hold off 2/1 favourite Up With The Birds last Saturday at Belmont Park, collecting his first graded stakes score.

It was also the first graded win for fellow Englishman and Fair Hill-based conditioner Niall Saville, a former jumps jockey who began training on his own in America, in 2008.