Richard Hannon is excited to see that his 2000 Guineas runner-up King create his return out of a four-month lack from the Chasemore Farm Fortune Stakes at Sandown.
The Farhh colt has been a largely unconsidered 66-1 shot for its colts’ Classic of the season around the Rowley Mile, but outran his huge odds to finish a second behind the Aidan O’Brien-trained Magna Grecia.
King Of Change hasn’t been seen in activity as but he is likely to be a hot order to generate a successful comeback within this Listed contest.
“He’s in great form and has experienced a wonderful break since the Guineas. Hopefully he goes with a fantastic opportunity,” stated the Herridge handler.
“I’m sure he will come on for the run – he has been off the track a long time, so he is bound to want it a bit.
“We’re delighted with him and it’ll be good to get him going again.”
King is set to face five competitions, together with the area led by Sir Michael Stoute sponsor Winter.
The six-year-old has been since January of last year, when he had been beaten in Kenilworth in a Grade One off the track.
The Godolphin colours are taken Silver Line and by Charlie Appleby’s Wootton from Saeed bin Suroor’s yard. The latter bolted upon his very first start of 2019 at Nottingham in July a month, prior to finishing fifth at a handicap at York.
“He’s been running well, but this looks a difficult race,” his coach admitted.
“He’s in good condition, is functioning nicely and I am contented with him. I am hoping to get a good run.
“Occasionally these timely races could be somewhat easier than the handicaps, but that one could be rough.”
The Celebration Mile runner-up Turgenev of John Gosden and roger Varian’s long-absent Prince Eiji are the hopefuls.
The star attraction on the undercard in the Esher venue is the Palace Pier.
The Kingman colt could have been more impressive on his debut within distance and the span and bids to take a punishment to success in the Max Patel Wealth Manager under Frankie Dettori.
Gosden said:”He’s been nice and we intended to go to a novice. It is the day and as he appreciated the track there last time, we decided to move.
“I have left him in the Dewhurst and he had been very impressive the other day, (however ) you might suddenly see us slipping over the Channel – unless they lock us out!”