Richard Hannon is excited to see his 2000 Guineas runner-up King make his return out of a four-month absence in the Chasemore Farm Fortune Stakes at Sandown.
The Farhh colt has been a shot for its colts’ Classic of the season around the Rowley Mile, however outran his huge possibility to finish a clear second .
King hasn’t been seen in competitive action as but he is very likely to be a warm order to produce a successful comeback in this one-mile Listed contest.
“He’s in great shape and has had a great break since the Guineas. Hopefully he goes there with a good opportunity,” said the Herridge handler.
“I am sure he will come on for the run – he has been off the trail a very long time, so he is bound to want it somewhat.
“We’re happy with him and it’ll be good to get him going again.”
King Of Change is put to confront five rivals, with the field headed by Sir Michael Stoute recruit Last Winter.
The six-year-old was since January of last year, when he was beaten in Kenilworth in a Grade One off the track.
The Godolphin colors are taken Silver Line and by Charlie Appleby’s Wootton in Saeed bin Suroor’s lawn. The latter bolted up before finishing fifth in a competitive handicap at York.
“He’s been running well, but that seems a challenging race,” his coach confessed.
“He’s in good condition, is working well and I am pleased with him. I am hoping to get a fantastic run.
“Sometimes these Listed races can be a bit easier than the handicaps, but this one can be rough.”
The long-absent Prince Eiji and the Celebration Mile runner-up Turgenev of John Gosden of roger Varian will be another hopefuls.
The prospective celebrity attraction on the undercard in the Esher place is the Palace Pier that is Gosden-trained.
The Kingman colt might hardly have been more impressive on his debut over space and the length three months back and bids to take a punishment to success at the Max Patel Wealth Manager under Frankie Dettori.
Gosden said:”He has been fine and we planned to visit a beginner. It is the last day racing at Sandown and we decided to move again since he appreciated the track there last time.
“I’ve left him in the Dewhurst and he had been very impressive the other day, (but) you could suddenly see us sneaking over the Channel – unless they lock us out!”