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July 6, 2018 - Sandown Park, Race 4, Alw, GBP £10,000, 7.0F

King of Comedy (Ire), C, 2, 2016 by Kingman (GB)

1st Dam: Stage Presence (Ire), by Selkirk
2nd Dam: Park Charger (GB), by Tirol (Ire)
3rd Dam: Haitienne (Fr), by Green Dancer

Owner: Lady Bamford
Breeder: Lady Bamford (Ire)
Trainer: John Gosden

King of Comedy dwelt slightly at the break, but recovered to track the leaders in fourth after the initial exchanges of this first go. Green when asked to go about business with 2 1/2 furlongs remaining, the 2-1 favourite quickened smartly for one flick of Adam Kirby’s persuader to lead approaching the final eighth and lengthened in good style up the hill to easily account for Persian Moon (Ire) (Makfi {GB}) by 2 1/2 lengths. “We were hoping for a good run beforehand and are thrilled with that performance,” said assistant trainer Thaddeus Gosden. “Like his sire, this fellow is pretty chilled at home, he’d hopefully stay a mile and might step up in trip next time.” The homebred bay is the latest foal and sixth scorer produced by Stage Presence (Ire) (Selkirk) and he is a half-brother to G1 Prix de Diane heroine Star of Seville (Duke of Marmalade {Ire}) and G3 Sweet Solera S. victress and G1 Fillies’ Mile third English Ballet (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}). Stage Presence is herself a half-sister to three stakes performers headed by G3 Ballycorus S. winner Rum Charger (Ire) (Spectrum {Ire}), who in turn is the dam of four-time Grade I winner Winchester (Theatrical {Ire}). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, £6,469.

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