King of Change to Skip Royal Ascot

Richard Hannon | Racing Post

Ali Abdulla Saeed's G1SW King of Change (GB) (Farhh {GB}) will bypass the June 16 G1 Queen Anne S. at Royal Ascot, Racing Post reported. A winner of the G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. at that track in Octber, the 4-year-old was also second in the 2019 G1 English 2000 Guineas.

“He's quite a heavy colt who showed when winning the QEII last season that he loves some cut, so rather than campaign him on fast going through the summer, we've decided we'll save him for some big targets later in the year,” trainer Richard Hannon told Racing Post. “There are a lot of big prizes for him at that time of the season and it was always a big part of the plan, so we're happy to wait. There's the Prix du Moulin for him and on Champions Day he could go for the QEII again or the G1 Champion S., when he'd be more likely to get his ground.”

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