Trainer Richard Hannon is targeting the Fortune Stakes at Sandown with King Of Change. King Of Change was last seen when coming in second in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in May. Hannon says the three-year-old is ready to make a return after a mid-season break, and has set his sights on the mile Listed contest on September 18.
“I would say he will go to Sandown for the Fortune Stakes,” he said, as reported by Sky Sports. “He is fine, but he had a very hard race in the Guineas and we were keen on giving him an easy time thinking there would be a lot of fast ground in the summer.
“I think he would be better at this time of year with a bit of cut in the ground. He is a very talented horse and is working well. “I’d be hopeful he could come back and run well enough at Sandown to think about a QEII [Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot in October]. The owners are very keen on next year’s campaign and looking at one of the races in Dubai.”