KING Of Change improved on the third-place finish of his half-brother Century Dream (Cape Cross) in the same race last year when he landed the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot at the weekend. They are two of the first three foals, all winners, from the winning Echo Of Light (Dubai Millennium) mare Salacia.

King Of Change, a listed winner at Sandown earlier this year and runner-up in the Group 1 2000 Guineas, was bred by Rabbah Bloodstock and he is the first Group 1 winner for his Darley sire Farhh (Pivotal), winner himself of the QIPCO Champion Stakes at the same meeting six years ago. Also successful in the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes, Farhh’s first crop, now aged four, includes the Group 2 winners Nocturnal Fox and Move Swiftly, and the Group 1 Derby runner-up Dee Ex Bee.