A NEW stallion starting his stud career at Derrinstown Stud this year is King Of Change, an outstanding miler who was rated 126, only 1lb below champions Too Darn Hot and Sottsass, by Timeform in their Racehorses of 2019.

King of Change was more consistent that either of those, as he was never out of the first two in both his seasons in training with Richard Hannon. He proved himself to be a really top-class performer with his victory in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot and his second place finish in the Group 1 2000 Guineas, retiring with the very substantial earnings of £766,138.