King Dashed out an authoritative winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot.
Runner-up to the reopposing Magna Grecia when a 66-1 shot to the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in early May, Richard Hannons charge had made just one aggressive appearance since – making a successful return from more than four weeks off the track at a timely occasion at Sandown.
Ridden by Sean Levey, before quickening smartly to catch the lead with over a furlong to run, the 12-1 chance travelled in midfield – and never looked in serious danger of being captured.
French raider The Revenant – bidding for a seventh consecutive triumph – did his very best to close the gap on, however King Of Change was ultimately on top and passed the place a length and a quarter to the good.
Safe Voyage ran a race to be best of the rest in third, ahead of this Veracious.
Magna Grecia and finished well beaten and the favourite Benbatl both toiled in the testing requirements.