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The St James’s Palace Stakes was no laughing matter for those who backed King Of Comedy.
Sent off a well-backed 4/1 chance, he got a little squeezed at the start and was obliged to race in rear. Then, at the business end of the race he was switched left for a clear run and challenged widest of all.
He was gaining all the way but the line came a bit too soon and he was beaten a neck by Circus Maximus.
John Gosden, his trainer, was also responsible for the third home in Too Darn Hot.
“One ran out of track and the other found that it was a little too stiff a mile.
“King Of Comedy just ran out of track and he ran a blinder. He needed another 25 yards. He is a horse that in the end will go a mile and a quarter.
“Adam (Kirby) said it was a pity he had to come around and through them.”
King Of Comedy was having only his fifth run, having won the Listed Heron Stakes at Sandown on his previous start after. A softly-softly approach.
If the Kingman colt continues to progress he should have the last laugh in a QIPCO British Champions Series race before the year is out.
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