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Talented King Of Comedy departs John Gosden to join Jessica Harrington

Talented four-year-old King Of Comedy will continue his racing career in Ireland after being transferred from trainer John Gosden to join Jessica Harrington's ever-growing Flat squad.

Last year's Juddmonte International Stakes fourth has not won since cruising to victory in the Listed Heron Stakes at Sandown in May 2019, but connections are hoping a change of location can help the Kingman colt, owned by Lady Bamford, rediscover his very best form.

"We thought a change to Irish racing might suit him. A change of scenery could be good for him," said a representative for the owner, whose classy Andre Fabre-trained three-year-old Tropbeau finished second to Earthlight at Longchamp on Sunday.

The 112-rated performer has had just two starts this season and finished second to Century Dream in the rescheduled Diomed Stakes at Newbury.

However, the three-time winner failed to fire when last seen in July, trailing the Sky Bet York Stakes field when racing alone on the stands' side.

"He's a horse with potential," said the representative. "We have no immediate plans for him, Jessica is just getting to know him for the time being."

Harrington enjoyed a fruitful Irish Champions Weekend, landing the Group 2 KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes with exciting prospect Cadillac before Cayenne Pepper returned to her best to take the Group 2 Moyglare 'Jewels' Blandford Stakes.

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