FIVE years ago Profitable won the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, and just under two hours later Ardad was successful when he landed the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes.

This year both horses are represented by their first runners, and both were making waves at Royal Ascot again, siring Group 2 winners from those initial crops. Darley’s Profitable stands at Kildangan Stud where he is completing his fourth season at €10,000, the first drop in price since he went to stud at €12,000. He has 130 two-year-olds to race for him.