Amazing Adayar shows Relentless Power to win the King George
24 Jul 2021
Adayar travelled sweetly throughout, made a deadly move approaching the home turn before pulling clear of a quality field
Adayar made his own slice of history as he became the first Derby winner since Galileo to follow up in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QICPO Stakes.
The son of Frankel put in a superb performance under William Buick to fend off a classy field; with both Mishriff and Love chasing him home.
Hitting the front early on in the home straight the Cazoo Derby winner was immediately challenged by older rival Mishriff. There was a brief tussle for the lead before the relentless Adayar pulled clear. The godolphin colt eventually prevailed by a length-and-three-quarters.
William Buick commented immediately after the race “I’m speechless to be honest. He gives you the feel of endless power and it’s a privilege to ride a horse like this because they don’t come around very often.
“Charlie (Appleby) wasn’t worried about the ground and good horses can adapt and that’s exactly what this horse did. It was a very simple race to ride once he dropped his head. When I picked him up he was instant and relentless until the line.”