Adayar shows ‘endless power’ to follow up Derby with King George victory

By: Greg Wood at Ascot Sunday 25 July 2021
  • William Buick mount comfortably beat second-placed Mishriff
  • Favourite Love could only finish back in third at Ascot

William Buick talked of Adayar’s “endless power” after Charlie Appleby’s colt became the first Derby winner for 20 years to follow up in the King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes here. Even from half a furlong away in the grandstand, it was possible for nearly 15,000 racegoers to sense what Buick was feeling through his reins.

Adayar hit the front at the top of the straight and once he had reached maximum speed there was never a moment when his stride threatened to shorten. Mishriff attempted to get alongside before Love, the 13-8 favourite, tried to summon a challenge to extend her winning streak in Group One contests to five.

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1.40 Kabrit
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2.50 Neville’s Cross
3.25 Pinnacle Peak
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