Adayar poised for Gordon Richards return.
When Adayar returns to the bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown next month, he will begin to make up for lost time after having only two starts in 2022.
Adayar, trained by Charlie Appleby, became the first Derby winner in 20 years to win the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes after winning at Epsom in 2021.
His four-year-old season was delayed until Doncaster’s St Leger meeting, when he lost the Champion Stakes at Ascot to Bay Bridge by just half a length.
Appleby wants to give Frankel’s son more chances this season to win a Group One race over a mile and a quarter, starting with the Group Three Gordon Richards before Royal Ascot.
“The plan is to run Adayar in the Gordon Richards and then the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot, both over a mile and a quarter,” said the Moulton Paddocks handler.
“He will have a lot of summer targets, but winning a Group One over that trip will look good on his CV.”