Adayar Back In Style In The Gordon Richards

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Waylaid for much of last year, Adayar (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) showed he is in a good place this Spring with a smooth winning return in the rescheduled G3 Gordon Richards S. very much a marker of his current wellbeing. Travelling strongly but always under William Buick's control tracking stablemate Highland Avenue (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) in the early stages of the 10-furlong staging post moved to Newmarket from Sandown, the 2021 Derby and King George hero moved to the front passing two out and forged ahead to score by 2 1/2 lengths from the penalised Anmaat (Ire) (Awtaad {Ire}) who ousted Highland Avenue late by half a length.

“He'd been settled at home and they've done a great job with him over the winter,” Buick said of the 5-6 favourite. “He was perfect there and this is a lovely stepping stone race. The ground is hard work and tacky and you need to stay on it.” Charlie Appleby added, “You always like to see those good horses win with authority and William said he got tired in that ground so there is a nice bit of progression to come. I would imagine now it will be the Prince of Wales's, as Hurricane Lane is going to the Coronation Cup now he is back on track. It was always the aim in the first half of the year to go for a group 1 over a mile and a quarter with Adayar.”


Pedigree Notes
Adayar's dam, the G3 Prix de la Grotte winner and G1 Irish 1000 Guineas runner-up Anna Salai (Dubawi {Ire}), is also responsible for the stable's dual winner Military Order (Ire) by Frankel who currently sits near the top of the Derby market. The second dam is the G3 Prix d'Aumale winner Anna Palariva (Ire) (Caerleon), who produced three other black-type performers and also the dam of the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere-winning sire National Defense (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}).

Anna Palariva is the leading performer for the G3 Park Hill S. winner Anna Of Saxony (GB) (Ela-Mana-Mou {Ire}), whose descendants include the GI Flower Bowl Invitational heroine Ave (GB) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) and the G2 Diana-Trial heroine Amazing Grace (Ger) (Protectionist {Ger}). They descend from the G2 Preis der Diana-winning champion and blue hen Anna Paola (Ger) (Prince Ippi {Ger}), also the ancestress of the sires Epaulette (Aus) and Helmet (Aus). Anna Salai's 2-year-old filly is by Exceed And Excel (Aus).

Sunday, Newmarket, Britain
BET365 GORDON RICHARDS S.-G3, £45,000, Newmarket, 5-7, 4yo/up, 10fT, 2:05.37, sf.
1–ADAYAR (IRE), 128, h, 5, by Frankel (GB)
     1st Dam: Anna Salai (GSW-Fr, G1SP-Ire, SP-Eng, $158,818), by Dubawi (Ire)
     2nd Dam: Anna Palariva (Ire), by Caerleon
     3rd Dam: Anna Of Saxony (GB), by Ela-Mana-Mou (Ire)
O/B-Godolphin (IRE); T-Charlie Appleby; J-William Buick. £26,640. Lifetime Record: MG1SW-Eng, 11-5-3-0, $2,381,321. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or click for the free catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Anmaat (Ire), 133, g, 5, Awtaad (Ire)–African Moonlight (UAE), by Halling. (140,000gns Wlg '18 TATFOA). O-Shadwell Estate Company Ltd; B-Ringfort Stud (IRE); T-Owen Burrows. £10,076.
3–Highland Avenue (Ire), 128, g, 5, Dubawi (Ire)–Lumiere (GB), by Shamardal.
1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. O/B-Godolphin (IRE); T-Charlie Appleby. £5,036.
Margins: 2HF, HF, 11. Odds: 0.83, 2.25, 11.00.
Also Ran: Regal Reality (GB), Migration (Ire). Scratched: Francesco Clemente (Ire).

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