Adayar in the aftermath if his brilliant King George win
Adayar in the aftermath if his brilliant King George win

Adayar tops Timeform ratings following King George victory at Ascot

Derby winner Adayar is now Timeform's highest-rated three-year-old after putting up a sparkling performance to win Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Adayar, who was the first colt to complete the double since Galileo achieved the feat 20 years ago, earned a Timeform rating of 131 for his length-and-three-quarter defeat of Mishriff (129).

That places him 1lb ahead of St Mark's Basilica (130p), who also beat Mishriff - albeit an undercooked version - in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown earlier in the month.

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Adayar and Mishriff are now behind only Palace Pier (132) on Timeform's global rankings.

A Timeform rating of 130 is the benchmark for a top-class racehorse and Adayar is the first Derby winner to hit that figure since Golden Horn (134) was on the scene in 2015.

Adayar, like Irish Derby winner Hurricane Lane, is owned by Godolphin and trained by Charlie Appleby. The only horses trained by Appleby to have achieved a higher rating are 2019 champion juvenile Pinatubo (134) and Ghaiyyath (133), who was crowned Horse of The Year last season.

The highest-rated horse to carry Godolphin's famous royal blue silks was Dubai Millennium, whose rating of 140 marks him down as one of the best dozen horses in Timeform's history.

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