Home > Horse Racing > Derby and King George winner Adayar will now head straight to Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Derby and King George winner Adayar will now head straight to Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe


Derby and King George winner Adayar will head straight to the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe after ‘minor’ leg infection rules him out of Sunday’s Prix Niel

  • Adayar will miss Sunday’s Prix Niel at Longchamp due to ‘minor setback’ 
  • He will now go straight to the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on October 3
  • Trainer Charlie Appleby confirmed the change of plan on Tuesday 


Derby and King George winner Adayar will miss Sunday’s Prix Niel at Longchamp with a leg infection and go straight to the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on October 3.

Trainer Charlie Appleby confirmed the change of plan on Tuesday as he also revealed that Adayar’s stablemate and Irish Derby winner Hurricane Lane will join him in the Arc if all goes to plan for the Godolphin-owned colt in Saturday’s Cazoo St Leger at Doncaster.

Appleby, who described Adayar’s issue as a ‘minor setback’, added: ‘Adayar missed a couple of days and, after discussions, we felt there was no need to press on to a trial (for the Arc). So, the decision was made to head straight there.’

Adayar suffered a 'minor setback' which has ruled him out of Sunday's Prix Niel at Longchamp

Adayar suffered a ‘minor setback’ which has ruled him out of Sunday’s Prix Niel at Longchamp

Hurricane Lane is odds-on favourite for the final Classic of the season and must stay the mile-and-three-quarter trip he tries for the first time.

The St Leger meeting starts on Wednesday with four-time champion jump jockey Richard Johnson the headline act in the Leger Legends race for retired riders.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk