Adayar represents high flying Group 1 specialists Charlie Appleby and William Buick in the feature race of the day, and their 3yo colt was off the mark at the 2nd time of asking with a dominant 9 length victory upon soft ground at Nottingham (8.5f).
He was subsequently saved for this season and made his return in the Group Three Classic Trial at Sandown in April and finished a staying on second behind a nice type for William Haggas.
He was then stepped up in trip for the Listed Derby Trial (11.5f) at Lingfield and finished a fair second behind Third Realm who was better on the day.
With his form falling short this year, he was overlooked to begin with for the Epsom Derby (12f) but the closer the race came the more that punters latched onto him and in the end he went on to win easily by close to five lengths under a superb ride by Adam Kirby, beating the likes of Mojo Star and Hurricane Lane.
From there it was all systems go to the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes where he managed to see of the smart Mishriff and Love to take that Group One.
He sets some of the best form standards over 1m4f this season and the market seems to like him.