Royal Ascot: Adayar ruled out of Prince of Wales Stakes race as Charlie Appleby gives Derby hero more time to recover | Race News

Adayar has been kicked out of the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Last year’s Derby and King George hero was due to bow out in the Coronation Cup at Epsom next week but a minor setback put those plans on hold.

Attention has instead turned to the royal reunion, but Charlie Appleby-trained colt Frankel won’t be ready in time.

“The Moulton Paddocks team have decided to bypass Royal Ascot with Adayar,” Appleby said in a tweet from the Godolphin account.

“It’s to give him more time to get back to full fitness after the minor setback that saw him slip out of the Coronation Cup.”

Nations Pride confirmed for Cazoo Derby in Epsom

Nations Pride will join stable mates Nahanni and Walk Of Stars in Cazoo Derby line-up

Appleby confirmed on Friday that Nations Pride would be completed for the Cazoo Derby at Epsom next Saturday at a price of £75,000.

The team already had two suitors for this year’s renewal in first Classic in Blue Riband Trial winner Nahanni and Lingfield Derby Trial runner-up Walk Of Stars.

But after giving this pair an Epsom experience at Cazoo Gallops Morning on Monday, Appleby revealed Nations Pride could be added to the pitch pending crucial midweek training.

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Charlie Appleby’s Derby contenders Nahanni and Walk Of Stars impressed as they drove away from Manobo’s Coronation Cup entry at the Cazoo Derby Gallops Morning on Monday.

Colt Teofilo has won four of his five starts so far and Appleby confirmed on Friday morning that he will be completed on Monday morning at a cost of £75,000.

“He worked on Wednesday with a reliable and very capable lead horse and he looked very good. Above all, he has done well since. I have been delighted with him from the gallop,” said Appleby.

“He has the right profile for Epsom. He has five points to his name, having won the Jumeirah Derby and then won the Newmarket Stakes, where William (Buick) was very happy with the way he crossed the line, which we gave as a good hint as all that the mile and a half pass is going to suit him.

“Therefore, we believe it is worth completing on Monday morning.”

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