WHAT a way to bring up your 14th individual Group 1 winner than to sire your first Epsom Derby winner. From his fifth crop of racing age, Banstead Manor Stud’s brilliant Frankel got a coveted winner of this most iconic of races, and for good measure also sired the third-placed Hurricane Lane.

A maiden winner over an extended mile as a two-year-old at Nottingham, Adayar finished runner-up on both of his starts this year prior to tackling the notorious Epsom gradients in search of a first stakes win. Furthermore, he won the race with complete authority.