With a rating of 127, Epsom Derby hero Adayar is now officially the highest-rated flat horse in Britain in the aftermath of his Ascot win on Saturday.
The Classic-winning colt, trained by Charlie Appleby, landed the seasonal feature on the Downs last month under Adam Kirby before taking a second Group 1 in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
In doing so, he became the first horse to land such a double since the late, great Galileo in 2001.
The son of Frankel is a general 5-1 shot to win the St Leger at Doncaster later this year, second-favourite behind stable-mate Hurricane Lane, whom he saw off in Surrey back in June.
And Godolphin’s retained rider William Buick could have a tough decision to make should the pair clash again in just under two months’ time.
He was full of praise for his mount in Berkshire on Saturday afternoon, who duly saw off Saudi Cup winner Mishriff and duel-Classic winning mare Love with relative ease.
He told Sky Sports Racing: “It was an amazing performance. He looked very good at Epsom and he’s confirmed that today against older horses.
“He’s a very big horse and when he was younger he didn’t know how to channel his power. Now he knows how powerful he is. He’s an amazing horse to ride.”