|Date: Saturday 11 October Venue: Ascot Racecourse|
|Occasions: 13:25-16:30 BST, Champion Stakes 15:50 Protection: Updates on BBC Radio 5 Dwell|
Derby and King George winner Adayar has been confirmed a runner in Saturday’s Champion Stakes in a lift for William Buick’s bid to be champion jockey.
Buick rode a double at Nottingham on Wednesday to depart him simply two wins behind title rival Oisin Murphy with three days left of the championship.
Victories on Zebelle and Raasel on Wednesday took him to 148 winners with Murphy, 26, on 150.
Buick, 33, will experience Adayar at Ascot as he seeks his first jockeys’ title.
Reigning champion Murphy had led by six after racing on Monday.
The pair will chase extra victories at Chelmsford on Thursday night, with the winner topped on British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday.
Adayar, whose rivals are set to incorporate final 12 months’s Champion Stakes winner Addeybb and King George runner-up Mishriff, can be among the many favourites regardless of stepping down in journey for the Champion Stakes.
The three-year-old was fourth within the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp earlier this month and impressed in a gallop on Thursday.
“It was a simple piece of labor to substantiate his well-being, and he did it so properly,” stated Godolphin coach Charlie Appleby.