Polished Postponed shines in Juddmonte International

 By Alex Wiltshire 3:45PM 17 AUG 2016 

Report: York Wednesday

Juddmonte International Stakes (Group 1), 1m 2 1/2f, 3yo+

POSTPONED’S glistening record was given further sparkle as he quashed concerns over the shorter trip to land the Juddmonte International Stakes as the 15-8 favourite for trainer Roger Varian and rider Andrea Atzeni.

Victory added a fourth Group 1 win to his CV and underlined his credentials as the number one middle-distance performer in training.

Varian’s game plan was conducted to perfection, as pacemaker King Bolete set a strong pace with Postponed settled in third behind King George winner Highland Reel.

After asserting himself approaching the final furlongs the five-year-old hung towards the nearside rail, however, he was able to hold off the valiant effort of King George hero Highland Reel, with Mutakayyef looking slightly unfortunate in third, having had to be checked when the winner hung to the rail.

More to follow . . .

Horse Racing News | Racing Post

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.