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 . . .