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Andrea Atzeni, his regular rider, has acclaimed him as the “best mile and a half horse in Europe” after an explosive start to his 2016 campaign.
The son of Dubawi impressed on his first start for Roger Varian, having been switched from the yard of Luca Cumani, when winning the Dubai City Of Gold by three lengths at Meydan in March. He followed that, three weeks later, with a smooth success in the Dubai Sheema Classic on World Cup night.
Next stop was Epsom and the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Cup at Epsom. Postponed was exceptional, winning by four and a half lengths despite facing four Group 1 rivals.
He had to miss the QIPCO-sponsored King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot because of a respiratory infection but bounced back from that to land the Juddmonte International Stakes at York.
He was sent off favourite for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe but as not at his best, finishing a one-paced fifth to Found.
Postponed had landed his first success at the highest level in the King George at Ascot in 2015.
The race panned out perfectly for him and although he looked likely to be headed inside the final furlong, he dug deep to fight back under Atzeni and get the verdict by a nose from Eagle Top.
He followed that with victory in the Qatar Prix Foy at Longchamp and a tilt at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe was on the cards.
However, a return trip to Longchamp was ruled out after his owner switched the 2014 Great Voltigeur winner from the yard of Cumani to Varian.
Postponed began his 2017 campaign with successive defeats in Dubai. He ran well on both occasions but not with the same brilliance of 12 months earlier in the same races.
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