Postponed wins epic King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot
• Luca Cumani-trained colt beats Eagle Top after sustained battle
• John Gosden withdrew Golden Horn after walking the rain-softened course
Postponed, left, beats Eagle Top in a thrilling renewal of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. Photograph: David Davies/PA
Courtesy Greg Wood at Ascot
Saturday 25 July 2015Dettori, who was due to ride Golden Horn, switched to Eagle Top when the Derby winner was scratched. Kirby, though, was at Newmarket on Saturday, having been replaced aboard Postponed by the colt’s owner, Sheikh Mohammed Obaid al-Maktoum. Instead, it was Andrea Atzeni, the Sheikh’s retained jockey last season, who stepped in for the winning ride and the most prestigious success of his career.The Luca Cumani trained POSTPONED broke through for a well deserved victory at the top level when winning the Group 1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot under jockey Andrea Atzeni.The son of DUBAWI was bought for 360,000 guineas by agents Charlie Gordon-Watson and John Warren on behalf of owner Mohammed Obaid at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, having been consigned to the sale by Highclere Stud.