Postponed edged out Eagle Top to help end Luca Cumani’s long wait for success in the famous King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes race at the weekend.
The 66-year-old Italian saw off competition from fellow Newmarket trainers John Gosden and David Simcock to scoop the £689,026 first place prize at Ascot on Saturday afternoon.
Cumani’s Postponed just finished ahead of Gosden’s Eagle Top by a nose in a thrilling finish, while Cumani’s Madame Chiang took fourth place.
The pre-race favourite Golden Horn, another of Gosden’s entrants, was one of three runners to be withdrawn before the race because of the soft ground.
In the cricket, Mildenhall slipped to third in the Two Counties Championship Division One table after their scheduled trip to Coggeshall was cancelled.
Elsewhere, an unbeaten knock of 92 from Jimmy Watson led Worlington to a comfortable nine wicket win over Maldon, while in Division Two Exning climbed out of the relegation zone after beating Sudbury II by nine wickets.
Lakenheath moved up to sixth with a 10 run victory away at promotion chasing Haverhill.
In the football, two goals from Alex Theobald helped Ely City beat Soham Town Rangers 2-1 in a pre-season friendly on Friday night.
Newmarket Town were also victorious in their latest pre-season outing, with goals from Joey Abbs, Will Lawton and Steve Holder helping them beat West Wratting 3-1.
Mildenhall Town’s scheduled trip to Haverhill Borough was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.