Marinaresco won the 121th Durban July over 2 200m at Greyville Racecourse in Durban today.
Ridden by jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe, the four-year-old horse beat Al Sahem and Edict of Nantes. Marinaresco, who was runner-up last year, was trained by Candice Bass-Robinson.
This year was Bass-Robinson’s first year as a trainer, after she took over from her father, Mike Bass. The win makes Bass-Robinson the first female trainer to have won the Durban July.
In joint fourth place were Krambambuli and Nightingale.
“What a day. It’s a race that I wanted to win outright, said Fayd’Herbe.
“I’m glad we could have got it there. Thanks to all the family and everyone who supports me.”
2. Al Sahem
3. Edict of Nantes