|Marinaresco will look to give a fairy tale ending to the career of Mike Bass at the Vodacom Durban July 2016|
13) MARINARESCO - 14/1
Trainer: Mike Bass
Jockey: Grant van Niekerk
Owners: Messrs M W Bass, F Green, Bryn Ressel & N M Shirtliff
Age / Sex: 3yo / Gelding
Merit Rating: 101
Colours: White and blue halved horizontally, pink sleeves, blue cap
Vodacom Durban July Draw: 19
Weight Carrying: 55.5kg
Total Runs: 9
First Place: 3
Runs at Greyville: 0
Runs at 2200m Distance: 0
1st in the Winter Classic (1800m)
1st in the Winter Guineas (1600m)
3rd in the Cape Derby (2000m)
Mike Bass - Candice Robinson, speaking on behalf of her dad, was quietly confident about MARINARESCO. ”Unfortunately he is very badly drawn but apart from that he has a lot going for him. He had a lovely gallop on Thursday morning and his jockey, Grant van Niekerk is very happy with him. He has a lovely turn of foot and if he gets over his bad draw he can run a big race.”
Grant van Niekerk - “He is doing very well and I was pleased with his gallop. His draw is very bad but I will be hoping for a bit of luck in overcoming the draw. I will be hoping for a decent pace which will help me to get into the best position possible. He will be running on strongly and I must admit I am pretty confident.”
MAGIC TIPS (Winning Form) Comment:
Cape raider with excellent credentials but only runner without track experience, wide draw.
Yet another Cape raider in the line-up with solid credentials and this son of Silvano aims to give his veteran conditioner, Mike Bass, a fairytale end to his incredible training career. The expensive three-year old gelding wasn't far off the best of his generation during the Cape summer and he expectedly triumphed in the first two legs of the Winter Series. He has certainly improved with blinkers and although the trip should suit him perfectly, he has a tall order from a shocking draw and on his track debut. His gallop was good though.
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