Citrusdal and Emerald Floe fought out the finish of the 1100m Hachiman Sprint at Borrowdale Park on Sunday, with Citrusdal gaining the upper hand by a quarter of a length.
Varnica and Mind Master also finished in the money.
This was the Duke Of Marmalade gelding’s sixth victory, but most of his successes have been achieved over more ground. Keanen Steyn was in the irons, and Citrusdal is trained by Bridget Stidolph, and was bred by Drakenstein Stud. The five-year-old is owned by Messrs R S Dyer, S N Buchan, N Evans, M K Chant, G de Jong, A Dixon, R Morgan, R Sherwood & Bryn Ressell.
Earlier in the afternoon the Stidolph yard also scored with Peacable (Steyn), Wantage (Penny) and Ultra Edge (Penny). So, despite the heavy going, it was quite a good day at the office.
Photograph by Zimbabwe Equine News.