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Nirvan Nastili in the winner’s enclosure after his first career victory (Picture: Candiese Lenferna)


Apprentice Nirvan Nastili rode his first winner today (Wednesday). He brought home the Gareth van Zyl-trained Iron Bark (Flower Alley) who recorded his fourth successive victory over the Hollywoodbets Greyville poly 1000m course and distance. It was the ninth ride of Nirvan’s career.

Gavin Lerena rode a double for Kumaran Naidoo on the day, while the Andre Nel satellite yard also scored a double.

Lerena goes to 26 wins for the season scored at a strike rate of 20%.

Naidoo is on five wins at 8.93%.

Nel is on seven wins at 14%.

The double was the Nel yard’s first two wins in KZN this season.