Branca had initially denied attacking Colombi but, according to the Capannelle stewards’ report, the G1-winning rider said “he hit Colombi with a punch in the face”.
Kobayashi said he had many messages from friends both surprised and delighted by his first Group victory in the historic European Classic with Tokyo Gold.
Mendizabal enhanced his reputation as a super-sub when stepping in for the suspended Pierre-Charles Boudot on St Mark’s Basilica.
Frankie Dettori will claim his third win in Italy’s senior Classic if disqualification of ‘winner’ Tuscan Gaze is confirmed.
Mickaelle Michel has reached another milestone in her flourishing career by riding her first ever Group winner.