THE STARTER REPORTED:
a) SOARING PAST (*B May) was slow into stride.
THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED: (TN)
a) Trainer J M T Stewart was charged with a contravention of Rule 8.3.1, in that he did not have the registered colours of the Owner available for MAMBO STAR. Mr J M T Stewart signed an admission of guilt and was fined R500.00.
b) MR PISCATO (G Cheyne) was hanging out in the latter stages. Jockey G Cheyne reported that he felt something amiss post race. The Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine the gelding on its return to the unsaddling enclosure and submit a report.
c) OMAHA TRIBE (M J Byleveld), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Assistant Trainer Miss A Alsop, acting on behalf of Trainer V H Marshall, was advised. (SN)
JOCKEY AND/OR EQUIPMENT CHANGES:
RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER:
a) ROYAL TRUMP (AUS) (G Behr) rode plus ½ kg (55,9kg).
b) SOARING PAST (*B May) claimed 2kg of his 2,5kg apprentice allowance (52,9kg).
THE VETERINARY SURGEON REPORTED:
a) MR PISCATO (G Cheyne) was inspected post race and no obvious abnormalities were detected.
a) DESERT WISDOM – injured in transit. Rule 53.5 applies.