THE STARTER REPORTED:
a) TWILIGHT TRIP (G van Niekerk) jumped awkwardly losing one length and thereafter was slow into stride.
THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED: (TN)
a) Jockey X Carstens (QUARLLO) reported that this gelding did not stride out freely in running. The Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine the gelding on its return to the unsaddling enclosure and submit a report.
b) At about the 350m BOBBY DAZZLER (G Cheyne) was held up for a number of strides. Thereafter BOBBY DAZZLER (G Cheyne), which raced green, switched in at about the 100m, shifted in sharply away from the crop, and had to be straightened.
c) At about the 250m GSTAAD (R Fourie) brushed TWILIGHT TRIP (G van Niekerk).
d) KAMPALA CAMPARI (A Domeyer), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Trainer W A Nel was advised. (SN)
JOCKEY AND/OR EQUIPMENT CHANGES:
a) ELUSIVE FREEDOM (D Ashby) raced fitted with a tongue tie. (declared 31 December 2016 / 08h20)
RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER:
THE VETERINARY SURGEON REPORTED:
a) QUARLLO (X Carstens) was inspected post race and no obvious abnormalities were detected.
b) ELUSIVE FREEDOM (D Ashby) returned making an abnormal respiratory noise.
a) WAITINGFORTONIGHT – infected left fore joint. Rule 53.5 applies.