THE STARTER REPORTED :a) MR WINSOME (A Forbes) and GREAT RUMPUS (M van Rensburg) were both slow into stride.THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED (SA) :a) PURE VALOR (M Yeni) the winner, selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Trainer L Denysschen advised (RJ).b) ROYAL NAVY SHIP (USA) (*T Godden) over-raced in the early stages and as a result raced well clear of the field (9.30 lengths). The Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine this horse.c) Jockey A Marcus the rider of FRENCH REVOLUTION (NZ) (8.55 lengths) reported this gelding not striding out freely in running. The Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine this gelding.
JOCKEY AND/OR EQUIPMENT CHANGES :a) FRENCH REVOLUTION (NZ) raced fitted with blinkers (advised 08h03/28.12.2016).
RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER :a) Nil.
THE VETERINARY SURGEON REPORTED :a) FRENCH REVOLUTION (NZ) : Not striding out right fore.b) FRIKKIE : Girth rub right hand side.c) ROYAL NAVY SHIP (USA) : Not striding out right fore.
SCRATCHED :a) KILLER WOMAN (NZ) : Elevated temperature (Trainer – advised 07h35/1.1.2017). Rule 53.5 applies.b) MARK MY CARD : Not eating up (Trainer – advised 08h24/1.1.2017). Rule 53.5 applies. c) SILVER ROSE : Insufficient recovery time – raced 26.12.2016 (Trainer – 07h30/31.12.2016). Rule 53.5 applies.