THE STARTER REPORTED :
a) FASHION FUSION (K de Melo) lost one length.
THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED (DA):
a) LA GITANO (M Ntuli), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Trainer A Rivalland advised. (TN)
b) PAIX EMBLEME (M V’Rensburg) and ACADEMY PRINCESS (*A Arries) became cramped shortly after the start resulting in ACADEMY PRINCESS (*A Arries) having to be eased losing position.
c) Near the 900 metre mark LA GITANO (M Ntuli) shifted in slightly resulting in DARK ROSE (M Winnaar), MAMSELLE AL (*L Tarentaal) and SEA FAN (*D Schwarz) becoming cramped for a short distance.
d) Approaching the 300 metre mark LAVENDER BANK (A Fortune) shifted out slightly resulting in JAZZ BAR (G Wright) having to be steadied for a number of strides.
e) A race review was called by a Stipendiary Steward, followed by an Objection being lodged by Jockey G Wright the rider of the fifth placed horse, JAZZ BAR against the fourth placed horse LAVENDER BANK (A Fortune) as a result of the above incident. After viewing the patrol videos from the various angles, hearing the evidence and considering the distance of a diminishing neck between these two horses at the finish, the Board was of the opinion that but for the interference JAZZ BAR (G Wright) would have beaten LAVENDER BANK (A Fortune) and therefore upheld the Objection. The Judge’s result was amended and the deposit refunded.
f) Jockey K de Melo the rider of FASHION FUSION (3.35 lengths) reported this mare not striding out freely in running. The Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine this mare.
g) LAVENDER BANK (A Fortune) returned post race having cast the right fore shoe.
JOCKEY AND/OR EQUIPMENT CHANGES :
a) LAVENDER BANK raced equipped with blinkers (declared 05 January 2017 / 10:10).
b) THALER POINT raced equipped with blinkers (declared 06 January 2017 / 08:16).
c) JAZZ BAR raced with a tongue tie (declared 04 January 2017 / 09:31).
d) Jockey M Winnaar was the rider of DARK ROSE. Reserve runner (declared 06 January 2017 / 10:23).
e) Apprentice A Arries (claiming 4kg) was the rider of ACADEMY PRINCESS. Reserve runner (declared 06 January 2017 / 08:21).
RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER :
THE VETERINARY SURGEON REPORTED :
a) FASHION FUSION : Nothing obvious detected.
b) SEA FAN : Coughing.
a) GOOGLE ME : Deceased (Trainer – 03 January 2017 / 08:50).
b) QUEEN’S CREST : Elevated temperature (Trainer – 06 January 2017 / 08:25) Rule 53.5 applies.
c) QARMAN : Reserve runner.