THE STARTER REPORTED :a) STORM OUTGOING (A Fortune), WINE DARK SEA (*S Moodley), SATURNA (M Ntuli) and ROY’S HOLLYHOCK (AUS) (K de Melo) were slow into stride. THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED (TN) :a) MEDIA CIRCUS (B Lerena), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Assistant Trainer D Steyn acting for Trainer S Tarry advised. (SA)b) MEHMED (G Wright) and STORM OUTGOING (A Fortune) made contact shortly after the start which resulted in both these geldings becoming unbalanced. RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER :a) MEDIA CIRCUS raced equipped with blinkers (declared 06 January 2017 / 08:30). b) STORM OUTGOING raced without blinkers (declared 30 December 2016 / 10:35).c) WINE DARK SEA raced equipped with blinkers (declared 06 January 2017 / 08:16). d) Jockey Wes Marwing was the rider of FOUR STRIPES (declared 06 January 2017 / 08:29). THE VETERINARY SURGEON REPORTED :a) No report. SCRATCHED :a) TOWER : Bruised left fore (Trainer – 05 January 2017 / 15:58) Rule 53.5 applies. b) SUNSHINE CITY : Reserve runner. c) WARRIOR’S STONE : Reserve runner.