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.
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.