THE STARTER REPORTED :
a) DANCE OFF (G Wright), JUST A MOOVA (B Jacobson) and LUPO (*A Arries) lost one length.
b) NEW GOLDEN AGE (Wes Marwing) lost two lengths.
THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED (DA) :
a) SILVER SAILS (A Forbes), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Assistant Trainer J Buckler acting for Trainer C Scott advised. (SA)
b) DANCE OFF (G Wright), LUPO (*A Arries) and NEW GOLDEN AGE (Wes Marwing) raced green.
c) KINSHASA (K de Melo) faltered entering the straight resulting in SPECIAL SECRET (T Godden) being switched in to obtain a clear run. Thereafter KINSHASA (K de Melo) veered inwards sharply resulting in Jockey K de Melo being unseated from this gelding. KINSHASA (K de Melo) then struck the inside running rail and fell. As a result of this incident JUST A MOOVA (B Jacobson) and NEW GOLDEN AGE (Wes Marwing) were switched out.
d) Jockey B Jacobson the rider of JUST A MOOVA (18.75 lengths) reported this gelding took no interest in running.
e) Jockey B Lerena the rider of VALCAR (0.50 lengths) reported this colt not striding out freely in running.
f) The Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine JUST A MOOVA and VALCAR.
g) In view of the Veterinary Surgeon’s report regarding KINSHASA (Trainer M Roberts) this gelding is permanently suspended from racing.
JOCKEY AND/OR EQUIPMENT CHANGES :
a) DANCE OFF raced with a tongue tie (declared 04 January 2017 / 09:31).
b) Jockey K de Melo replaced Jockey A Fortune on KINSHASA (declared 09 January 2017 / 08:01).
c) Jockey T Godden replaced Jockey J Samuel on SPECIAL SECRET (declared 09 January 2017 / 09:48).
RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER :
THE VETERINARY SURGEON REPORTED :
a) KINSHASA : Suffered a severe bi-lateral epistaxis. Veered sharply inwards and made contact with the inside running rail at approximately the 400 metre mark and fell.
b) JUST A MOOVA : Not striding out right fore and coughing.
c) VALCAR : Nothing obvious detected.
THE MEDICAL OFFICER REPORTED :
a) Jockey K de Melo was examined after being unseated in running. Unable to continue riding. M.O. Dr Chetty. Rule 25.12 applies.
a) KASH IS KING (AUS) : Change of venue (Trainer – 09 January 2017 / 07:45).
b) HIVA-OA KOI : Change of venue (Trainer – 09 January 2017 / 07:18).
c) KILDONAN LAD : Change of venue (Trainer – 09 January 2017 / 07:07).
d) MUSIGNY : Change of venue (Trainer – 09 January 2017 / 07:16).
e) MAJIX : Eliminated (09 January 2017 / 08:37).
f) LORD HOGAN : Change of venue (Trainer – 09 January 2017 / 07:55).