THE STARTER REPORTED:
a) ADORADA (M J Byleveld) was fractious, threw her head back and sat on the back gate shortly before the start was effected, and was restrained by the Handler.
THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED: (TN)
a) Trainer H W Crawford was charged with a contravention of Rule 8.3.1, in that he failed to have the registered colours of the Owners available for CAN COPE. Trainer H W Crawford signed an admission of guilt and was fined R500.00.
b) The Board reviewed the start with regard to ADORADA (M J Byleveld) in stall gate 15 and after reviewing the patrol films was of the opinion that the filly had sat down shortly before the start was effected and was restrained by the Handler and therefore declared her to be a non-runner. The Stewards will advise Trainer V H Marshall to have the filly reschooled before her next engagement in terms of Rule 61.6.10.
c) LOUISIANA (C Orffer) was hanging out in the latter stages.
d) EPONA (G Cheyne), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Trainer J Ramsden was advised. (SN)
JOCKEY AND/OR EQUIPMENT CHANGES:
RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER:
a) JETANO (D Dillon) rode plus ½ kg (55,9kg).
b) IN LIMINE (H v d Hoven) rode plus ½ kg (52,9kg)
THE VETERINARY SURGEON HAD NO REPORTS
a) SILVAN STAR – swollen left hind leg. Rule 53.5 applies.