THE STARTER REPORTED:a) HEREFORD (S Khumalo) jumped awkwardly and was slow into stride.THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED: (TN) a) In view of the performances from KIRUMBO (C Orffer) (5.20 lengths) and HEREFORD (S Khumalo) (8.75 lengths), the Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine these geldings on their return to the unsaddling enclosure and submit a report.b) Jockey A Domeyer (OVAR) reported that he felt something amiss with this gelding in running. The Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine the gelding on its return to the unsaddling enclosure and submit a report.c) ZUD WES (G van Niekerk), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Trainer Mrs C Bass-Robinson was advised. (SN)JOCKEY AND/OR EQUIPMENT CHANGES:a) WESTERN STORM (H v d Hoven) raced fitted with blinkers. (declared 6 January 2017 / 07h34)RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER:a) NilTHE VETERINARY SURGEON REPORTED:a) OVAR (A Domeyer) was inspected post race and no obvious abnormalities were detected.b) KIRUMBO (C Orffer) returned coughing.c) HEREFORD (S Khumalo) was inspected post race and no obvious abnormalities were detected.SCRATCHED:a) AL WAHED – urticaria. Rule 53.5 applies.