THE STARTER REPORTED:
a) IN TANDEM (G van Niekerk) reared in the stalls and was fractious. IN TANDEM (G van Niekerk) was taken out, examined by the Veterinary Surgeon and was reloaded after the saddle on IN TANDEM had been refitted causing a delay.
b) READY SET GO (A Domeyer) jumped awkwardly losing one length and thereafter was slow into stride.
c) GYPSY BEAUTY (O Noach) and DANCE AT DAWN (D Dillon) were slow into stride.
THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED: (TN)
a) In view of the Starter’s report concerning IN TANDEM, Trainer D Hodgson will be advised that this filly’s starting stall certificate has been withdrawn in terms of Rule 61.6.10.
b) In view of the performance from IN TANDEM (G van Niekerk) (19.60 lengths, betting 11/2), the Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine the filly on her return to the unsaddling enclosure and submit a report.
c) JUNTA (G Cheyne) raced green, shifted out and was immediately straightened in the concluding stages.
d) Jockey A Domeyer, the rider of READY SET GO, was charged with a contravention of Rule 61.5.17 in that he committed a misdemeanor / misbehaved at the start whilst riding READY SET GO. Jockey A Domeyer signed an admission of guilt and was fined R500.00.
e) READY SET GO (A Domeyer), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Trainer W A Nel was advised. (SN)
f) GOLDEN WINE (R Fourie), the third placed horse, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Trainer G S Kotzen was advised. (CvA)
JOCKEY AND/OR EQUIPMENT CHANGES:
RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER:
THE VETERINARY SURGEON REPORTED:
a) IN TANDEM (G van Niekerk) returned not striding out both fore.
THERE WERE NO SCRATCHINGS