THE STARTER REPORTED:
a) GADGET MAN (G Behr) which was restless in the stalls, jumped awkwardly outwards and made contact with JACK BLACK (L Africa).
THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED: (CvA)
a) The Off time was rescheduled due to the delay in Race 2.
b) IMPERIAL CAPTAIN (D Ashby) refused to parade and proceed to the start, dislodged the rider and was led to the start by a lead pony. Trainer Mrs C Bass-Robinson will be advised that should this gelding behave in a similar manner in its future engagement it may be suspended.
c) In view of the performance from PERGOLA (R Fourie) (6.85 lengths, betting 7/2), which was hanging out and tired quickly in the latter stages, the Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine the gelding on its return to the unsaddling enclosure and submit a report.
d) Jockey O Noach (BLACK PIMPINEL) 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.
e) GADGET MAN (G Behr) was hanging out from the 300m.
f) LOADSHEDDER (A Domeyer), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Trainer W A Nel was advised. (SN)
JOCKEY AND/OR EQUIPMENT CHANGES:
a) PERGOLA (R Fourie) raced fitted with a full set of alumites. (declared 11 January 2017 / 07h51)
RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER:
a) TRIPPLE EXPLOSION (J Jordaan) rode plus ½ kg (60,9kg).
THE VETERINARY SURGEON REPORTED:
a) PERGOLA (R Fourie) returned fatigued.
b) BLACK PIMPINEL (O Noach) returned coughing.
THERE WERE NO SCRATCHINGS