THE STARTER REPORTED:
a) IN THE JUNGLE (S Cele), which was restless in the stalls, jumped awkwardly losing two lengths and thereafter was slow into stride.
b) CREAM SODA GREEN (M J Byleveld) jumped awkwardly inwards and made contact with MR LOVER BOY (H v d Hoven).
c) BON BON (R Fourie) was fractious in the stalls, taken out and reloaded delaying the loading procedure.
THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED: (CvA)
a) In view of the Starter’s report regarding BON BON, Trainer G S Kotzen will be advised that this filly’s starting stall certificate has been withdrawn in terms of Rule 61.6.10.
b) VOLATILE ENERGY (G van Niekerk) was hanging out throughout.
c) Leaving the 400m ONE DIRECTION (G Cheyne) commenced to hang in and shifted in to obtain a clear run.
d) At about the 250m MR LOVER BOY (H v d Hoven) shifted out and brushed the hindquarters of VOLATILE ENERGY (G van Niekerk), thereafter MR LOVER BOY (H v d Hoven) ducked in sharply away from the crop at the 100m.
e) MIDNIGHT VISION (A Domeyer), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Trainer S W Humby was advised. (SN)
f) ONE DIRECTION (G Cheyne), the third placed horse, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Trainer S J Snaith was advised. (TN)
JOCKEY AND/OR EQUIPMENT CHANGES:
a) IN THE JUNGLE (S Cele) raced without blinkers. (declared 10 January 2017 / 11h43)
RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER:
THE VETERINARY SURGEON REPORTED:
a) MOUNTAIN BOY (G Behr) returned making an abnormal respiratory noise.
THERE WERE NO SCRATCHINGS