THE STARTER REPORTED:
a) CHINA PEARL (M Byleveld) was reluctant to load. Trainer B J Crawford will be advised to have this filly reschooled before her next engagement in terms of Rule 61.6.10.
b) AMATORI (K Steyn) was reluctant to load and stubborn. Trainer M W Bass will be advised to have this filly reschooled before her next engagement in terms of Rule 61.6.10.
THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED: (TN)
a) Jockey A Domeyer (REBEL’S BURST) reported that he felt something amiss with this filly in running. The Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine the filly on her return to the unsaddling enclosure and submit a report.
b) ALPHA GIRL (K de Melo), AMATORI (K Steyn), LADY LILAC (*B May) and SYDNEY OPERA (AUS) (D Dillon) raced green.
c) CHINA PEARL (M Byleveld) was hanging in from the 300m.
d) LIVE LIFE (G van Niekerk), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Assistant Trainer Mrs C Robinson, acting on behalf of Trainer M W Bass, was advised. (CvA)