THE STARTER REPORTED:
a) ELUSIVE SINGER (J Jordaan) and RISKY RAMBO (L Africa) were slow into stride.
THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED: (CvA)
a) VARZEN (C du Plooy) raced green on the bend.
b) RISKY RAMBO (L Africa) was tightened for galloping room between BLAZING REBEL (G van Niekerk) and ZEB (M J Byleveld) in the concluding stages. A Member of the Stipendiary Board called for a race review and after reviewing the patrol films took no further action.
c) ZEB (M J Byleveld), which raced green, took an awkward stride approaching the 600m.
d) BLAZING REBEL (G van Niekerk), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Stable Employee Mrs P James, acting on behalf of Trainer J M T Stewart, was advised. (SN)
JOCKEY AND/OR EQUIPMENT CHANGES:
a) Jockey L Africa rode RISKY RAMBO. (declared 29 June 2016 / 06h22)
b) Jockey R Khathi rode SECRET IDEA. (declared 25 June 2016 / 18h17) This change was made in due time with Stewards’ permission and with the mutual consent of all the connections.
RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER:
a) ELUSIVE SINGER (J Jordaan) rode plus ½ kg (60,9kg).
THE VETERINARY SURGEON REPORTED:
a) BLAZING REBEL (G van Niekerk) returned cut on the left hind.
b) VARZEN (C du Plooy) returned making an abnormal respiratory noise.