THE STARTER REPORTED:
a) CAPTAIN MARMALADE (R Fourie) was reluctant to load. Trainer S J Snaith will be advised to have this gelding reschooled before its next engagement in terms of Rule 61.6.10.
b) DARK CHESTNUT (A Domeyer), ICON KING (G Cheyne) and SILVER MASTER (X Carstens) were slow losing one length and thereafter were slow into stride.
c) DERRICKS FANCY (C du Plooy) jumped awkwardly losing two lengths and thereafter was slow into stride.
THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED: (CvA)
a) Jockey G Behr (TROJAN QUEST) reported that he felt something amiss with this gelding and did not persevere with his riding from the 400 m. The Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine the gelding on its return to the unsaddling enclosure and submit a report.
b) ICON KING (G Cheyne) was hanging out in the latter stages.
c) PARA HANDY (H v d Hoven), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Stable Employee W Misplon, acting on behalf of Trainer G R Puller, was advised. (SN)
JOCKEY AND/OR EQUIPMENT CHANGES:
a) Jockey A Domeyer rode DARK CHESTNUT. (declared 31 August 2016 / 09h04)
b) NORSE GOD (K Zechner) raced fitted with a tongue tie. (declared 30 August 2016 / 13h25)
RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER:
THE VETERINARY SURGEON REPORTED:
a) TROJAN QUEST (G Behr) returned blowing and was not striding out.
b) NORSE GOD (K Zechner) returned making an abnormal respiratory noise.
THERE WERE NO SCRATCHINGS