THE STARTER REPORTED:
a) COME ON SONNY (G van Niekerk), MERCURY FIRE (X Carstens) and BOLD MAN (G Behr) were slow losing one length.
THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED: (TN)
a) In view of the performance from COME ON SONNY (G van Niekerk) (14.75 lengths, betting 11/2), the Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine the colt on its return to the unsaddling enclosure and submit a report.
b) TEMPERANCE (M J Byleveld), which pulled hard in the early stages, shifted both ways away from the crop in the straight.
c) At about the 800m BOLD MAN (G Behr) became tightened for galloping room and was forced to ease when racing on the inside of FLYING GITANO (S Cele), which raced green and rolled in.
d) THE GREAT ONE (NZ) (C Orffer), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Assistant Trainer B Donnelly, acting on behalf of Trainer B Crawford, was advised. (SN)
JOCKEY AND/OR EQUIPMENT CHANGES:
a) Jockey C du Plooy rode DERRICKS FANCY. (declared 16 September 2016 / 14h52)
RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER:
THE VETERINARY SURGEON REPORTED:
a) COME ON SONNY (G van Niekerk) was inspected post race and no obvious abnormalities were detected.
a) CASINO KING (AUS) – coughing. Rule 53.5 applies.
b) BOLD WINTER DREAM – reserve runner.