THE STARTER REPORTED:
a) TELAMON (O Noach) jumped awkwardly outwards and bumped CORTADA (M J Byleveld), which resulted in CORTADA (M J Byleveld) making contact with LOADSHEDDER (A Domeyer), which jumped awkwardly losing one length and thereafter was slow into stride.
b) AIM FOR GLORY (D Ashby) reared in the stalls.
THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED: (NS)
a) Trainer G S Kotzen was charged with a contravention of Rule 10.5.6.1 in that he failed to notify the local office of the National Horseracing Authority within seven (7) days that RULE THE WORLD had been gelded. Assistant Trainer Miss J Newlands, acting on behalf of Trainer G S Kotzen, signed an admission of guilt and Trainer G S Kotzen was fined R500.00.
b) CHOIR OF ANGELS (C du Plooy) and LOADSHEDDER (A Domeyer) raced green.
c) COSTLY AFFAIR (*B May) and FINN’S REBEL (R Fourie) brushed at the 250m.
d) CORTADA (M J Byleveld), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Trainer V H Marshall was advised. (SN)
e) PURPLE ROCK (A Fortune), the second placed horse, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Trainer D R Hodgson was advised. (SN)
JOCKEY AND/OR EQUIPMENT CHANGES:
RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER:
a) RULE THE WORLD (G Cheyne) is a gelding. (gelded 17 August 2015) (Advised NHA 7 October 2016)
THE VETERINARY SURGEON HAD NO REPORTS
a) SILVER RIDGE – coughing. Rule 53.5 applies.