THE STARTER REPORTED:
a) ANGEL OF ATHENS (K Zechner) was restless in the stalls, reared. Trainer G S Kotzen will be advised to have this filly reschooled before her next engagement in terms of Rule 8.3.1.
b) SO ENCHANTING (H v d Hoven) jumped awkwardly losing one length and thereafter was slow into stride.
c) SILKEN SUMMER (R Fourie) jumped awkwardly outwards and made contact with CAIPOEIRA (J Jordaan), which was restless in the stalls, slow losing one length and thereafter was slow into stride.
THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED: (CvA)
a) HITHER GREEN (D Ashby) and DANCE AT DAWN (D Dillon) over raced in the early stages.
b) At the 50m CALL ME DARLING (G Behr), SILKEN SUMMER (R Fourie) and ANGEL OF ATHENS (K Zechner) steadied for a number of strides when HITHER GREEN (D Ashby) rolled in slightly.
c) KONKOLA (S Khumalo), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Assistant Trainer R C Snaith, acting on behalf of Trainer S J Snaith, was advised. (SN)
JOCKEY AND/OR EQUIPMENT CHANGES:
a) Jockey R Fourie rode SILKEN SUMMER. (declared 24 October 2016 / 07h42)
b) Jockey M J Byleveld rode VASCO’S VISION. (declared 26 October 2016 / 11h50)
RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER:
THE VETERINARY SURGEON HAD NO REPORTS
a) AFRICAN SUNSET – foot sore. Rule 53.5 applies.