THE STARTER REPORTED:
a) MR MAXIMUS (*A Balloo) was slow losing one length and thereafter was slow into stride.
THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED: (CvA)
a) Jockey G Cheyne (OVER DRIVE) reported that he felt something amiss with the gelding in running and did not persevere with his riding from the 250m. The Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine the gelding on its return to the unsaddling enclosure and submit a report.
b) BOY SCOUT (A Domeyer) was hanging out in the latter stages.
c) MAXAMORE (G van Niekerk), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Assistant Trainer D Katz, acting on behalf of Trainer D R Hodgson, was advised. (TN)
d) STRIKEITLIKEAMATCH (H v d Hoven), the second placed horse, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Stable Employee W Misplon, acting on behalf of Trainer G R Puller, was advised. (NS)
JOCKEY AND/OR EQUIPMENT CHANGES:
RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER:
THE VETERINARY SURGEON REPORTED:
a) OVER DRIVE (G Cheyne) returned blowing.
b) BOY SCOUT (A Domeyer) returned not striding out.
THERE WERE NO SCRATCHINGS