THE STARTER REPORTED:
a) FERRERO ROCHA (AUS) (G Cheyne), BRIDAL PARTY (G van Niekerk) and ELEGANCIA (M J Byleveld) jumped awkwardly losing one length and thereafter were slow into stride.
THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED: (CvA)
a) Jockey A Domeyer (RUNAWAY REBEL) and Jockey G Behr (RUNNING BEAR) reported that their fillies changed stride continually in running. The Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine these fillies on their return to the unsaddling enclosure and submit a report.
b) STOPTHINKINGOFME (S Cele), 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)
c) FERRERO ROCHA (AUS) (G Cheyne), the second placed horse, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Assistant Trainer Mrs M Arnold, who acted on behalf of Trainer Mrs C Bass-Robinson, was advised. (SN)
JOCKEY AND/OR EQUIPMENT CHANGES:
RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER:
THE VETERINARY SURGEON REPORTED:
a) RUNAWAY REBEL (A Domeyer) returned striding short.
b) RUNNING BEAR (G Behr) was inspected post race and no obvious abnormalities were detected.
c) SECOND NATURE (R Fourie) returned not striding out behind.
d) NATIONAL RANSOM (*C Bantam) returned cut on the left hind.
a) MOMENT TO SHINE – lame on the left fore. Rule 53.5 applies.