THE STARTER REPORTED:
a) LANCER (L Africa) stood losing many lengths. Trainer D Kannemeyer will be advised that this colt’s starting stall certificate has been withdrawn in terms of Rule 61.6.10.
b) BORN ON A BLUE DAY (S Veale) jumped awkwardly losing two lengths and thereafter was slow into stride.
c) JUDDERNAUT (R Fourie) was restless in the stalls. Trainer G S Kotzen will be advised to have this colt reschooled before its next engagement in terms of Rule 61.6.10.
THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED: (TN)
a) The start was reviewed with regard to LANCER (L Africa) in stall gate 9, which was reluctant to jump when the start was effected losing many lengths. After reviewing the patrol films the Board established that the colt had not been impeded and was declared to be a runner. The Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine LANCER (L Africa) (25.40 lengths) on its return to the unsaddling enclosure and submit a report.
b) Jockey D Ashby (DEBT SETTLED) appeared before the Board with regard to this riding in the latter stages. He explained to the Board that the gelding had raced awkwardly and had hung out badly throughout. When he had attempted to straighten DEBT SETTLED, the gelding changed legs, shifted in sharply at about the 150m and thereafter was difficult to assist to the finish. The Board was satisfied with his explanation.
c) BLACK PARROT (P Strydom), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Trainer S J Snaith was advised. (SN)
JOCKEY AND/OR EQUIPMENT CHANGES:
a) FINN’S REBEL (C Orffer) raced fitted with a tongue tie. (declared 28 November 2016 / 10h19)
RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER:
a) Jockey L Africa rode LANCER.
THE VETERINARY SURGEON REPORTED:
a) LANCER (L Africa) was inspected post race and no obvious abnormalities were detected.
b) BORN ON A BLUE DAY (S Veale) returned making an abnormal respiratory noise.
THERE WERE NO SCRATCHINGS