THE STARTER REPORTED:
a) JUNTA (G Cheyne), which jumped awkwardly, stumbled shortly after the start losing two lengths and thereafter was slow into stride.
THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED: (CvA)
a) Jockey A Domeyer (DUSTY BUTTON) reported that he felt something amiss with this filly in running. The Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine the filly on her return to the unsaddling enclosure and submit a report.
b) OF THE MOON (M J Bylelved) and RELAXED WANDERER (A Andrews) raced green.
c) GEOGRAPHE BAY (R Fourie), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Trainer S W Humby was advised. (SN)
JOCKEY AND/OR EQUIPMENT CHANGES:
a) Jockey X Carstens rode XIBELANI. (declared 10 December 2016 / 08h09)
b) Apprentice C Bantam, claiming a 4kg apprentice allowance, rode MISTICO’S SECRET. (declared 10 December 2016 / 08h24)
RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER:
THE VETERINARY SURGEON REPORTED:
a) DUSTY BUTTON (A Domeyer) was inspected post race and no obvious abnormalities were detected.
a) KNOW THE ROPES – coughing. Rule 53.5 applies.
b) SUNSTRIP – reserve runner.