THE STARTER REPORTED:a) The tongue tie on CHOIR OF ANGELS (G Cheyne) had to be refitted by the Veterinary Surgeon at the start causing a delay.b) The bridle and the blinkers on SILVER MASTER (A Domeyer) came off during the loading procedure and had to be refitted causing a further delay.c) LAUREN OF ROCHELLE (B Lerena) jumped outwards and carried MANGROVE (H v d Hoven) and GADGET MAN (G Behr) outwards. THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED: (TN) a) Jockey R Fourie (COUNTING STARS) reported that this colt did not stride out freely in running. The Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine the colt on its return to the unsaddling enclosure and submit a report.b) CHOIR OF ANGELS (G Cheyne) was hanging out and shifted out continually from the 500m. c) DESERT LARK (M J Byleveld) was continually baulked for a run from the 200m.d) SILVER MASTER (A Domeyer), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Trainer Mrs C Bass-Robinson was advised. (SN)JOCKEY AND/OR EQUIPMENT CHANGES:a) Jockey M J Byleveld rode DESERT LARK. (declared 16 December 2016 / 17h09)RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER:a) The Club’s Medical Officer stood down Jockey S Khumalo (ICON KING) on medical grounds. (Rule 25.12 was applied)THE VETERINARY SURGEON REPORTED:a) COUNTING STARS (R Fourie) returned not striding out on the right fore.SCRATCHED:a) SCRIPTWRITER – coughing. Rule 53.5 applies.b) WAYWOOD – azoturia. Rule 53.5 applies.c) ICON KING – no suitable jockey available.