THE STARTER REPORTED:
a) LEADMAN (C Orffer) jumped awkwardly losing one length and thereafter was slow into stride.
b) BAFFERT (D Dillon) jumped awkwardly outwards losing two lengths and thereafter was slow into stride.
c) JACK BLACK (G Behr) stumbled shortly after the start.
THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED: (CvA)
a) Jockey J Jordaan was charged with a contravention of Rule 55.4 in that he failed to weigh out at the correct carded weight on the horse IMPIMPI, or at the higher weight confirmed in his engagement with the Trainer. Jockey J Jordaan signed an admission of guilt and was fined R1,500.00.
b) BAFFERT (D Dillon), KINGSTON PASSAGE (G Cheyne), LEADMAN (C Orffer) and RIVER CAM (G van Niekerk) raced green.
c) HEAD HONCHO (A Domeyer), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Trainer W A Nel was advised. (SN)
d) KINGSTON PASSAGE (G Cheyne), the second placed horse, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Trainer B Crawford was advised. (TN)
JOCKEY AND/OR EQUIPMENT CHANGES:
a) COSTLY AFFAIR (*B May) raced without alumites. (declared 15 December 2016 / 10h51)
RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER:
a) Jockey G Wright rode IMPIMPI. Jockey J Jordaan was unable to make the carded weight (60kg).
THE VETERINARY SURGEON REPORTED:
a) COSTLY AFFAIR (*B May) returned in post race distress.
a) MINI LOUSHE – lame on the right hind. Rule 53.5 applies.