THE STARTER REPORTED:a) TURNUPTHEMUSIC (S Cele) and REBEL PERFORMANCE (A Andrews) were slow into stride.THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORTED: (TN) a) Jockey G Behr (RUNAWAY REBEL) reported that this filly changed stride in running. The Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine the filly on her return to the unsaddling enclosure and submit report.b) SEATTLE OAK (C Orffer), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Trainer B Crawford was advised. (SN)JOCKEY AND/OR EQUIPMENT CHANGES:a) LIGHT CHASER (G van Niekerk) raced fitted with blinkers. (declared 29 December 2016 / 17h34)RACE CARD CHANGES / OTHER:a) RAVEN DOVE (*B May) – Ownership: Mr G W Ennion & Hemel ‘n Aarde Syndicate (Nom: Mr G P Cox). Colours: unchanged.THE VETERINARY SURGEON REPORTED:a) RUNAWAY REBEL (G Behr) returned not striding out.SCRATCHED:a) STRAAT-KIND – cuts on the right hind, injured in transit. Rule 53.5 was applied.