The National Horseracing Authority tweeted via their official twitter account on Saturday that following the running of the Gr2 Gauteng Guineas at Turffontein, jockey Gavin Lerena, rider of the favourite and second placed Hawwaam, was called in.
When questioned regarding the tactics he employed on Hawwaam, jockey Gavin Lerena told the Stipes that that from a wide draw he intended to drop this colt out to obtain cover and to relax in the early stages in the hope that he would be to sustain a strong finish.
He advised that Hawwaam had commenced to over-race at the 1000m.
In the straight he had improved into a narrow run at about the 300m but at no stage had he been impeded or had to stop riding.
He expressed the view that the colt had managed to close its race off strongly and had been satisfied with the horse’s performance.
The full Stipes Report will be published here on Monday.