Jockey Chad Little will not be riding at Turffontein today as he is under a temporary suspension.
This arose from an incident at the Vaal on Tuesday.
Little arrived on course prior to his ride in race 4 and was advised by the Stipendiary Stewards that he was required to provide a urine sample.
He presented himself in the medical centre at 15h30.
Following numerous unsuccessful attempts to provide a sample throughout the afternoon, Little was permitted to leave the course at 18h00.
An investigation was opened into Little’s failure to provide a urine sample and the Stipendiary Board decided after due deliberation and affording him the opportunity to address the Stewards, which he failed to do, to invoke the provisions of Rule 4.2.18 and to place an interim suspension on him until such time as the investigation is finalized.
Little was replaced on his engagements at the Vaal on Thursday and also for today.
There are eight races carded today at Turffontein, with the first off at 12h45.
The false rail is set at zero on the back straight and bend with a 2m spur at the 700m mark.
First-timers / rested horses
1 12:45 – ITSARUSH.CO.ZA WELCOMES YOU MAIDEN JUVENILE PLATE (Fillies)
1 AALSMEER G V Woodruff: Shown some good work at home. should be competitive
2 BY CHANCE R R Sage: Should need the experience
5 FLYING VAR D N Stenger: Decent type, may be green
9 NUNZIATELLA D Nieuwenhuizen: No comment given
10 RUBY VALLEY G M Alexander: Will need the run
11 STUNNING R R Sage: Should need the experience
12 SUMMER PUDDING P A Peter: Nice filly looking for further
2 13:20 – ALL TO COME MAIDEN JUVENILE PLATE
3 CLUBMASTER F P Habib: Too short, will need the run
7 HOUSE MASTER C E Erasmus: Will be green
9 MR MOGAMBO P A Peter: Shows some ability, looking for further
10 OUR MAN IN HAVANA F P Habib: Too short but will be running on
14 STONE JUDGEMENT B O Wiid: Might be a bit short, nice horse
15 STAR LADY J J van Vuuren: No comment given
3 13:55 – WWW.TABONLINE.CO.ZA MAIDEN PLATE
2 TEQUILA MAN P F Matchett: Will need the run
8 CITY DANCER F P Habib: Will need the run
10 INTOTHEMYSTIC P A Peter: Shows some ability, looking for further
11 IRON MIKE S M Naidoo: No comment given
14 TITAN’S CRUSADE E Verdonese: Will need the experience
15 FRENCH ART G J Maroun: Will need the run
4 14:30 – INTERBET.CO.ZA 0861 150 160 FM 90 HANDICAP (F & M)
3 ILHA DA VARLETTE G V Woodruff: Fair amount of work, should be competitive
7 16:20 – JOIN US FOR THE FLAMINGO MILE 3 AUGUST MAIDEN PLATE
3 STARS AND BARS S T Pettigrew: No comment given
8 16:55 – NEXT TURFFONTEIN RACEMEETING SATURDAY 10 AUGUST MAIDEN PLATE (F& M)
11 PERFECT LIGHT S J Gray: No comment given
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