Captain Carlos is a definite runner in the Flamingo Park Maiden Plate first race today.
The Sporting Post took up the matter of the son of Jay Peg’s eligibility for the race as he was the runner-up to the subsequently ‘disqualified’ Elusive Kat at Fairview on 21 June, and is thus technically a winner.
What confused the issue was that after the publishing of the NHRA’s recent findings following an inquiry on 27 September on the disqualification of Elusive Kat, Captain Carlos was ‘promoted’ and reflected as a winner of the race on 21 June 2019 by the NRB.
Since our query, this has been amended by the bureau on the card changes for the meeting:
Updated formline: Race 1 No 3 CAPTAIN CARLOS
Ep 536 20190621 N Mdnm 0 1200 M Yeni 60 47 B A 11-11 2 3.25 Elusive Kat 60 71.39 17/4 8/1.
Our formlines are correct as published.
NHRA CEO Vee Moodley confirmed to the Sporting Post that the trainer of Elusive Kat was still entitled to an appeal and that the status quo of the actual form shall remain intact until that process is finalized – alternatively, if the appeal route is not followed, that it has passed via the review board.
So at this point in time, Elusive Kat is still a winner and Captain Carlos is still a maiden – and eligible to run today.