Turffontein Feature – Stipes Open Inquiry

Rain In Holland also had her issues

The Stipes have opened an Inquiry into the closing stages of the Gr3 Acacia Stakes which was won by Mike de Kock longshot Clafoutis at Turffontein on Saturday.

Jarryd Penny deputised for the indisposed JP van der Merwe and rode a determined race to get the Flower Alley filly up, in what turned out to be a scrappy affair, with a number of runners appearing to be impeded.

Clafoutis (Jarryd Penny) powers home to beat Queen Of Shadows (Katjedi) in a race that is under the spotlight (Pic -JC Photos)

The Stipes reported that at approximately the 100m, Gilded Butterfly (Kabelo Matsunyane) and Emerald Princess (Keagan  de Melo) came together and bumped when awkwardly placed between Hollywoodbound and Clafoutis, which shifted out away from the crop.

Thereafter, Terra Time (Denis Schwarz), was brushed out by Hollywoodbound (Gavin Lerena), which was carried out by Clafoutis (Jarryd  Penny), which continued to shift out away from the crop.

A race review was called by a member of the Stipendiary Board into these incidents. He was satisfied that the result of the race had not been affected and therefore took no further action. However, an inquiry will be opened into the incidents which transpired in the concluding stages of this race,

The fancied Tarry star Rain In Holland also failed to produce her best under Richard Fourie.

The Stipes reported that leaving the 300m, the daughter of Duke Of Marmalade was brushed in by Bureau Des Legend (Gabriel Pieterse), which was steadied and directed inwards to avoid the heels of Ululate (Ryan Munger), which shifted in sharply away from the crop.

There were a number of minor injuries reported afterwards, including Rain In Holland (cut into left hind), Emerald Princess (cut into left front and brush wound left hind), Clafoutis (cut into right hind) and Ululate (cut into left hind).

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