It gives both Genders a chance to break their maiden status over a middle distance.
Last year at the Bay there were two heats Heat 1 saw 12 runners , Heat 2 saw 14 runners
Total of 26 Novice runners this year that will have to run elsewhere.
I have been reliably informed that extra straight track racing has been added.
Not sure but if that is the case but if it is, its very disappointing for Middle distance racing in SA.