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Different style from She’s A Maneater

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER

Tuesday, March 21, 2017    

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She’s A Maneater confirmed her status as the top filly within her three-year-old age group bracket with a decisive victory in the seven furlong (1,400m) Front Runner-sponsored Thornbird Stakes on Saturday last.

The

Complete Racing Guide analyses the results of this race.


FIRST

She’s

A

Maneater: Forced by race circumstances, it was a different

She’s

A

Maneater who turned up for the Thornbird. It was not the usual run from in front running effort by

She’s

A

Maneater, as jockey Omar Walker instead, had to wait well behind the leaders mainly because of issues at the start of the race.

She’s

A

Maneater started her winning run four furlongs out and it was quite an impressive sight watching the bay filly b

y

Natural

Selection

Ahwhofah power to victory. The win, although just by three parts of a length was significant for the manner in which it was achieved. It was a commanding victory, laden with pure talent and class, it showed versatility in running style, and it showed tenacity, allied with a good time (1:25.1), while allowing weight to all.

She’s

A

Maneater

now heads to the 1,000 Guineas on April 8, as the overwhelming favourite.

SECOND

Money Magnet: Has been off the boil this season but recaptured her racing presence with a strong performance.

Money Magnet ran her heart out. She was prominent throughout and was just not able to withstand the late charge of

She’s A Maneater, but nevertheless the Thornbird run must have given

Money Magnet’s trainer Richard Azan a lot of hope that his filly is getting back to her best. Good run.

THIRD

Bilingual: Ran well but much more was expected.

Bilingual came on the outside in the straight and was running on robustly but could not get by

Money

Magnet or handle the strong late finish of

She’s

A

Maneater.

Bilingual

gave of her best and was not able to deliver on Saturday but she is still imbued with enough talent to change the order on any given race day.

FOURTH

Marlene My Love: Suffered her first defeat in three starts in an unusual manner. In her first two races,

Marlene My Love was off the pace, doing her major work in the straight. On Saturday,

Marlene My Love was in front after a furlong and a half, and had nothing in the straight to cope with the top three. Truth be told,

Marlene My Love with only two runs under her belt before the Thornbird probably needed the experience. She will return!

FIFTH

Fort Knox: The fortress was badly breached on Saturday.

SIXTH

Empress Hall: Came into the race with only a single appearance.

Empress Hall tackled the headline for a while, showing some ability but could not cope. This run will improve her stocks.

SEVENTH

Runallday: Did not show up for the party.

EIGHTH

Kaleesi’s Revenge: Needs time.

NINTH

Great Faith: Cannot handle these.

TENTH

Thornhill Miss: Found the going too difficult.

ELEVENTH

Blue Tradition: Was a mere participant.

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