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…She's A Maneater gallops four furlongs on Tuesday morning


Friday, December 07, 2018

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AFTER breaking through her starting stall door, and running loosely in the infield area after jumping over the rails and being declared a late non-starter for the fourth running of the Diamond Mile on Saturday last, pre-race favourite She's A Maneater was back on the track on Tuesday morning.

Trainer of the filly, Wayne DaCosta, reported that after veterinary checks, he was given the OK for She's A Maneater to have a workout.

“Well, so far, based on checks by the vet, luckily, and I say luckily again, She's A Maneater did not return after her episode on Saturday with any major injuries, just a few nicks, here and there, but nothing untoward, nothing to fret about.

“Plus, she has been eating well and seems to have already dealt with her situation on her own, she is OK, and my duty right now is to keep a close watch on her along with the groom to make sure she keeps in good touch,” DaCosta revealed.

On Tuesday morning, She's A Maneater galloped four furlongs with Omar Walker in her back clocking a moderate 48.0 according to the official clockers for the distance.

“She ( She's A Maneater) has a lot of pent-up energy having been thoroughly prepared to run in the Diamond Mile on Saturday, and having not run in the race itself, we thought it best to let her blow off some steam.

“The work on Tuesday morning was not a hard one, I just asked the jockey to keep her cool, and let her express herself the way she wanted and Omar (Walker) did that.

“The time she ran for the gallop is of no consequence, as we just wanted to see how she would have gone through the work and she is good, she is fine and for sure we are going to monitor her, as I said before, to keep her as healthy and fit as possible,” the champion trainer informed.

And when is she going to race again?

“Right now, in consultation with the owner, we are looking at some options including a 5 -furlong and a nine-furlong and 25-yard race, but as we speak, no final decision has been taken.

“For She's A Maneater to race again this year, a lot of things have to be taken in consideration and if I know her any at all, she will let us know herself when she is fit and ready to go,” DaCosta said.

DaCosta took a philosophical approach to what happened with his filly on Diamond Mile Day.

“I have been in racing for over 40 years and I know all too well that when you have good times – they are very good and when you have bad times – they are very bad – and Saturday, December 1, 2018, for me and the connections, was one of the worst ever.

“It was not easy for me as her trainer, you may well say her partner, from she was a foal on the farm to watch what took place on Saturday.

“However, it is what it is, and I offer my congratulations to all the connections of Will In Charge for winning the Diamond Mile,” DaCosta said.

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