SHE'S A MANEATER: Still fit and proper the day after scintillating Diamond Mile victory


SHE'S A MANEATER: Still fit and proper the day after scintillating Diamond Mile victory

Trainer says mare will race again in 2019

Observer staff reporter

Friday, November 15, 2019

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It was a case of “easy like Sunday morning” when The Supreme Racing Guide visited the stables of trainer Wayne DaCosta, the day after She's A Maneater, with jockey Omar Walker in the saddle, won the Diamond Mile for a second time last Saturday (November 9, 2019), as the record topping mare was active and playful in her stall as if it was just another day at the office.

She's A Maneater stood tall , looking quite serene, as racing pundits were still in amazement that at five, the mare in 2019 won the Legal Light Trophy, the None Such Sprint, the Gold Cup, a third-consecutive Superstakes and a second Diamond Mile to record for the year seven starts with six wins.

She's A Maneater was a very comfortable five-length winner in the Diamond Mile in a new Stakes record of 1:35.1, beating stable companion Stranger Danger and Toona Ciliata.

“So far so good for She's A Maneater. She just left a handful of feed last night (Saturday) and she's happy this morning (Sunday),so everything seems good with her.

“The victory has not quite soaked in as yet. I am still thinking how fantastic she was coming into the Diamond Mile. She was working so well before the race it was scary. In the mornings she wanted to pace around the racetrack as she didn't want to canter easy.

“She wanted to pace around so much that the last two days before the Diamond Mile, we carried her out at five o'clock in the mornings, in the dark, to work her by herself so she wouldn't see any other horse on the track. But she is ' Maneater' and she knows what to do on a race day,” DaCosta told The Supreme Racing Guide.

“We have to rate her as one of the best, if not the best to ever to race at Caymanas Park. She has won from five-and-a-half furlongs to a mile -and-a-half. Very few horses can stake that claim, so I think, she's one of the best,” the 18-time champion conditioner added.

When asked if She's A Maneater would race again for the season, DaCosta replied: “Yes, we will see her again. Not quite sure when but we will see her before the season finishes.”

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