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It doesn't matter – there is none such as She's A Maneater

BY RUDDY ALLEN
Observer staff reporter

Sunday, September 09, 2018

The distance might be five furlongs, six furlongs, seven furlongs, eight furlongs, nine furlongs, 10 furlongs, 11 furlongs or even 12 furlongs, it doesn't matter. The weight carried does not matter either. Put on the saddle, take her to the racetrack and there is none such as She's A Maneater, who wears the title of Horse of the Year.

Acknowledged by all as the best horse in training at the present time and one of the best ever to run at Caymanas Park, She's A Maneater, racing for the first time in the new colours of owner, Ian Wong, found a narrow way to win the None Such Sprint yesterday at the Park, to further stamp her undoubted thoroughbred pedigree and class. This after she was cramped for space on the inside rails, having fallen way behind most of the six other starters in the six – furlong Grade One event.

Regular rider Omar Walker waited and waited on She's A Maneater, never giving up, even when it became desperate but when Chace The Great shifted slightly to his right, space was created and Walker pounced and the four-year-old filly She's A Maneater accelerated with such force that she swept by to win by a length and a half in a good time of 1:10.4, while carrying top weight and allowing several pounds to each of her six rivals.

Chace The Great (Anthony Thomas), the current sprint champion ran gamely for second, with Money Magnet (Dane Dawkins) third and Mr Universe (Gary Richards) completing the frame. The recorded splits for the six-furlongs were 22.0 x 44.1.

It was Mr Universe who set off in front from the off followed by Siempre Bueno (Dick Cardenas). That position changed in the straight as Siempre Bueno took over, but when Chace The Great, Money Magnet and She's A Maneater came a calling, the two early leaders were left stranded.

“There is nothing more, I can really say about this horse, She's A Maneater. Literally, all has been said, all adjectives have been used to describe her magnificent and historic achievements on the racetrack.

She's A Maneater continues to amaze, she continues to perform at the highest possible standard, but I have noticed recently she is adding, more grit and determination to her already well stocked armour,” trainer Wayne DaCosta said.

Making a significant mark on yesterday's card also was two-year-old bay filly Casual Drink who won the Front Runner Sprint for owner Oakridge Farms, on her debut.

Racing over five and a half furlongs, Casual Drink (Dane Dawkins) and having to deal with the speed of Mystic Mama (Devon A Thomas) for the first three furlongs, Casual Drink skipped away nicely to win by seven advancing lengths. Princess Annie, came on in deep stretch to snatch second from Mystic Mama with Nevada in fourth spot.

Ten races are down for competition, on the next planned raceday, Wednesday, September 12, 2018.