She's A Maneater returns for Fontainbleu Trophy

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS
Observer writer

Saturday, October 07, 2017

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She's A Maneater , the emphatic 2017 Triple Crown-winning filly, returns to competitive racing after an 84-day break to compete in a three-year-old and upward Open Allowance call for the Fontainbleu Trophy illuminant at Caymanas Park today.

Eleven races are carded, with the Fontainbleu feature attracting a field of 11 starters going seven and a half furlongs (1,500m) for a purse of $1.15 million at approximately 4:35 pm. The first post is at 11:40 am.

She's A Maneater is one of three fillies entered in the race dominated by male horses. Nonetheless the super filly, with her favourite jockey Omar Walker up, should have little problem dispatching this field, although there is the presence of the in form five-year-old bay horse Another Bullet, to be ridden by Dick Cardenas.

Prepared by champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, She's A Maneater enters the race on a roll, with six consecutive wins. Her only blip was a three-parts-of-a-length loss to the Anthony Nunes-trained Sotomayor in the rich, Jamaica Two-year-old Stakes in December of last year.

Bred and owned by Winston Kong, She's A Maneater looks to be prepared well enough to continue her winning ways. She has already accounted for all and sundry present and it should take a competitor's smart performance or a racing mishap for her to fail over a distance that she is comfortable with.

Ordinarily, this would be a cakewalk for the filly, but with so many fit and light horses present, a relay race could ensue and make her work much harder than necessary.

Another Bullet, whom she has beaten several times, had a nice, front-running exercise in his last race 10 days ago. He has, however, discarded his visor, and that suggests he is coming to put out maximum effort.

There is also his stablemate Dwayne Star (jockey Robert Halledeen), who will enjoy the byplay. Dwayne Star scored a notable win over the distance in a pretty decent time of 1:32.0 minutes, after leaving the gates like a scared rat scurrying for cover.

This is a distance that would ideally suit Market Force. A decently bred colt by Adore The Gold out of the Alphabet Soup mare You Can't Hide, Market Force, though not very exciting in his exercise gallops, could have a hand in the finish. He only has a feature of 50.0kg (110 lb) to tote and the in form apprentice Anthony Thomas is astride.

Orpheus, the nicely bred Adore The Gold chestnut colt, begins to look himself once more with a good win over six furlongs (1,200m) on last. Orpheus is expected to be calling on the top filly at the tail end of the race, especially being nicely in at the weights with 52.0kg (115 lb), and top lightweight jockey Wesley Henry remaining in the saddle.

Ones To Watch:

Race 1 &empmargin;Movie Star, Gold Rum, The Illusionist

Race 2 &empmargin;Jamaica Citizen, Magical Selecta, Fourthousand

Race 3 &empmargin;Money Magnet, Zephyr, Little Big Horn

Race 4 &empmargin;Coded Secret, Party Princess, Prince Kamali

Race 5 &empmargin;Breezy, Freedom For Eds, Cat's Rigger

Race 6 &empmargin;Captain Granville, Connor, Holy Light

Race 7 &empmargin;Paper Chaser, Aurelia's Summer, Malachi,

Race 8 &empmargin;Different Generation, Dash Board, Pizzaro

Race 9 &empmargin;Flying Machine Nuclear Warning, Hologram Shadow

Race 10 &empmargin;She's A Maneater, Orpheus, Dwayne Star

Race 11 &empmargin;Scoop Jordyne, Richie's Pik, One Great Train

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