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She's A Maneater devours a 'Double Whopper'

…wins her second consecutive Burger King Superstakes

BY RUDDY ALLEN
Observer staff reporter

Sunday, November 11, 2018

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The hoofprints of the truly gifted bay filly She's A Maneater sunk even deeper in the sand on which the best-ever horses to race in this country gallop after her glorious yet truly gutsy and determined victory in 40th running of the 10-furlong (2,000m) Burger King Superstakes at Caymanas Park yesterday.

She's A Maneater had been beaten by Will In Charge on three occasions this season and many believed that the “Wonder Woman” of local racing would once again fall victim. However, She's A Maneater turned up yesterday more focused to get the better of her main opponent, evetually outdoing him by a short head in a driving finish to the wire.

The stands at the Park shook heavily as racing fans rose to see and cheer the two best horses currently in training engage in a battle royal during the entire stretch run, with Omar Walker on She's A Maneater and Robert Halledeen on Will In Charge giving no quarter, riding as if their lives depended on it.

It was back-to-back wins in the Superstakes, for She's A Manaeter and trainer Wayne DaCosta as the Natural Selection Ahwhofah offspring came home in a very good and personal best time of 2:05.0. The splits were 23.4, 48.3, 1:12.2 and 1:37.2.

“Very nice feeling; the feeling right now is very nice. I mean, it took a long time to win for me to win the Superstakes but to win two in a row is very nice. The focus is now on the Diamond Mile.

“The day was made even more special as Without Exception, the full brother to She's A Maneater, won the Invitational Mile while Mr Universe did so well to finish second in the Sprint,” DaCosta shared in his post-race interview.

It was also the second Superstakes victory for Walker, who won aboard Mark My Word in 2011.

Passing the stands for the first time, Drummer Boy (Phillip Parchment) led the small field of six runners at a merry clip and continued to dictate the fractions while being tracked by Will In Charge (Robert Halledeen), She's A Maneater and Bigdaddykool (Linton Steadman) heading towards the six furlong (1,200m).

Approaching the half-mile (800m) pole, Halledeen sent through Will In Charge to take up the lead with She's A Maneater in serious chase entering the lane.

At the top of the straight, Will In Charge continued to hang tough and with She's A Maneater showing no signs of quitting. The battle for supremacy then developed in earnest, but Walker kept She's A Maneater well balanced and found that little bit extra to get home.

Bigddaykool, who was nowhere to be found throughout the race, was seven lengths adrift in third place with Perfect Neighbour (Anthony Thomas) completing the frame.

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