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The brilliance of She's A Maneater

Scores emphatic win in Fontainebleu Trophy

BY RUDDY ALLEN
Observer staff reporter

Sunday, October 08, 2017

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She's A Maneater, the Wayne DaCosta-trained Natural Selection - Ahwhofah progeny, after emphatically winning the Triple Crown which ignited the passion of racing fans, once again showed her brilliance when capturing the Fontainebleu Trophy feature yesterday at Caymanas Park.

Racing for the first time since she won the Jamaica St Leger in July, another magical moment was supplied by the “super filly”, which She's A Maneater is popular called, as she easily put away rivals by over three lengths in the Open Allowance event going over seven-and-a-half furlongs (1,500m), the second time she has stepped out of her three -year-old age group.

Ridden as is customary by Omar Walker, She's A Maneater sat behind the early pace as Another Bullet (Dick Cardenas), Superluminal (Paul Francis), Orpheus (Wesley Henry) and Dwayne Star (Robert Halledeen) grouped up on the front end.

Approaching the half mile (800m), She's A Maneater began to edge closer to the leading pack before she challenged for the lead at the top of the lane.

Going three wide into the stretch drive, She's A Maneater and Another Bullet had a brief battle, but when Walker, who knows her so well, decided to move, the bay filly responded in quick order and powered home to score by three-and-a-quarter lengths. Another Bullet was second with Dwayne Star third.

The final time was an impressive 1:30.3, which was one and one-fifth of a second outside of the track record of 1:29.2 held by Sky Train.

For DaCosta is was another special moment: “There was some anxiety as She's A Maneater was racing for the first time since mid-July. She prepared very well coming into today's (yesterday) race and thankfully, she was able to once again demonstrate her true class. She is indeed a special filly and it is such a privilege to have her in my barn.”

Dick Cardenas was the top rider on the day with three winners. He won aboard Jamaican Citizen (second race), Dash Board (eighth race) and Nuclear Warning (ninth race). Trainer Patrick Lynch led the trainers with two winners — Toot The Blues and Nuclear Warning.

Racing continues next Saturday with the 13th running of the Cash Pot Only One For Me Trophy, the first race in the Supreme Ventures, juvenile Triple Crown series.

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