She's A Maneater destroys Gold Cup field
Champion trainer Wayne DaCosta saddles Gold Cup winner She's A Maneater.
SHE'S A MANEATER, from the camp of champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, dismissed ANOTHER BULLET to win her 22nd race from 28 starts on Saturday, a farcical victory by seven and a quarter lengths in one of the weakest fields ever assembled for a Gold Cup.
Notching a third straight win against ANOTHER BULLET, SHE'S A MANEATER, ridden by Omar Walker, stopped the clock in 1:25.0, her fifth win from six starts this season.
Walker and DaCosta had two winners each on the 11-race card. DaCosta landed the fifth with 2-1 chance, SERGEANT RECKLESS, and Walker returned to make all with 7-2 shot, ALL CORRECT, in the seventh after booting home SHE'S A MANEATER in the sixth.
Champion jockey Anthony Thomas and apprentice Kiaman McGregor also rode two-timers. Thomas guided home LALA DIVA in the fourth at five and a half furlongs and won the eighth aboard CHIEF DIPLOMAT in a driving finish, holding off 99-1 outsider, CASUAL PEACH at nine furlongs and 25 yards.
McGregor got ALI to close strongly inside the last furlong of the ninth race to earn a dead-heat with BALTUSROL going six furlongs and returned to close the programme at the same distance astride MIA AMOUR, sweeping past the pair of BLACK POINT and OBSESSION close home.
Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Saturday.