Monday 16 December, 2019

She's A Maneater poised to win three straight Superstakes

Champion trainer Wayne DaCosta will saddle the big favourite, She's A Maneater, in the Superstakes at Caymanas Park on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Champion trainer Wayne DaCosta will saddle the big favourite, She's A Maneater, in the Superstakes at Caymanas Park on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Champion trainer Wayne DaCosta’s five-year-old mare, SHE’S A MANEATER, is the hot ante-post favourite to notch three consecutive victories in the 10-furlong Superstakes, lining up against six rivals at Caymanas Park on Sunday.

The 2017 Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year is the first of the fairer sex to have ever successfully defended a Superstakes title, beating WILL IN CHARGE by a nose last year to post the fastest time in the event, 2:05.0, since MIRACLE MAN’s 2:04.3 in 2005.

Poised to become only the third horse to win three consecutive Superstakes, SHE’S A MANEATER is looking to join joining MARK MY WORD, 2010-12, and MENUDO, who dominated the event from 2000-2002.

Facing old rival, BIGDADDYKOOL, and his two stablemates, Triple Crown winner, SUPREME SOUL, and TOONA CILIATA, SHE’S A MANEATER has been working like a bullet with regular rider Omar Walker in the mornings, clocking  1:17.3 for six and a half furlongs, followed by 1:25.2 for seven last Sunday morning.

BIGDADDYKOOL, a six-year-old, is the sole true grade one horse she will face in the event but has only managed to beat SHE’S A MANEATER once in his career, getting weight, six pounds, and prevailing by three-quarter length after she had a grueling three races in one month when DaCosta used her to thwart trainer Anthony Nunes’ title bid last season.

Running with 121lb in the Superstakes, which runs off as the 10th event at 4:38 p.m., SHE’S A MANEATER is in receipt of five pounds from BIGDADDYKOOL, and only two pounds heavier than three-year-olds SUPREME SOUL, TOONA CILIATA and SENTIENT.

Meanwhile, her unbeaten stablemate, imported three-year-old STRANGER DANGER, has an easy assignment in the Invitational Mile, facing six hapless rivals, with Walker also slated to ride in the eighth event, which runs off at 3:25 p.m.

First post for the 11-race card is 11:30 p.m.

 

 

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