She's A Maneater stops Will In Charge in Legal Light Trophy
Jockey Omar Walker was aboard SHE'S A MANEATER.
SHE'S A MANEATER on Saturday outfinished her big rival, Horse of the Year, WILL IN CHARGE, to win the Legal Light Trophy by a neck at nine furlongs and 25 yards.
WILL IN CHARGE battled SUPERLUMINAL halfway down the backstretch while SHE'S A MANEATER stalked the pace from third.
Spotting Robert Halledeen going clear of SUPERLUMINAL with WILL IN CHARGE, Omar Walker, sent SHE'S A MANEATER in chase and swung into the lane almost alongside the gelding, sparking a terrific stretch duel after heading him off a furlong and a half out.
WILL IN CHARGE rallied to rejoin the mare a furlong out but SHE'S A MANEATER, enjoying a five-pound advantage, proved stronger, edging away by a neck to win in a final time of 1:54.2.
BIGDADDYKOOL finished third in the five-horse field, never a threat to the first two.
SHE'S A MANEATER handed champion trainer Wayne DaCosta and Walker a two-timer after opening the 10-race card with ROJORN DI PILOT at five furlongs round.
Bebeto Harvey and Richard Azan also completed a jockey-trainer double, AXLE ROD, and HONEY RYDA, in the fourth and 10th races, respectively.
Leading riders, apprentices Christopher Mamdeen and Reyan Lewis, also rode two-timers, for the second consecutive race meet, moving to 39 and 35 winners, respectively, ahead of Walker, who reached 31 astride SHE'S A MANEATER.
Lewis got his 34th win inside the stewards' room, awarded the sixth event aboard 10-1 outsider, TIMEFORACAT after apprentice Tevin Foster aboard first-past-the-post, 3-5 favourite, LAGUNA POINT, was deemed to have intimidated and taken the path of TIMEFORACAT on the stands' side, causing Lewis to narrowly lose after switching to mid-track.
Mamdeen won the following event aboard 1-2 favourite, MYSTIC MAMA, making all at five furlongs round. Lewis responded with a come-from-behind win with ISOTOPE in the eighth, collaring Mamdeen on COHETE DEL EXITO at nine furlongs and 25 yards.
Mamdeen, however, returned the favour with SIR JHUNJHUN WALAH in the ninth, chasing down Lewis aboard DEE DANGER at five furlongs straight to keep his four-win lead intact at the top of the standings heading into Thursday's Labour Day meet.