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She's A Maneater devours them again

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2016 | 11:00 AMOrville Clarke
SHE'S A MANEATER (Omar Walker) winning the 10th running of the Pick-3 Super Challenge Trophy at Caymanas Park yesterday.

As expected, the unbeaten filly, SHE'S A MANEATER, scored another facile win at Caymanas Park yesterday, strolling home by six lengths on a muddy surface to win the 10th running of the Pick 3 Super Challenge Trophy over 1400 metres, race number two in the Supreme Ventures Triple Crown series for native bred two-year-olds.

Installed a howling 1-5 favourite, with leading jockey Omar Walker riding for 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta and owner-breeder Winston Kong, SHE'S A MANEATER bided her time just off the early pace in fourth as her lesser fancied stable-companion MR UNIVERSE (9-2) led narrowly from the grey VERY CLASSIC (73-1) in a field of eight.

But when Walker asked her to go in chase of MR UNIVERSE from the 600-metre marker, she effortlessly straightened on his heels, quickly disposing of him to win by six lengths from the grey SOTOMAYOR (13-1), staying on to pip the rank outsider LADY FAYE (93-1) on the rails for second.

"This win was anticipated by everyone," said Kong. "She has now won her three races to date by a combined margin of 25 lengths and, to say she is an exceptional two-year-old in the mould of Princess Popstar, who won all three races in the series in 2013, would be an understatement.

"She will seek to emulate Popstar by sweeping all three races in the series when she steps up to a mile on Boxing Day in the $4.25 million Supreme Ventures (SVL) Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes. However, if this is achieved, she, like Princess Popstar won't be eligible to collect the million dollar bonus offered by SVL as neither went through the ring in the TOBA yearling sale", Kong disclosed.

SHE'S A MANEATER is a bay filly by Natural Selection out of the 2009 'Horse of the Year' Ahwhofah and a half sister to last year's 2000 Guineas winner ALI BABA.

The day's big upset came via the 54-1 outsider POLLY B, who made all under former champion Wesley Henry to win the open allowance sprint for the Pick 3 Supreme Trophy, in a driving finish from BLUE DIXIE (8-1) and 4-5 favourite CRUCIAL APPEAL, clocking a fast 1:11.2 for 1200 metres.

DaCosta saddled three winners on the card.