She’s A Maneater to de­vour ri­vals

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORT - Orville Clarke Gleaner Writer

Fe­male ap­pren­tice jockey An­dree Pow­ell (right) was thrown from a rear­ing BE­LIEVE prior to the start of the fourth race at Cay­manas Park re­cently. The horse was scratched from the race.

ROUND TWO of the New­port Mills-spon­sored Front Runner Sprint 2-y-o maiden spe­cial over 1100 me­tres takes the spot­light at Cay­manas Park to­day, with eight vy­ing for the ma­jor share of the mil­lion­dol­lar purse.

Since com­ing on stream in Au­gust, the race has been event­ful to a large ex­tent, the in­au­gu­ral run­ning on Au­gust 13 hav­ing to be post­poned due to strike ac­tion by the en­gi­neer­ing staff of Cay­manas Track Limited; and when the race was resched­uled on Septem­ber 3, the howl­ing favourite, BALAZO, threw his rider Shane El­lis and bolted off the track in the clos­ing stages af­ter look­ing all over the win­ner.

BALAZO has not re­turned for this race, but if ex­er­cise re­ports are any­thing to go by, then the well-bred filly SHE’S A MANEATER, who has been work­ing ex­cep­tion­ally well, should make hacks of her seven op­po­nents.

RA­ZOR SHARP

Trained by 15-time cham­pion Wayne DaCosta for owner Win­ston Kong, the bay filly by Nat­u­ral Se­lec­tion out of the 2009 ‘Horse of the Year’, Ah­who­fah, looked ra­zor sharp at ex­er­cise on Septem­ber 10, gal­lop­ing 51/2 fur­longs in a fast 1:06.0 by 59.3, turn­ing heads in the process.

By virtue of her glow­ing ex­er­cise re­ports and fine pedi­gree, SHE’S A MANEATER, who is a half-sis­ter to last year’s 2000 Guineas win­ner ALI BABA, can­not be op­posed, with lead­ing jockey Omar Walker aboard. She should be rac­ing the clock from some way out.

Other firm fan­cies on the card are ABOVE THE RADAR in the third race over his pet dis­tance of 1820 me­tres, DUSSELDORF in the fifth, LEEKOUT in the sixth and RED EA­GLE in the ninth.

JER­MAINE BARN­ABY/FREE­LANCE PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

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