Will She's A Maneater, Stranger Danger meet in the Gold Cup?

Trainer Wayne DaCosta (right) saddling She's A Maneater
Trainer Wayne DaCosta (right) saddling She's A Maneater

The Gold Cup always thought of as the major handicap race in the country has gained added significance with the provisional entries of She’s A Maneater and Stranger Danger.

The 46th running of the Gold Cup is scheduled for competition on Saturday, August 31, and carries a purse of $1 million. The race is run over seven furlongs (1,400 metres).

She’s A Maneater as to be expected enters this race with top weight of 57.0 kgs while the handicappers have burdened Stranger Danger with 54.0 kgs for his first attempt in the top class. Interestingly, both Stranger Danger and She’s A Maneater are trained by champion Wayne DaCosta.

Apart for these two, this year’s Gold Cup has nine other starters including the tough and resilient Another Bullet from the camp of in-form trainer Patrick Lynch.

Leading trainer Anthony Nunes has provisionally entered two horses, Houdini’s Magic and this year’s 1000 Guineas winner, I Am Di One. I Am Di One is the only three-year-old entered.

Note should be taken that the minimum weight allotted for races in Jamaica is 50.0 kgs.

HORSES                                                                WGT                                      TRAINERS

She’s A Maneater                                            57.0 kgs                                Wayne DaCosta

Stranger Danger                                               54.0 kgs                                Wayne DaCosta

Another Bullet                                   (49.0)    50.0 kgs                                Patrick Lynch

Superluminal                                      (47.0)    50.0 kgs                                Ian Persard

Houdini’s Magic                                (49.0)    50.0 kgs                                Anthony Nunes

Uncle Frank                                        (43.0)    50.0 kgs                                Wayne DaCosta

Money Magnet                                 (41.0)    50.0 kgs                                Richard Azan

Hover Craft                                         (37.0)    50.0 kgs                                Wayne DaCosta

I Am Di One                                        (33.0)    50.0 kgs                                Anthony Nunes

Saratoga Sight                                   (33.0)    50.0 kgs                                Gary Subratie

Uncle Vinnie                                       (32.0)    50.0 kgs                                Gary Subratie


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