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Horse of the Year Will In Charge returns, faces old foe She's A Maneater

BY OBSERVER
RACING WRITER

Thursday, April 18, 2019

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For the first occasion in 2019, Horse of the Year Will In Charge takes to the track to compete in the 6-furlong Lady Geeta Trophy.

Will In Charge comes up against a crack field of horses led by She's A Maneater.

Below, the Supreme Racing Guide looks at the chances of the seven runners in this crack sprint event in post-position order.

1 SHE'S A MANEATER: (5 b h – Natural Selection Ahwhofah) – Started the season with a resounding win over 51/2 furlongs beating Chace The Great. She's A Maneater is going to be more at home with the extra half-a-furlong of this race and having galloped 5 furlongs in 1:06.3 on Saturday, she has a glorious chance of making it two from two in 2019.

2WILL IN CHARGE: (6 ch h – Adore The Gold Gem Lea) Not really a sprinter but packs sufficient class to win over any distance he chooses. Will In Charge showed he is still on top of his game even though he has not raced since December 1, 2018 when he won the Diamond Mile, galloping a fast 1:05.1 for 5 furlongs on Sunday, April 14. Based on how this race is expected to be run, Will In Charge is going to be just off the pace more than likely to be set by Chace The Great before making a move three furlongs out and if he hits the front is going to be very hard to tag. Jockey Robert Halledeen, despite his showboating antics in the Diamond Mile, has retained the ride.

3PERFECT NEIGHBOUR: (9 drk b g – Natural SelectionDesperatehousewife) – Oldster whose best effort won't be good enough.

4 CHACE THE GREAT: (6 ch g – Greatness Our Miss Ruth) – Based on pure handicaps alone, Chace The Great has no chance of winning this race. The sprint champion carries the same weight (112 lb) as he did when beaten three lengths by She's A Maneater over 5 furlongs on March 23 while She's A Maneater carries the same weight. Yet, winning a race is never solely determined by handicaps, they have to run and anything can happen. Best of luck to Chace The Great.

5 ANOTHER BULLET: (7 b h – Nasheet Wisely Noted) – Real tough and resilient competitor who once again tries against the best on offer. Another Bullet has been here before and has not been able to beat the top horses. This does not mean that he cannot break that history on Saturday.

6 MONEY MAGNET: (5 ch m Nuclear WayneJazzy Jet) – Has already won two Grade 1 races in 2019 and is probably enjoying the best form of her outstanding career. Money Magnet, in this race is not handicapped to beat Chace The Great but it is never easy to make handicap predictions based on a five-straight run. Money Magnet can be just off the pace, with a winning effort expected to start at the top of the straight.

7CAMPESINO: (9 b g – CompadreYaella) – Still performing well at nine years old but against these his task of winning is very doubtful.


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