07 Nov Girl Mania breaks through
The talented and enigmatic Girl Mania put it all together with an impressive win at Wyong at the weekend. Reece Jones was on board for the win in the Great Northern On Tap Maiden Plate over 1000m.
Jones drove her forward after only jumping fairly from the gates. She was second at the turn in a stretched field, stalking the leader. Girl Mania let down in the straight, kicking clear to win by four lengths.
Girl Mania broke her maiden at her seventh start, having come close on two previous occasions before a let-up. She was dropping back to the 1000m after her last start fourth over 1100m at Hawkesbury just under a fortnight ago.
“She has been looking for her win the past few runs,” Woodpark Assistant Trainer Pierre Dubois said.
“She is all speed. She just needs to relax during the race to give herself the best opportunity to finish strong late.
“It was an excellent ride from Reece on her. He managed the race perfectly. There was a strong tempo which really suited our filly. Reece had her in the right spot to challenge the horse in front, and she was too strong on the day.”
Girl Mania is from the first crop of Newgate Farm stallion Capitalist, who has had an electric start to his stud career. He fought it out with his barn-mate Extreme Choice for Champion First Season Sire honours with their two-year-olds. The pair have picked up where they left off.
She is the first foal out of Girluphigh who Woodpark unfortunately lost earlier this year. Girluphigh’s two-year-old by Caravaggio is named Hercules Morse, and is in training with Ciaron Maher and Dave Eustace.
Woodpark will offer a Deep Field filly from the mare at the Inglis Classic Sale in 2022.