It seems the tougher the conditions and the bigger the challenge, the better it is for the 5y old mare Maverick Girl.

Maverick Girl won the Listed East Cape Paddock Stakes over 1600m on the Fairview Polytrack on Friday (19 July).

This meeting was moved from the turf track to the Polytrack after some very welcome rain in Port Elizabeth.

The switch of surface did not stop Maverick Girl from an impressive victory for the Yvette Bremner stable.

The rain, cold weather and gale force wind could also not deny Maverick Girl victory under a fine ride by jockey Ryan Munger.

Owner and breeder Val Fenix wanted to retire Maverick Girl a while ago but the game mare showed it would have been a mistake to do so.

“This was a brilliant win. She is an honest mare that always tries her best,” Fenix said.

 EC PADDOCK STAKES

RECENT WINNERS

2019: Maverick Girl

2018: Beataboutthebush

2017: Beataboutthebush

2016: Purely Atomic

2015: Supreme Sunset

2014: Irish Myth

2013: Stormy Coast

2012: Dance To The Stars

2011: My Kazzie

2010: Sarah Em

2009: Hill Of Fire