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
2019: Maverick Girl
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