Jameka Is The 2017 The BMW Winner
collected by :Molly Tony
Jameka returned to winning form with a simply outstanding victory in the 2017 The BMW at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.
Jameka went into The BMW as a clear favourite following the scratching of Our Ivanhowe and Hugh Bowman had the mare in a lovely rhythm in second position, while Lasqueti Spirit was several lengths clear of the rest of the field.
“I might not get the same rider in the Queen Elizabeth and we will just let the dust settle.
“It is a credit to the team to get her here today,” Maher said.
“She travels well and when she can bowl along where she is happy she can generally produce her best.
The BMW 2017: Jameka wins; Ciaron Maher; Rosehill Gardens
media_camera Winning trifecta: owner Col Mckenna, trainer Ciaron Maher and jockey Hugh Bowman with The BMW trophy.
The Ciaron Maher-trained Jameka also gave Bowman a third win in The BMW after his previous successes with Fiveandahalfstar (2013) and Preferment last year.
“It’s great to win this race in honour of Emancipation, a great mare that my old boss Ron Quinton used to ride,” Bowman said.
The filly Lasqueti Spirit opened up a six-lengths lead mid-race with Jameka trailing her and taking the field up to the tearaway frontrunner.
Jameka did her best impersonation of Winx, putting a margin of six-and-a-half lengths on her chasing rivals.