Racing: Jameka turns tables on Humidor in BMW

By AAP

Horse racing Humidor being lead by John Carter after winning the Australian Cup at Flemington. Photo / Bruno Cannatelli
Horse racing Humidor being lead by John Carter after winning the Australian Cup at Flemington. Photo / Bruno Cannatelli

Jameka has exacted group one revenge on her last-start conqueror, Humidor, in emphatic style, spacing the Australian Cup winner by 6 lengths in the A$1.5 million BMW at Rosehill.

The winner of the Caulfield Cup last spring, the Ciaron Maher-trained Jameka was the equal favourite in the Australian Cup two weeks ago when Humidor collared her to win by a long neck.

The step up from 2000m to 2400m on Saturday was in Jameka's favour, as was the pre-race certainty she would have Lasqueti Spirit to follow.

"It was a super effort today and what a ride by Hughie [Bowman]," Maher said.

"It was one of her target races and I'm just rapt to get it done."

Three-year-old filly Lasqueti Spirit led by many lengths but found the going tough in the run home and weakened to finish fifth as the older horses came at her.

Exospheric, third in the Australian Cup, finished in the same position, 1 lengths behind Humidor.

Hugh Bowman was thrilled to win the race for Maher.

"I won the VRC Oaks for Ciaron a few years ago on Set Square and I've had a limited but very good association since," he said.

"This mare was dominant in winning the Caulfield Cup ... She made my job easy. I just had to keep her happy, keep her in her rhythm."

Jameka's next start could be against Winx in two weeks in the A$4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick.

If that is the case, Maher will have to find a new jockey, with Bowman stuck to the champion like glue.

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