Mahogany sends strong warning with crushing victory at Caymanas Park
Trainer Ian Parsard MAHOGANY on Sunday destroyed the United States-bred pair, SIR ALTON and CRAFTY AND READY, winning by six and a half lengths at seven and a half furlongs in a fast 1:31.2 at Caymanas Park.
The big performance comes ahead of April’s 2000 Guineas in which he will face the classics’ winter-book favourite, Gary Subratie’s WOW WOW.
Carrying 110lb with Dane Dawkins, MAHOGANY moved away from 126lb topweight, SIR ALTON, four and a half furlongs out in terrifying opening-quarter splits of 22.3, increasing to 45.4 for the half-mile then 1:10.0 for six furlongs, which crippled the chasing Americans.
MAHOGANY, a 9-5 chance, was securing a third straight win.
Parsard saddled two other winners on the 11-race card. The other winners were HARRY’S TRAIN in the previous event, who, running with lasix administered made all with Omar Walker at five furlongs round. Walker was also aboard Parsard’s ice breaker, SUPERLUMINAL, who outclassed runner-up ATLANTIC BLUE, BRUCE WAYNE and speedy GOD OF LOVE in the Alexander Hamilton Trophy at a mile for open allowance horses.
Dane Nelson also rode two winners, BALTUSROL and BELLIGERENT KING, ending the weekend with five winners after booting home a hat-trick the previous day.
Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Saturday.