Bank on Mahogany in Eileen Cliggott
MAHOGANY returns better off at the scale than SHE'S MY DESTINY, his only supposed speed threat in Saturday's Eileen Cliggott Memorial at six and a half furlongs.
MAHOGANY allowed SHE'S MY DESTINY 28lb in the Gold Cup, beating her by 10 lengths. SHE'S MY DESTINY is actually 14lb worse off, carrying 112lb, as opposed to the 98lb she had in the Gold Cup.
Similar to the seven-furlong Gold Cup, which he won by two and a half lengths with topweight 126lb, MAHOGANY's sustained speed at six and a half furlongs makes him a five-star banker all day.
Last time out, MAHOGANY used his terrifying pace to run rivals into the ground in the Ian Levy, similar to October's Gold Cup, registering his 14th win from 23 starts, underlining his dominance in sprints to middle-distance races.
Off-colour KING ARTHUR and recent overnight-allowance winner, CURLIN'S AFFAIR, are no-hopers in the five-horse field and DUKE sitting 16lb off MAHOGANY is also farcical.
A suicide pace in the December 3 Mouttet Mile, MAHOGANY being pressed by RUNAWAY ALGO, ATOMICA and SHE'S MY DESTINY, had allowed DUKE to come from way back to steal second on the line from JORDON REIGN'S.
DUKE has done little since returning to open-allowance company where he has lost consecutive races to I'VE GOT MAGIC.
MAHOGANY turned the tables on Mouttet Mile-winner EXCESSIVE FORCE in the Ian Levy Cup when last out, stalking I'VE GOT MAGIC before kicking off the home turn for a four-length victory in 1:44.1 at eight-and-a-half furlongs.