Decrypt makes case for Curragh bid with Cork triumph

Lightly-raced colt is held in high regard

  • Saturday 20 April
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Owner-trainer Paddy Twomey is seriously thinking of running Decrypt in the Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh after the grey put up a smart performance to win the BetVictor Race at Cork.

The Dark Angel colt – not seen since winning his maiden over six furlongs at the Curragh in June – asserted in the final furlong in the hands of Billy Lee to see off Manjeer by three lengths.

Klute was another length and a quarter behind the 7-4 favourite in third place.

“He is a nice horse and I had this race in mind from a long way back,” said Twomey, who is based in County Tipperary.

“I was looking for it in the calendar, last year it was a furlong further and I was only ever going to come here.

“I did expect him to do that and he is a horse who physically got stronger and bigger in himself and I didn’t feel it was the right thing to do last year by running him again (after his maiden win).

“He has length and strength, I asked Billy and he said he would get a mile no problem.

“We’ll see what we’ll do and I have an idea in my head what to do with him, but I wouldn’t be frightened with the idea of running him in the Guineas. He definitely wouldn’t run before the Guineas.”

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