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Decreto too good in Class 4 race

A perfect hold-up run behind the speed saw Decreto going home the best in the $50,000 Class 4 race over 1100m on Friday.

Decreto too good in Class 4 race

A perfect hold-up run behind the speed saw Decreto going home the best in the $50,000 Class 4 race over 1100m on Friday.

Decreto winning the CLASS 4
Decreto winning the CLASS 4 Picture:Singapore Turf Club

The Young Keah Yong-trained gelding always travelled like a sound $11 investment after taking the drop behind the leading duo of Pioneer Seven (Iskandar Rosman) and Cerdan (Daniel Moor).


Once Troy See angled Decreto Horseform out for his run at the top of the straight, it would have taken a brave man to tip against the Red Giant five-year-old landing his fourth career win.

Pioneer Seven did try to muster a counter-attack against the favourite for a few strides, but Decreto just ground his way past to score with 1 ½ lengths to spare.

Mikcaipho (Azhar Ismail) took third place another 1 ¼ lengths away. The winning time was 1min 6.56secs for the 1100m on Polytrack.

Young said he thought Decreto’s chances would be enhanced after the original 12-horse field was reduced to nine following the withdrawals of Super Hero, Warrior King and Lucky Master.

“After the three scratchings, it became a small field, I had more confidence he could win,” said the Singaporean trainer.

“This horse is competitive in Class 4. That’s his third win for me, he’s been a useful horse to us and the owners.”

With that fourth win (first win came under the care of Kuah Cheng Tee at his debut in February 2017), Decreto’s total earnings have now swollen past the $155,000 mark for the Synthetic Stable.

See, who has now been aboard at three of Decreto’s four wins, played down his input in the latest win.

“He was too good. He jumped so well and was in the box seat the whole way,” said the 2018 Singapore champion apprentice jockey who has graduated to the senior ranks since the turn of the year.

“He just puts himself there, I was pretty confident he would be right in the finish. Anyone would have won on him.”


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