Decrypt on target for Guineas

Tuesday, May 14 2019

Decrypt is set for a hike in class as trainer Paddy Twomey plans a crack at the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas.

The Dark Angel colt has won two of his three starts to date, in a Curragh maiden on his second juvenile outing last June before making a victorious reappearance at Cork last month.

He was a cosy three-length winner that day, and Twomey is eager to test his mettle at the highest level at the Curragh on Saturday week.

He said: “He’s very much on target for the Irish 2,000 Guineas.

“I was happy with him at Cork – he did what I hoped he would do, and I’m looking forward to running him next Saturday.

“I don’t think the ground will really matter to him. He’s won on good to firm and good ground, so I’d not be worried about that.”

Decrypt is a 14-1 chance for the Irish 2,000 Guineas, with Newmarket victor Magna Grecia the general 8-13 favourite.

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