A perfect hold-up run behind the speed saw Decreto going home the best in the S$50,000 Class 4 race over 1100m on Friday.
The Young Keah Yong-trained gelding always travelled like a sound $11 investment after taking the drop behind the leading duo of Pioneer Seven and Cerdan.
Once Troy See angled Decreto 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.
Young said he thought Decreto’s chances would be enhanced after the original 12-horse field was reduced to nine.
“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 S$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.” -STC