It was a tremendously busy day on Racing TV on Saturday, with the channel showing 44 live races.
Austrian School and Saaheq, both well found in the market, were easy winners of the feature races at Musselburgh, while Name The Wind and Senza Limiti enhanced their reputations by serving up a great finish in the Racing TV Conditions Stakes at Kempton.
Agrotera did well to win the Listed contest at Kempton given she over-raced in the early stages but on the same card Nausha fluffed her lines.
Below are three horses worth adding to your Racing TV trackers. The first is probably not the most original, given how impressively he won, but on a busy day he will have escaped the attention of many.
Winner of the BetVictor Race at Cork
Seven of the 11 runners in the 7f BetVictor Race at Cork went into the race rated 92 or higher – and most were open to more improvement - but Decrypt was all the rage in the betting and those who sent him off at 7-4 never had a moment of concern.
The grey glided through his first race in ten months and quickened up on command under Billy Lee to win easily by three lengths.
Decrypt was more than confirming the promise he showed in two starts as a juvenile (won on the second occasion) and looks all over a pattern performer.
His pedigree is more about speed than stamina but on this evidence he has every chance of staying a mile.
Betfair make him 20-1 for the Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas and, while that would be an altogether different assignment, he should not be underestimated. His owner-trainer, Paddy Twomey, confirmed afterwards he will give the Curragh Classic plenty of consideration.
Third in the Like Racing TV on Facebook Handicap at Musselburgh
Keith Dalgleish’s eight-year-old looked set to record a fourth course win at Musselburgh when he cruised upsides Ventura Gold in the closing stages of the 9f handicap under a motionless Joe Fanning.
However, the racefit leader, who possibly got an easy time in front, was not for stopping under his 5lb claimer and Jacob Black could not get past or even hang on for second – Mont Kinabalu rattling home to deprive him of that position.
The first pair home had both won on their previous outings this month and that was no doubt crucial, with Jacob Black returning from a six-month absence over a trip that also seemed to stretch for him.
It will be a surprise if the handicapper raises him and his mark of 73 is just 1b higher than what he has won off in the past. Keep him in mind with this under his belt, especially back over a mile. He’s also won twice when ridden by an apprentice, so that will be another angle for his connections to consider.
Third in the Racing TV Fillies’ Conditions Stakes at Kempton
The William Haggas-trained daughter of Born To Sea was very easy to back on her reappearance (went off at 3-1 after being 13-8 overnight) and raced with the choke out in the early stages.
It still briefly looked like she might overhaul front-running El Gumryah up the straight but she faded into third, her early exertions and possible lack of peak fitness telling when it mattered most.
Rainbow Heart should be a different proposition next time, probably back on turf, and she certainly looked interesting as a juvenile – shaping well on her debut behind Qabala at Newmarket before bolting up next time.
It will be interesting to see how the handicapper assesses her. The pair who beat her at Kempton went in to the race rated 83 and 82, respectively, but she’s better than that.