Craig Williams To Ride Encryption 1kg Over

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Champion Melbourne jockey Craig Williams will ride colt one kilogram over his allocated 50kg in the Group One .

The James Cummings-trained Encryption is one of two three-year-old colts, the other being Charge, on 50kg in Saturday's 1100m handicap at which has a capacity field of 18 plus four emergencies.

Exciting sprinter , winner of nine of his 13 starts, was the $2.20 favourite on Wednesday to win his first Group One race.

The four-year-old gelding, recent winner of the Group Two , was the only runner at single figure odds after drawing barrier five.

Encryption finished third to Oakleigh Plate rival Bons Away and fellow three-year-old colt Written By in the Listed at Caulfield on February 2 and the well-bred sprinter is chasing a valuable Group One win on Saturday.

He is a son of 11-time Group One winner Lonhro out of four-time Group One winner Guelph whose elite level victories included the Thousand Guineas at Caulfield.

Encryption's biggest win from 13 starts is the Group Two Danehill Stakes (1200m) at .

His best results from four attempts at Group One level are fifth placings in the on the corresponding program last year and the Stud Stakes last spring.

“He's a wonderfully bred colt,” Cummings said.

“He ran third against the older horses first-up in a really good lead-up to the Oakleigh Plate.

“I'd love to see in a big bunched finish where something is flying along late, Encryption being the one because it would just be massive for his page to have a Group One next to his name.”

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