Dec 28, 2012
It is always a good sign when a lightly raced horse who has always shown promise resumes with an easy win.
Which is just want Toranos did at Mornington on Thursday - the up-and-coming four-year-old rounding up his rivals in a 2019m maiden before racing clear by 2 1/2 lengths.
Having his first run since striking heavy going in the St Leger back in April, the talented bay had been in the placings two of his first five starts - always displaying staying potential.
"He is a horse who is going to appreciate more ground," Michael Kent said, "so it was encouraging to see him put in such a good first up performance."
Bred and raced by the Arch Of Gold Syndicate (managers Frank & Sally Anne Tagg), Wayne & Kerrie Tagg, Toranos races in the same well known yellow and red colours as his globe-trotting multiple Group One winning sire Elvstroem (pictured).
His dam is the Last Tycoon mare Zandra, a half sister to the Gr.3 placed Gladwell from the family of the US Group One winners Gold Fever and Bellamy Road.