Torvill Powers Home in Gold Coast Bracelet
Mark Smith - Saturday April 28

After a frustrating run of minor placings at the Sydney Autumn Carnival, the Not A Single Doubt filly Torvill was a well-deserved winner of Saturday's Listed Aquis Park Gold Coast Bracelet (1630m) at Doomben.

Placed in the Group 1 Surround Stakes and the Group II Light Fingers Stakes at Randwick as well as the Group III Kembla Grange Classic, Torvill was winning for the first time since the Listed Reginal Allen Quality back in October last year (pictured).

Ridden by James Orman for Warwick Farm-based trainer Clarry Conners, Torvill overcame an outside barrier to defeat Another Dollar (Ocean Park) by one and a quarter lengths with Improvise (Hinchinbrook) the same distance back in third.


Making her 12th start this season, Torvill advances her record to 3 wins, 4 seconds and 2 thirds from 15 starts with earnings of $377,115.

"She had the class edge here because she has been Group One placed but it was still a big run," Orman told AAP.

Connors is overseas attending the Kentucky Derby. It is anticipated that Torvill will attempt to become his third Queensland Oaks winner after Zagalia (2003) and Allow (2006).

A half-sister to the stakes-placed Bolero King, Torvill is out of the winning Iglesia mare Bolero Queen whose dam is a half-sister to the grand sprinter Cangronde.

Sadly, Torvill is the final foal of Bolero Queen who died in October last year.

 

Aquis Park Gold Coast Bracelet LR 1630m
Doomben Track: Good(4) Time: 1:38.02
1
1.3
Torvill
T: C E Conners J: James Orman 56.5
3f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Bolero Queen (AUS) (Iglesia (AUS))
2
1.3
Another Dollar
T: C J Waller J: J Lloyd 56.5
3f Ocean Park (NZ) x Make A Wish (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $190,000
V:Waikato Stud, Matamata, NZ
B: Chris Waller Racing $190,000
3
2.6
Improvise
T: C J Waller J: D J Browne 56.5
3f Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Karalee (AUS) (O'Reilly (NZ))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud Scone NSW
B: Chris Waller Racing $200,000
4
2.7
Play That Song
T: M D Moroney J: M Cahill 56.5
3f Smart Missile (AUS) x Simply Carina (USA) (El Prado (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $270,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Paul Moroney Bloodstock $270,000
5
3.8
Skate To Paris
T: Chris Munce J: Ron Stewart 56.5
3f Bradbury's Luck (AUS) x Paris Blu (AUS) (Murphy's Blu Boy (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $10,000
V:Wyalla Thoroughbreds Darling Downs Qld
B: Munce Racing $10,000
6
3.9
Susurri
T: B J Lockwood J: B Pengelly 56.5
3f Von Costa De Hero (AUS) x Whisper Her Name (AUS) (French Deputy (USA))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $11,000
V:Waylon J Stud Wamuran Qld
B: Jonathan Davies As Agent $11,000
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $2,000
V:Eliza Park International Kerrie Vic
B: Brian Smith $2,000
7
4.0
Coral Coast
T: Anthony Freedman J: Regan Bayliss 56.5
3f So You Think (NZ) x Dorabella (NZ) (Postponed (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $360,000
V:Kia-Ora Stud Scone NSW
B: James Bester Bloodstock $360,000
8
4.2
La Scopa
T: M J Dunn J: J Byrne 56.5
3f Show A Heart (AUS) x Amalfi Dreams (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
9
4.5
Impulsive
T: C J Waller J: R Fradd 56.5
3f So You Think (NZ) x Procrastinate (AUS) (Jade Hunter (USA))
10
6.0
Hardly Surprising
T: C Maher J: P Hammersley 56.5
3f All Too Hard (AUS) x Annamarie (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $250,000
V:Raheen Stud Darling Downs Qld
B: Dermot Farrington $250,000
11
7.5
Ruby Red Heart
T: Desleigh Forster J: Daniel Griffin 56.5
3f Show A Heart (AUS) x Red Spot Special (NZ) (Red Ransom (USA))
12
7.7
Boom Boom Epic
T: A J Edmonds J: M McGillivray 56.5
3f Sebring (AUS) x Rosekay Heart (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
13
8.0
Beach Drum
T: M A Kropp J: J L Taylor 56.5
3f Drumbeats (AUS) x Beach Lady (NZ) (Scaredee Cat (NZ))
14
17.0
Real Princess
T: L F Birchley J: B N Stewart 56.5
3f Real Saga (AUS) x Dan's Princess (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $82,500
V:Glenlogan Park Innisplain Qld
B: LB Racing $82,500
15
21.5
Missybeel
T: Bjorn Baker J: S Galloway 56.5
3f Savabeel (AUS) x Sitting Pretty (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $210,000
V:Waikato Stud, Matamata, NZ
B: Bjorn Baker Racing / Blandford Bloodstock $210,000