The Winners Continue to Flow for Toronado - Two Impressive Winners at Sandown

Mark Smith - Wednesday April 1

Swettenham Stud’s stallion Toronado (IRE) has been on fire of late and the striking son of High Chaparral (IRE) provided two very impressive winners at Sandown-Lakeside on Wednesday.Quall Hollow kicks off the day for Toronado - racing photos

Ballymore Stables three-year-old gelding Quail Hollow got the ball rolling when breaking his maiden over 1300m at his fourth start.

After challenging for the lead in the early stages, Jordan Childs elected to take a hold of Quail Hollow who received a cosy run one out, one back.

After losing ground when bumped by Lighthorse Lad at the point of the turn,  Quail Hollow knuckled down to his tasked to defeat the Brazen Beau colt Beau Zoom by three-quarters of a length with the Deep Field gelding Bayvista a short-head back in third.

A $50,000 purchase by Paul Moroney Bloodstock out of the Merrivale Farm draft at the 2018 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, Quail Hollow is a half-brother to four winners including the stakes-placed Floridita (Fasliyev).

His imported dam Rose Pompadour (IRE) (Indian Ridge) is a three-quarter-sister to Rain Flower the dam of Epson Oaks and German Oaks winner Dancing Rain and a half-sister to the dam of Epsom Derby winner Dr Devious from the family of Coolmore Stud’s young Deep Impact stallion Saxon Warrior.

A Stakes win does not seem beyond the Dan O'Sullivan-trained Affair To Remember the second of Toronado’s winners at Sandown.

With apprentice Michael Poy in the saddle, Affair to Remember was standing up the Daci Brahma filly Sierra Sue three lengths with 100 metres to run but she charged home to win by a head in the benchmark 64 over 1600 metres.

It was the second win in seven starts for the daughter of Toronado (IRE) who had a taste of Stakes company when sixth in the Group II Sandown Guineas last November.Affair To Remember leaves it late - racing photos

“She got a lot further back than I thought she would but it was a great effort to chase down a horse that had win its first two starts,” O’Sullivan said.

“She’s always showed great ability and it was a relief to get that one today.

O’Sullivan nominated a VOBIS Gold race over 1600m at Flemington as Affair To Remembers next start.

Raced by her breeder David Peacock and partners, Affair To Remember is the fifth winner from as many to race out of the good class Black Hawk mare St Trinians.

A tri8pe stakes-winner in Adelaide St Trinians has produced the Group I SAJC Schweppes Oaks third Bahamas and the stakes-placed Exodus.

St Trinians has a 2yo full-sister to Affair To Remember named Uniquely and a weanling sister.

She was covered by Sioux Nation (USA) last spring.

Swettenham Stud shuttler Toronado (IRE) has started April off where he left in March in which he chalked up 13 winners.  



Race Result - Clanbrooke Racing (Bm64) 1600m

Sandown-Lakeside Track: Good(3) Time: 1:36.76
Affair To Remember
T: Dan O'Sullivan J: Michael Poy 59
3f Toronado (IRE) x St Trinians (AUS) (Black Hawk (GB))
Sierra Sue
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: Thomas Stockdale 59
3f Darci Brahma (NZ) x Centree (NZ) (Centaine (AUS))
Walking Flying
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: Jye McNeil 60
3f Tavistock (NZ) x Veloce Bella (NZ) (Volksraad (GB))
Gina Lola
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: Lachlan King 59
3f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Radiant Star (AUS) (Success Express (USA))
You Hadme At Hello
T: T & C McEvoy J: B Melham 60
3f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Hello (USA) (Smoke Glacken (USA))
Entrez Boo
T: Julius Sandhu J: D W Stackhouse 58.5
3f Shamexpress (NZ) x Peek A Boo (NZ) (Thorn Park (AUS))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $90,000
V:Windsor Park Stud
B: Ciaron Maher Racing
Night Passage
T: T & C McEvoy J: Jamie Kah 59.5
3f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Court Pastoral (GB) (Mount Nelson (GB))
Song Brocade
T: Dan O'Sullivan J: M Zahra 58.5
3f Zoffany (IRE) x Peony Fairy (USA) (Mr. Greeley (USA))
Bons Abroad
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: D Dunn 59.5
3f Bon Hoffa (AUS) x Villa Albani (AUS) (Mossman (AUS))
T: Michael Trotter J: Beau Mertens 59.5
3f Turffontein (AUS) x Inkster (AUS) (Umatilla (NZ))
T: T J Hughes Jnr J: J Winks 59.5
3f Toronado (IRE) x Miss Octopussy (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Early Morning Rise
T: D T O'Brien J: D Oliver 59.5
3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Kay's Awake (NZ) (Towkay (AUS))
All Too Terrific
T: L & T Corstens J: L Nolen 60
3f All Too Hard (AUS) x Terrific Tulla (AUS) (Shamardal (USA))
T: James Cummings J: B Rawiller 59.5
3f Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Sastruga (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
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