Toronado On The Board
Mark Smith - Friday February 1

Swettenham Stud's striking High Chaparral IRE) stallion Toronado (IRE) is off the mark in Australia when the Paul Messara-trained Powertrain made an impressive career debut over (1100m) at Scone on Thursday.

There were hopes that Matt Laurie's highly regarded Prince Of Sussex would make it a double on the day for Toronado (IRE) when he made his debut at Pakenham. But after showing speed to take up the running the odds-on favourite raced greenly in the closing stages to finish a close up fourth behind the Dissident colt Outlandos.

Ashley Morgan made full use of Powertrain's inside barrier to push through and lead but he came under extreme pressure from the I Am Invincible colt Vici who looked to put a neck on Powertrain at the 200 metres before the Toronado gelding rallied to win by a neck with Deviate (Not A Single Doubt) two and a quarter lengths back in third.

Powertrain (pictured above as a yearling ) carries the colours of Arrowfield Stud after failing to make his $100,000 reserve at the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

He is the first foal of the Not A Single Doubt mare Push And Shove who has a colt by Dundeel in the Arrowfield Stud draft at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale. (Lot 620). (pictured right)

Group 1 Sussex Stakes and Group 1 Princess Anne Stakes winner Toronado (IRE) covered 166 mares at Swettenham Stud last spring at a fee of $22,000.

Toronado in upcoming sales:
Warwick Menlove Hcp 1100m
Scone Track: Good(3) Time: 1:04.07
T: Paul Messara J: Ashley Morgan 57.5
2g Toronado (IRE) x Push And Shove (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
T: P and P Snowden J: K Jennings 57.5
2c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Emmalene (AUS) (Jet Spur (AUS))
T: Brett Thompson J: Ms W Costin 58
2f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Anadan (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: John & Sandra Harding
Salsa Dreaming
T: K A Lees J: R Thompson 57.5
2g Pluck (USA) x Cha Cha Chestnut (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
Captain Solo
T: K A Lees J: A Gibbons 57.5
2c Jakkalberry (IRE) x Errant (NZ) (Jungle Pocket (JPN))
She's Sizzling
T: J C Deamer J: Josh Adams 55.5
2f Sizzling (AUS) x Spirit Of The Nile (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))