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Torcedor is a talented stayer with a penchant for Ascot – perhaps not surprising given he is quite closely related to four-time Gold Cup winner Yeats.
In 2018 he was a runaway winner of the Longines sagaro Stakes at the venue and then finished third behind Stradivarius and Vazirabad in the Gold Cup – being beaten three parts of a length. Order Of St George, a familiar rival to him, was fourth.
Trainer Jessica Harrington said: “Torcedor has run a brilliant race. He saw the trip out very well today and kept on finding all the way to the line.
“He goes on that ground, but on soft ground, he probably goes on it better than other horses. He goes just as well as other horses on fast ground, but I think he does like softer conditions. It was a great performance and hopefully we’ll bring him back again next year.
Torcedor’s jockey Colm O’Donoghue added: “He ran a tremendous race. Mrs Harrington had a lot of faith in him coming here and she knew he was in top form. Obviously, we are disappointed but it was a good run.”
Torcedor had previously got the better of Order Of St George in the Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan in April, albeit in receipt of 5lb, but had been no match for the same rival in the Irish St Leger – being beaten nine lengths into second.
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