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The Jessica Harrington-trained Torcedor filled the runner-up spot in the curtain opener for QIPCO British Champions Day, the Group 2 QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup over two miles.
“I’m absolutely delighted with the horse,” said Irish trainer Harrington. “He’s beaten Order Of St George once and he’s been beaten by him twice and that’s the nearest he’s even got to him other than the time we beat him, so I’m completely delighted.
“He’s very tough and he’ll go on improving. I didn’t think he was a 25-1 shot and I told everyone to back him each-way.”
Torcedor’s jockey Colm O’Donoghue reported: “This is the best I ever rode him – Jessica Harrington had him in amazing form. He’s run an amazing race in defeat, possibly around 10lb above his best. He’s improved since the St Leger in Ireland so I knew he was coming here in good form.”
Torcedor had got the better of Order Of St George in the Coolmore Vintage Ctop 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.
At Ascot, he looked sure to win a furlong out but Order Of St George wore him down in the final strides.
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