Swettenham stud sire Toronado (Swettenham Stud)

The other 2-year-old race at Sale saw a familiar combination to the fore with trainer Matt Laurie producing a smart son of Toronado (Ire) in the colours of Paul Dugan.

Dugan raced Prince Of Sussex (Toronado {Ire}) with success with Laurie, winning the $1 million VOBIS Gold Showdown at Caulfield in 2019, with that horse subsequently sold to Hong Kong, where he has raced as Lucky Express and won one race and placed in a Listed Hong Kong Classic Mile.

The Laurie-trained Chartres is a 2-year-old gelding of some promise based on his strong 1l victory over Red Hot Nicc (Nicconi) and Throw At Da Stumps (Rich Enuff) in his 1206 metre maiden.

“Paul is a good client of mine and he acquired the horse. I must admit when he arrived he wasn’t the most impressive looking animal, but he has developed and has got a good engine and they are going to have a lot of fun with him,” Laurie said.

“He has got a lovely, big action, he looks tough, is by a stallion that everybody is talking about, so I’m sure he’ll be able to put a good race away.”

“He (Chartres) has got a lovely, big action, he looks tough, is by a stallion (Toronado) that everybody is talking about, so I’m sure he’ll be able to put a good race away.” – Matt Laurie

Chartres becomes the fourth winner from Swettenham Stud resident Toronado’s third Australian crop and his 108th winner overall.

Toronado has just returned to Australia ahead of his seventh season where the son of High Chaparral (Ire) will stand at $49,500 (inc GST).

Toronado (Ire) | Standing at Swettenham Stud

Article Courtesy of TDN