Fast Lane for Torcedor

Pencarrow Racing tasted international success with Torcedor (Fastnet Rock x Magnolia Lane) an impressive winner in the €12,500 Curragh Kilashee Maiden Stakes (2400m) at Ireland’s The Curragh Racecourse.

Trained by David Wachman, this is Torcedor’s fourth raceday appearance since beginning his racing career at the start of May. The son of Fastnet Rock placed third on debut followed by a second and a fourth placing prior to his victory at the Group 1 featured Oak’s Day at The Curragh.

“He did it fine and was always threatening to win a maiden”, commented Wachman. “He stays well and is a big fine horse.”

Commencing the race from barrier 6 for jockey Wayne Lordan, Torcedor tracked leaders Secundos Out (Teofilo) and Gelenschik (Dalakhani), travelling in third position. A smooth running race saw Torcedor push forward to gain a narrow lead with 300m to run, securing victory by two-and-a-half-lengths over Gelenschik and Secundos.

Purchased as a yearling at the Deauville August Yearling Sale in France, the now three-year-old gelding is owned and raced by Sir Peter Vela, Sir Patrick Hogan, Laurie Laxon, Mohammed Moussa and managed by Te Akau Racing’s David Ellis.

The son of Fastnet Rock is out of the Sadler’s Wells mare Magnolia Lane, a full-sister to seven-time Group 1 winner Yeats (Sadler’s Wells). Magnolia Lane is also a three-quarter-sister to Listed stakes-winner Nassma (Sadler’s Wells) and is a half-sister to Group 2 winner Solskjaer (Danehill) and Tsukuba Symphony (Danehill), a winner of a Japan Group 3 race.