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King Torus

King Torus is the one to take out of this year’s Chesham Stakes. Richard Hannon’s colt was drawn in stall 11 out of 13, and as a result, he had to race on the outside of runners throughout, out in the centre of the track, the slowest part of the course all week. He travelled well and picked up nicely a furlong out to challenge the leader, but his run just petered out inside the final 100 yards, and he eventually finished fourth.

This was still a good performance. He wasn’t favoured by racing where he raced and he is worth another chance. The winner Zaidan was impressive, he showed a really good turn of foot, but he did have the advantage of racing closer to the inside rail. A son of Oratorio, King Torus had been really impressive on his racecourse debut, his only previous run, when he showed a nice turn of foot to win a Leicester maiden by five lengths. Connections apparently hold him in high regard and he is in the right hands with Richard Hannon, who already has 37 two-year-old wins to his name so far this year. He will be of interest next time, and it may be that he is more effective over six furlongs than over seven.

19th June 2010