An unbeaten seven-furlong juvenile Group 2 scorer whom Timeform rated 113p, Toronado became one of the leading milers in Europe at three and four years of age.
One of the fastest and best sons of the dual Derby and dual Breeders' Cup Turf hero High Chaparral (by Sadler's Wells), he stands at the National Stud in Newmarket and covered 152 mares in his first season. He also shuttles to Swettenham Stud in Australia.
He beat Havana Gold by four lengths in the Group 3 Craven Stakes on his seasonal reapperance at three, finished fourth behind Dawn Approach in the Group 1 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, and then failed narrowly against that same rival in the Group 1 St James's Palace Stakes at Ascot before gaining his revenge with a half-length win against the chestnut in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes.
Timeform rated him 133 at three and 127 at four, the latter a season that began with defeat of Verrazano in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes at Ascot. He then chased home Kingman in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes, was pipped by Charm Spirit in the Group 1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp and was favourite when finishing down the field behind Karakontie in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Mile on his final start.
His dam, Wana Doo (by Grand Slam), won twice in France, she is a half-sister to the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy winner and successful 2016 freshman sire Casamento (by Shamardal), and she is out of Wedding Gift (by Always Fair), who was a pattern-placed stakes winner in France.
Those who appear in branches of the third generation of the family include the Australian Group 1 scorers French Clock (by Rancho Ruler) and Heart Of Dreams (by Show A Heart), both of who are geldings. Such Style (by Sassafras), Toronado's third dam, was a half-sister to the Grade 1-placed Group 2 Prix Hocquart scorer Regency (by Dancing Brave) and also to Britannia's Rule (by Blakeney), the Oaks-placed Listed Lupe Stakes winner who produced four stakes-winners at stud and whose descendants include the Group 3 Rockfel Stakes winner Name Of Love (by Petardia).
The useful first-season results compiled by Casamento, who looks likely to do better with his three-year-olds than with juveniles, offer encouragement also for the prospects of Toronado, even though the pair represents different sire lines. He looks likely to get some good freshman results in 2018 even though his best results are also likely to come with three-year-olds and older horses.
TORONADO (IRE) – b.2010 – High Chaparral – Wana Doo, 6 wins inc Sussex Stakes (Gr1), Queen Anne Stakes (Gr1), Champagne Stakes (Gr2), Craven Stakes (Gr3), Winkfield Stakes (L), 2nd Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (Gr1), Sussex Stakes (Gr1), St James's Palace Stakes (Gr1). Sire in England & Australia. First foals in 2016.
FOALS CATALOGUED (updated)
bc – Alamanni (by Elusive Quality) Tattersalls Nov 42,000gns
bf – Amarullah (by Daylami) Tattersalls Nov 18,000gns
bf – Angus Newz (by Compton Place) Tattersalls Nov 10,000gns
chf – Biased (by Haafhd) Tattersalls Nov 5,000gns
bc – Break Time (by Dansili) Tattersalls Nov 31,000gns
bf – Broughtons Charm (by Invincible Spirit) Tattersalls Nov 30,000gns
bf – Camp Fire (by Lahib) Tattersalls Nov 24,000gns
bc – Clincher (by Royal Applause) Tattersalls Nov 20,000gns
chc – Crown (by Royal Applause) Tattersalls Nov 145,000gns
bc – Dancing Moon (by Danehill Dancer) Tattersalls Nov 8,000gns
bf – Daysiwaay (by Daylami) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
chc – Dutch Diamond (by Dutch Art) Tattersalls Nov not sold
chc – Echo of Dubai (by Echo of Light) Tattersalls Nov 20,000gns
bc – Enliven (by Dansili) Goffs Nov €38,000
bf – Fanny May (by Nayef) Tattersalls Nov not sold
bc – Fligaz (by Panis) Goffs Nov €14,000
bc - Gaiete (by Kentucky Dynamite) Arqana Dec €90,000
bc – Gay Mirage (by Highest Honor) Tattersalls Nov 42,000gns
bc – Green Tern (by Miswaki) Tattersalls Nov 62,000gns
bf – Hasty (by Invincible Spirit) Tattersalls Nov 13,000gns
bc – Inner Sea (by Henrythenavigator) Tattersalls Nov 30,000gns
bf – Irishstone (by Danehill Dancer) Tattersalls Nov (p/s) 12,000gns
bc – Jules (by Danehill) Tattersalls Nov 41,000gns
chc – Keep The Secret (by Sakhee's Secret) Tattersalls Nov (p/s) 20,000gns
bf – Key Light (by Acclamation) Tattersalls Nov 70,000gns
bc – Lily Link (by Rail Link) Tattersalls Nov 120,000gns
bf – Lyra's Daemon (by Singspiel) Tattersalls Nov 1,000gns
bc - Mahendra (by Next Desert) Arqana Dec €30,000
bf – Manbaa (by Jazil) Tattersalls Nov 20,000gns
chf – Miss Mediator (by Consolidator) Tattersalls Nov (p/s) 25,000gns
bc – Mullein (by Oasis Dream) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bf – My Broken Drum (by Slickly) Tattersalls Nov 1,500gns
bf – Myth And Magic (by Namid) Goffs Nov €10,500
bf – Okavango (by Nayef) Goffs Nov €9,500
bc – Parthenos (by Tiger Hill) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bc – Pelagia (by Lycius) Tattersalls Nov 19,000gns
bf – Queenofthenorth (by Halling) Goffs Nov withdrawn
bf – Rainbow's Edge (by Rainbow Quest) Tattersalls Nov 34,000gns
bc – Raskutani (by Dansili) Tattersalls Nov 190,000gns
bc – Rawoof (by Nayef) Tattersalls Nov 35,000gns
bf – Rosa Bud (by Cape Cross) Tattersalls Nov not sold
bc – Show Rainbow (by Haafhd) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bf – Song To The Moon (by Oratorio) Goffs Nov not sold
bc – Sparkling Eyes (by Lujain) Tattersalls Nov 16,000gns
bf – Suite (by Invincible Spirit) Goffs Nov not sold
bf – Sun City (by Montjeu) Goffs Nov €7,500
bc – Tamara Moon (by Acclamation) Tattersalls Nov 40,000gns
bf - Tipsy Me (by Selkirk) Arqana Dec €15,000
bc – Trust The Wind (by Dansili) Tattersalls Nov 58,000gns
bf – Unquenchable (by Kingmambo) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bc – Vivid Blue (by Haafhd) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
chf – Wakeup Little Suzy (by Peintre Celebre) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn