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Casamento wins Racing Post Trophy Doncaster 23.10.10

Easy Winkfield Stakes winner Toronado is out of a half-sister to Racing Post Trophy hero Casamento

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Bright future for close relation to Casamento

IN the month that one star, So You Think, bowed out, another potential flag-bearer for High Chaparral has emerged in Toronado, who justified his tall reputation with an authoritative win in the Winkfield Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

Purchased by Amanda Skiffington for €55,000 at last year's Arqana August Sale, Toronado is the 36th stakes winner by High Chaparral. That tally includes top runners led by Australian champion So You Think and Canadian Group 1 winner Wigmore Hall as well as a high-class two-year-old in last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Wrote. Toroando becomes the eighth juvenile stakes winner for High Chaparral, himself a Racing Post Trophy winner who developed into a Derby winner at three.

The son of Sadler's Wells stood the past season for €25,000 at Coolmore.

Toronado is the second winner from four foals out of Wana Doo following French jumper Wan (by Tagula). The daughter of Grand Slam was purchased by Toronado's breeder Paul Nataf for €26,000 at the 2006 Goffs November Sale after which her half-brother, Casamento, won the Racing Post Trophy. Wana Doo was sold to Guy Armengol for €22,000 at the 2010 Arqana December Sale and bought back for €30,000 at last year's Goffs November Sale when carrying to Lope De Vega.

Wana Doo has a yearling colt by Bahri.




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