“At that stage, people had not been greatly exposed to Toronado’s yearlings, so he flew under the radar. He was a lovely forward type and an excellent representation of his sire.”“Although initially, Messara thought he might have needed a bit more time with his High Chaparral bloodlines, after his first two trials, he looked to be quite progressive. As we know, Toronado was precocious himself, and won at Group 2 level as a two-year-old.”
Messara will now look to push on and aim for some stake’s races in the Autumn for Powertrain, provided he has come through the race well.
“Being out of a Not A Single Doubt mare, he is probably bred to go to 1200 to 1400 metres, potentially even a mile, rather than stick to pure 1100 metre contests. He is the perfect late two-year-old, 1400 metres horse,” Sangster said.
Powertrain’s dam, Push and Shove was purchased by Arrowfield as a yearling and was sent to Swettenham in her first year at stud. She is a half-sister to Group 1 performer and listed winner Raceway, out of the Flying Spur mare, Claws.