Talented Tarzino three-year-old Torranzino takes victory at Caulfield. 

Photo Credit \ Bruno Cannatelli.

Raw Torranzino Long on Talent

Torranzino is far from the finished product, but he’s an exciting staying prospect who is expected to realise his full potential with further experience.

The son of Tarzino successfully bridged the gap from the country to the city at Caulfield on Saturday to put away his age group rivals over 2000 metres.

The Paul Preusker-trained gelding had broken his maiden over ground at his sixth start at Warracknabeal and seven days later enjoyed further success, despite racing ungenerously.

“He’s still a work in progress and we’ve been trying to teach him to relax a bit,” regular rider Dean Yendall said.

Torranzino settled back on the fence before angling off the rail and was into the clear 400 metres from home.

“He did a good job when we got to the outside, but he did want to lay in a bit under pressure,” Yendall said.

“He’s got a few tricks and he made me earn my keep.”

Yendall said Torranzino needed genuinely run races to showcase his staying ability.

“At Warracknabeal there was a bit of speed in the race and this time they went slowly. He will settle better on a good tempo.”

Bred by the Payne family, Torranzino was purchased out of Phoenix Park’s draft at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale by Preusker for $75,000.

He is a son of the Helmet mare Goldilicious, who is a half-sister to the Group 3 Desert Gold Stakes winner Showbeel.

The second dam the Group 1 New Zealand Stakes and G1 South Australian Derby winner Showella and her daughter Showcause was a multiple Group 2 winner