Toronado will be given plenty of time to recover from York
Last Updated: 22/08/13 3:59pm
Toronado: Will be checked over by the vets
Sussex Stakes winner Toronado will be given plenty of time to recover from his disappointing display in the Juddmonte International at York on Wednesday.
Richard Hannon jnr, the Wiltshire handler's son and assistant, said at York on Thursday that the three-year-old is likely to have a breathing operating after he was reportedly found to have displaced a palate.
A similar problem came to light after the colt only finished fourth in the 2000 Guineas and he will now be prepared for either Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Champions Day at Ascot of the Breeders' Cup in America.
"He didn't run his race at all," Hannon jnr said on www.richardhannonracing.co.uk. "He wouldn't have won over six furlongs, seven furlongs or a mile, he was beaten before the trip came into it.
"It's just a shame we didn't get to see him at his best over a mile and a quarter. The vet will go through him, but we've got time to get over it with the big mile races two months away."