Rene Piechulek believes Torquator Tasso has each probability of efficiently defending his Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe title within the autumn.
The five-year-old was a shock 80/1 winner of the ParisLongchamp spotlight final yr, triumphing at large odds for coach Marcel Weiss and his rider Piechulek having received the Group One Grosser Preis von Baden as his heat up occasion.
Torquator Tasso disenchanted on his return this season, however having bounced again to successful type in a Hamburg Group Two, he completed a wonderful second behind Pyledriver within the King George at Ascot final month on unsuitably fast floor.
A repeat within the Grosser Preis von Baden is subsequent on the agenda on September 4, with Piechulek reporting the son of Adlerflug to be in good type at residence.
He mentioned: “He’s OK. He’s wonderful. When he got here again from the King George, the coach was proud of him.
“He ran an ideal race. Everybody was blissful – the coach, the proprietor and me. Subsequent cease is Baden-Baden.
“The plan is working in the intervening time. He is aware of he is as much as any race – a quick race, gradual race. He loves racing and loves comfortable floor. He’s a extremely good horse – he has received 4 Group Ones.
“I am actually trying ahead to getting again on him once more within the Arc. You wish to suppose he would have each probability once more.”
Torquator Tasso is a normal 7/1 probability for the Arc on October 1, reside on Sky Sports activities Racing.