Former Te Akau runner Torcedor is being set to tackle the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) later this year.

The son of Fastnet Rock won two Group Three races for his former high-profile owners, who included Sir Patrck Hogan, Sir Peter Vela, Mohammed Moussa, and Laurie Laxon.

Torcedor also went on to place at Group One level in the Goodwood Cup (3200m), Ascot Gold Cup (4000m) and Irish St Leger (2800m) before his sale to Australian Bloodstock.

Now in the care of Andreas Wohler, Australian Bloodstock co-director Jamie Lovett said her will head towards the Melbourne Cup after missing the famous race last year with a high temperature.

“He’s currently in work and on target to come out for this year’s Melbourne Cup,” Lovett told

“He’ll probably have a couple of runs, maybe second-up in the Prix Kergorlay (Gr.3, 3000m), before traveling to Australia.”

Torcedor was purchased by Te Akau principal David Ellis for 70,000 Euro at the 2013 Deauville Yearling Sales in France.