Two feature Hong Kong winners within a week have added another dimension to the continued rise of Victorian-domiciled stallion Toronado.

Seven days after Victor The Winner claimed the Group 1 Centenary Sprint Cup at Sha Tin, Helios Express announced his arrival as a horse on the move in landing the Hong Kong Classic Mile on Sunday.

In between, the Swettenham Stud resident sired a double with Diamond Decorator and El Soleado at Caulfield on Saturday to follow a treble at Flemington in January.

But there is a sense of optimism at Swettenham that Toronado is only warming into the bridle despite Helios Express posting his sire’s 36th stakes winner.

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