Quorto threw his hat into the ring as a leading two year old colt, with an assertive victory in the Group One Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes.

Seven juvenile colts lined-up for Ireland’s leading two year old colts’ race, over seven furlongs.

As the race got underway, it was Christmas who went into the lead from Anthony Van Dyck and Quorto.

Christmas moved a couple of lengths clear of Anthony Van Dyck and Quorto as they settled down.

Heading to the two furlong pole, Anthony Van Dyck and Quorto came to tackle Christmas, the pair going away.

It was Quorto who asserted and quickened away from Anthony Van Dyck, winning by a comfortable length, with the pair miles clear of Christmas in third.

The Charlie Appleby trained Quorto, was emulating his sire Dubawi, who had gone on from winning the Superlative Stakes, to the National Stakes, back in 2004.

Quorto is out of the Stakes winner and Group One English Oaks third Volume, herself a granddaughter of G1 winner Victoire Bleue.

Dubawi became the most successful sire ever to stand in the UK in July, when Crown Walk became his 100th Group winner. He has now sired four top level winners this year, with Kitesurf joining Benbatl, Wild Illusion and North America.