Manager Richard Money has no worries about the FA Cup interfering with his team's march towards promotion after their eighth home win sent them back to the top with a three-point cushion.
Walsall's next match is a televised first-round cup tie at Macclesfield a week today and he has welcomed the break from league action with an opportunity to pull in some useful cash.
"With the match on television, it's a big thing for all of us and very important to the club financially," he said.
"We want a good cup run because there's a fair bit of money in this if we go through. It also gives us an opportunity to think about what we can do better."
The Saddlers kept their ninth successive clean sheet in home league matches this season and have that defensive mean streak needed for cup football, particularly in an away tie.
They are also unbeaten in ten league matches and Torquay became the latest team to leave 'Fortress Bescot' wondering why they were empty-handed.
It might have been different if former Aston Villa youngster Jamie Ward had scored just before half time but his close-range shot was deflected just over the bar. You can't afford to turn down opportunities like that against Walsall.
Ward, 19, has scored six goals for the Gulls this season and revealed that he was "fobbed off" by Paul Merson after a trial with the Saddlers last season. He was told he should be trying to sign for a club at a higher level!
Although small, he looked capable of playing at a higher level as he gave the home defence plenty of problems with his intelligent move-ment and thoughtful passing.
Walsall were disappointing in the first half and Money said: "We didn't play with enough tempo and Torquay put a lot of players behind the ball and countered very effectively. We took too much time in possession and didn't get the ball forward early enough, which we addressed at half time, and in the second half it was a better performance and we came out with the right result."
Seven minutes after half time Dean Keates whipped over an inswinging corner which Ian Roper rammed into the roof of the net with a close-range header.
That was the second goal of the season, and almost identical to his first, for the long-serving player who was so upset by the recent untimely death of his former team-mate, Matthew Gadsby.
Darren Wrack made his first start since breaking a leg at Yeovil in September last year. After a competent display, he said: "I felt better than I thought. I was probably thinking about 70 to 75 minutes but felt quite strong and was still running around at the end, which shows how much progress I have made.
"We are now able to grind out results, which we used to do in my first season here under Ray Graydon. We are now a hard team to beat."
Walsall could have added a couple more goals in the final minutes but Torquay manager Ian Atkins said: "We should have been out of sight at half time, with the chances we created. Then we were undone by a set-piece goal."
How does he rate the Saddlers' promotion chances? "They shouldn't have gone down last season but probably left it too late.
"With players like Martin Butler here they should be in the top three and if not there's something wrong. A lot of people in this division can't compete with the money they are spending on certain individual players."
Money made an effective second-half substitution, replacing defender Chris Westwood with Scott Dann who was excellent when the Gulls sought an equaliser.