The spring carnivals can’t come quick enough for All Too Hard after his first stakes winner saluted at Doomben on Saturday.
The Vinery champion broke the black-type ribbons with Curdled who scored a head-bobbing victory in the Winning Edge Stakes-LR (1350m). The Peter Robl-trained youngster prevailed by a nose following a final-furlong duel with Marseille En Fleur.
“He’s still learning and was looking around instead of attacking the line,” jockey Jim Byrne said. “He should make a nice horse when he understands what racing is all about.”
All Too Hard’s first-crop are following in his footsteps at the back-end of the season. He was a stakes winning juvenile for Team Hawkes before maturing into a Group 1 winner as a spring 3yo in the Caulfield Guineas.
There have been 3 new All Too Hard winners in the last week to take his tally to 8 overall and they’ve earned over $644,000.
Curdled is a homebred for Segenhoe Stud owner Kevin Maloney. His dam Custard (Lonhro) won the Oaklands Plate-LR in Adelaide and her earlier foals include Caulfield Group 3 winner Serene Majesty.
Maloney has been an All Too Hard supporter from Day 1. He also bred All Too Hard’s spring prospect The Mighty Fed who won at Warwick Farm & Randwick in April.
Segenhoe spokesman Bill Mitchell said Curdled would now be spelled. “He’s a progressive horse who should develop into a better three-year-old. We will put him away and look for the right races next season.”