HARD DOUBLE FOR BIG STALLION

Casino Prince son All Too Hard sired another winning double at Wyong on Thursday to stretch his lead even further at the top of the Australian second-season sires’ premiership.

The Vinery sire now has 15 individual winners of 19 races for earnings of $542,000 this season.  Those stats do not include his overseas winners Alcari (Hong Kong) and Roy’s Riviera (South Africa).

Trainer Gary Moore rated All Too Huiying a class horse of the future after his All Too Hard colt broke the ice in the Cabac – Haneco Plate (1600m) at Wyong.

He did it the hard way facing the breeze but was too strong in a blanket finish from Strome (Smart Missile) and multiple Stakes placed filly Lucky Louie (Pluck).

All Too Huiying had shown potential with stakes-placings in the Fernhill Hcp-LR at Randwick & Champagne Classic-Gr.2 at Doomben during his first preparation.  “He has a great temperament and grew a lot while spelling after the winter carnival,” Moore said.  “He’s a real nice horse.  I like him a lot and he will go on from here and get out to staying trips.”

Bred by SA Thoroughbred Breeders committeeman Brenton Parker, he sold through Mill Park Stud for $150,000 at the 2016 Adelaide Magic Millions.  He’s a half-brother to Group 1 star Happy Trails and Group 3 winner Danish Twist (Scone Dark Jewel Classic).

Winning jockey Christian Reith confirmed the colt appreciated a drop back in grade from the Dulcify Quality-LR at Randwick in September.  “He was entitled to get tired today.  He switched on when I let him slide to sit outside the leader but he was tough to the line and will keep improving.”

Team Hawkes completed the All Too Hard double with a dominant victory by Groundbreak in the Legrand Australia Hcp (1350m).  Given a dream run behind the pace, he circled the leaders and put the race to bed at the top of the straight while clocking a class-record 1:18.95s.

Groundbreak had won his maiden in similar style at Hawkesbury a fortnight ago and impressed jockey Brenton Avdullah.  “It was a terrific win first-up and that gave him plenty of confidence today.  He’s got ability and there’s still more upside – he wobbled around the corner and then had a look around when he got to the front.”

A $175,000 buy at the 2016 Inglis Easter yearling sale, he is the first foal of Adelaide Guineas-LR winner Booklet (Tale of the Cat) and races in the same colours as champion sprinter Chautauqua.

All Too Hard, who has Éclair Sunshine running in the Caulfield Guineas-Gr.1 this Saturday, stands for a $44,000 (inc gst) service fee at Vinery.

2017-10-18T13:28:53+00:00 October 12th, 2017|