All Too Hard moved past another milestone with his 250th win in Australia last week and he boosted that total with several international additions in March.
The Vinery sire’s Australian progeny have lifted him to a Top 10 position on the General Sires premiership for winners and he’s Top 5 on the 3YO table for winners.
All Too Hard has five yearlings catalogued for Inglis Easter Sale and, apart from those domestic statistics, his overseas winners will increase their value with visiting buyers at Riverside Stables on April 9 and 10.
The Chris Waller-trained Cormac logged No.250 at the Sunshine Coast and there have been another 40 wins outside Australia.
Hardcore made amends for a disappointing debut with a five-length victory over 1600m in Singapore on Friday. “We stuffed up at his first run,” winning jockey Michael Rodd admitted at Kranji. “I sent him forward but tonight proves he’s a horse that likes to find his feet.
“We took off the blinkers, stepped him up to a mile and let him rip home. He was strong to the line and I think he has a nice future.”
Hardcore (3g All Too Hard – Lychee by More Than Ready) was a $60,000 buy for clients of trainer Cliff Brown at the 2017 NZB Premier Yearling Sale. Bred by Gerry Harvey, he’s the first live foal from a half-sister to Group 3 winner McClintock.
Frustrated (pictured) continued his march up the ratings in Hong Kong with a clinical victory in the Indian Recreation Club Challenge Cup (1000m) last Wednesday.
The Frankie Lor-trained 3yo is another offshore winner by All Too Hard from a More Than Ready mare. His dam Brave Soul was stakes placed in Sydney and Melbourne and is closely related to Group 1 winning filly Sunlight.
Frustrated had won a Warwick Farm trial before transferring to Hong Kong. “He’s won two in a row at Happy Valley so I will probably keep racing him here for the time being,” Lor said. “He has above-average ability and would have won earlier except for bad barriers at his first two starts.”
Horsenumberone made an auspicious debut in Macau last week with a front-running, four-length victory in The Philadelphia (1200m). Race-caller Harry Troy was super-impressed with his first-up performance.
“Look at Horsenumberone,” Troy cried as Brazilian jockey Fausto Henrique sat up in the straight. “He’s going to fair-dinkum bolt in.”
Registered as Way Too Hard in Australia, he raced twice for trainer Robbie Laing and was shipped to Macau after finishing second at Pakenham last August. All Too Hard sired him from French-bred mare Magie Francaise (Anabaa) who is a sister to Longchamp stakes winner Hapsburg.
All Too Hard and his Kiwi connection provided a winning double for trainer Lisa Latta in March with Lincoln Fury (Trentham) and Lincoln Hills (Awapuni)
Lincoln Fury broke through after unlucky outings at Wanganui and Otaki and followed up with a fast-finishing fourth in the Resonant Premier (1600m) at Awapuni last Saturday. He hails from the family of Champion NZ sire Centaine and cost Latta $80,000 at the NZB 2017 2YO Sale.
Lincoln Hills was the first ever winner for All Too Hard at Tauherenikau in March 2017 and he can add another in the Palmfield Motors (1400m) at Awapuni on Friday.
Frosted Gold started his career in South Africa with a debut win at Vaal in February and then added black-type when dead-heating with Twilight Moon in the Storm Bird Stakes LR at Turffontein on March 9.
The All Too Hard colt was run down by Twilight Moon in the Protea Stakes Gr.3 last Saturday and that sets up another exciting clash between the pair in the SA Nursery Gr.2 at Turffontein next month.
All Too Hard’s Inglis Easter draft includes a Vinery filly from Trickett (Lot 318) as agent for Zammit Bloodstock. Trickett (General Nediym) is a Doomben-winning sister to Ichihara (Magic Night Stakes Gr.2) and the dam of Menari (Run To The Rose Gr.2).
Kia Ora Stud offers an All Too Hard half-brother to South African Horse Of The Year Igugu (Lot 341). He’s also a three-quarter brother to All Too Hard’s 2018 Stan Fox Stakes Gr.2 winner Tarka.
Igugu has a live chance for this year’s English Derby Gr.1 with El Misk following his debut victory on Monday. The Dansili colt is trained by John Gosden for Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa and was a fluent winner over 2000m at Newcastle.