All Too Hard has been the go-to sire for first-season buyers stretching from the Magic Millions in January through to the Inglis Easter Sale this week.
He topped the Gold Coast median at $220,000 and led the Easter averages for Australian based freshmen at $244,048.
His Easter leader and a personal best price was the $600,000 colt from champion filly Regimental Gal that was purchased by Marie Yoshida’s Asian Bloodstock Services. “He’s an athletic individual and we did have high expectations,” Cressfield vendor Wayne Bedggood said. “The family has done well and the pedigree pages here hold horses in good stead.”
The All Too Hard colt has a 2yo half-brother named Regimental Force in training with Gerald Ryan. “I liked him so much I bought a share myself,” Bedggood explained. “At the same stage, this horse is probably stronger and more athletic.”
Ryan also joined the All Too Hard trainer list with a $400,000 filly out of Wiener (More Than Ready). It’s the family of Ryan favourite Snitzel.
Melbourne trainer Ciaron Maher made a mark early on at the Easter Sale with $250,000 for the All Too Hard – Bollinger colt from Vinery. “I was really taken by him,” Maher said. “He’s on spec but I would have gone higher.”
Bollinger (Dehere) won the 2003 G1 Coolmore Classic and G2 Surround Stakes before shipping to North America where she foaled G2 Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire. He’s by A P Indy and sired 10 first crop winners in 2015 from Country Life Farm in Maryland.
“I like Dehere mares and Bollinger was a great mare herself,” Maher added. “This colt is the right type – very strong and correct.”