EASTER YEARLINGS

2017-04-06T04:59:05+00:00 March 10th, 2017|

All Too Hard has 18 yearlings catalogued for the Inglis Australian Easter Sale and the cream of his second-crop consignment comes from Vinery Stud.

There are 5 lots by All Too Hard from his home-base including colts out of Group 1 mares Sacred Choice (Doncaster Hcp) & Polar Success (Golden Slipper Stakes) plus a filly from Samaready (Blue Diamond Stakes).

“The Sacred Choice colt is an exceptional individual,” Vinery’s Adam White said. “He’s all class. Good size and strength, very well balanced and a lovely mover.”

The other All Too Hard fillies are from Moonee Valley Group 2 performer Belscenica (Lot 55) and Kiwi mare Crossyourheart (Lot 88) who was Champion NZ 2YO Filly in 2006-07. Her best foal to date has been G3 Ming Dynasty Hcp winner Swear who is destined to stand at Spendthrift Australia’s stud in Victoria.

All Too Hard topped all first-season sires at the 2016 Easter Sale with 22 lots averaging $242,000. He’s been popular again at the majors this year and the top-price so far – a $600,000 colt at the Gold Coast Magic Millions – is sure to be eclipsed at Newmarket.

Vinery sells the first yearling by Tapit at the Easter Sale since he became Champion sire of USA. The grey filly (Lot 109) is the first foal of Dixie Smile who hails from the family of Tapit’s Japanese Group 1 winner Testa Matta.

“Tapit has been a sensation in the USA and should generate a lot of interest given the international market Easter attracts,” White added. “The Dixie Smile filly has good scope and is quite attractive. She has a nice black type family so will be of interest to breeders looking to find a race filly to breed from later.”

Tapit (Pulpit) stands at Gainesway Farm for a $300,000 service fee. The incomparable grey stallion completed a hat-trick of USA titles last year and he’s on track for a fourth after a Group 3 treble on March 4 with Dream Dancing (Herecomesthebride Stakes), Ticonderoga (Palm Beach Stakes) and Unique Bella (Santa Ysabel Stakes).

Vinery’s second Tapit to parade is the grey colt from G2 Belmont Vagrancy Stakes winner Hour Glass (Lot 179) and White said he looks a very forward type. The mare’s lightly-raced 3yo filly Audrique (Malibu Moon) is heading for higher grades after cruising home in a Gulfstream Park maiden on February 12.

Vinery sires More Than Ready & Myboycharlie and leading sires like Snitzel, Medaglia d’Oro, Lonhro, So You Think are also represented in the draft for Easter.

More Than Ready has a half-brother to Group 1 sprinter Hay List (Lot 457) and Myboycharlie’s colt (Lot 406) is a half-brother to Adelaide stakes winner Morvada.

No sire is going better than Snitzel and he’s on top of the Australian ladder with 19 stakes winners and $8.90 million already this season. His Vinery filly (Lot 107) is from Randwick Group 2 winner Divine Rebel who was also runner-up in the 2009 and 2010 Sydney Cups for trainer Mike Moroney.

“Physically, the Snitzel filly appeals to me as a real racehorse,” White claimed. “Sniztel has taken all before him and she should generate quite a bit of interest.”