All Too Hard filly Night Flyer was offered a simple assignment at Hawkesbury on Tuesday and she responded in kind with a three length victory for local trainer Brad Widdup.
Starting a short-priced $1.65 favourite in an open-aged maiden, she overcame a slow start to stalk the leaders before cruising home under jockey Christian Reith in the Blakes Marine Hcp (1100m). “Night Flyer is a pleasure to train and I’m delighted to win my first race for Vinery Stud,” Widdup said. “She’s a tough little filly and enjoys her work.
“She’s beautifully bred and the addition of blinkers certainly helped. I will give her a few easy days and then make a decision whether to have a crack at a Saturday 2yo race in town.”
Night Flyer is Widdup’s second juvenile winner by All Too Hard this season following Switched who made a successful debut at Kembla Grange last month. He was sent for a spell after a last-start second at Randwick.
Vinery bred her by using All Too Hard over Karrakatta Plate Gr.2 winner Night War (General Nediym). Night War is a half-sister to fellow Vinery broodmare and Blue Diamond Stakes Gr.1 winner Samaready (More Than Ready) whose first-named foal Exhilarates won this year’s $2million Magic Millions 2YO Classic RL.
Night War has a yearling colt by Press Statement, a weanling colt by All Too Hard and was bred back to Star Turn last October.
The Press Statement colt is an athletic, thickset individual and was purchased by trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace for $130,000 at the Inglis Classic Sale. He was broken in at Vinery and has just had his first hit of training with assistant trainer Annabel Neasham who was very pleased with the way he schooled in Sydney. “He’s a very laid back fellow, with a good action and showing all the right signs of turning into a nice two-year-old,” Neasham reported.
All Too Hard stands for a $27,500 fee at Vinery on a roster comprising More Than Ready ($55,000), Star Turn ($22,000), Headwater ($16,500), Press Statement ($16,500), Pluck ($6,600) & Casino Prince ($6,600). All fees (inc. GST).