See It Thru took the tradesman’s route to win on debut at Sale on Tuesday and that suited trainer Mick Kent.
The All Too Hard 3yo has needed time and Kent is looking to the future following an all-the-way win in the Growmaster Maiden Plate (1213m). “He’s a nice horse and dominated today. We didn’t necessarily want to lead because he already wants further.”
See It Thru is raced by Rick Jamieson of Gilgai Farm and partners and he also has All Too Hard filly Hardly Surprising, a last-start Kilmore winner, going for a double at Caulfield on Wednesday.
“It’s always good to see one of Rick’s coming into the stable,” Kent admitted. “And I like All Too Hard – his horses are getting better as they get older.”
Jamieson bred All Too Hard, sold him for a million as a yearling and is now buying his yearlings at the sales. See It Thru is the first foal of Group 1 Stradbroke Hcp winner Mid Summer Music (Oamaru Force) and cost $225,000 at the 2016 Gold Coast Magic Millions.
Mid Summer Music is owned by Cressfield Stud’s Bruce Neill. He bought her carrying See It Thru for $375,000 as part of the Tyreel Stud dispersal in May 2014.
Winning jockey Beau Mertens was pleased to bring one home for his old boss. “Mick has an opinion of this horse but he’s still a work in progress. Mick sent him out, brought him in and then sent him back out again. He’s much better now and will just go through the gears when he gets out a mile.”
All Too Hard’s next consignment of yearlings will be available at the Melbourne Premier starting on Sunday week, March 4. Vinery sells Lot 43, a colt from Roman Treasure (USA) who is a younger brother of promising 3yo Byzantium. He was runner-up at Gosford last-time out when resuming from a spring spell for Team Hawkes.
All Too Hard also sells a half-brother to SAJC Fillies Classic Gr.3 winner Ana Royale (Lot 125) and, later at Premier, he has a filly and colt from stakes performing mares Walk in the Park (Lot 209) and More Radiant (Lot 532).