Smart three-year-old Warranty, the most expensive filly from the first crop of All Too Hard, is set to feature during Flemington’s Melbourne Cup carnival after leading home an All Too Hard trifecta at Randwick on Saturday.
All Too Hard, a half-brother to all-conquering sprinter Black Caviar, was represented by four three year-olds in the field of six for the Cellarbrations Handicap (1400m).
The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Warranty defeated Groundbreak for Hawkes Racing and David Payne’s filly All Too Soon to complete a metropolitan trifecta for Vinery Stud’s second season-sire.
Winning jockey Christian Reith elected to lead from the inside draw before punching out Warranty over the final furlong to stave off Groundbreak by a long head while All Too Soon finished 1-3/4 lengths back in third.
Peter Snowden said the Listed Lexus Hybrid Plate (1400m) for three-year-olds at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day is the likely next race for Warranty.
“She’s a nice progressive filly. Put the writing on the wall with a very authoritative win last start at Kembla and has just kept on improving,” Snowden said.
“Good to see her beat some nice horses today and she might have earned a trip to Melbourne now.
“When you get a handy three-year-old this time of year they can take these steps pretty quickly and I believe this filly fits that bill.”
With two wins from three starts, Warranty was a $510,000 Magic Millions purchase for James Harron Bloodstock from the Woodside Park draft and runs for Fairway Thoroughbreds.
She is the second winner from Factor of Safety, a half-sister by Encosta de Lago to Group I winner Gathering and Group III winner Florentina, her third dam being super producer Dancing Show (USA).
This is the family of countless Group I winners including Redoute’s Choice, Umatilla, Hurricane Sky, Al Maher and Manhattan Rain, so it’s not hard to see why Warranty was the most expensive filly from the first crop of yearlings by All Too Hard.