Vinery sire All Too Hard has had four winners since the start of the week and heads into the weekend with Stefi Magnetica bidding to clinch a Group 1 win during the Brisbane winter carnival after a very narrow defeat in the Group 1 Surround Stakes earlier this year.

The Bjorn Baker-trained Stefi Magnetica (3f All Too Hard – Mid Summer Music) is looking to emulate her dam with a win in the 1400m BRC Stradbroke Hcp with apprentice Zac Lloyd on board.

Meanwhile barnmate Star Turn struck twice in the last week with promising fillies Wahine Galaxy and Dupli Kate, and is looking forward to this weekend with Megastar Heart lining up against Headwater 2yo Don’t Forget Jack in the Listed BRC Oxlade S.

Wahine Galaxy (3f Star Turn-Waitemata Harbour by Smart Missile) was a first-up Ipswich maiden winner in March and stretched her neck out on the line to defeat Slippin’ Jimmy (Pariah) in the Stradbroke Calcutta Hcp (1350m) at Doomben.

“She arrived just in time under a fantastic ride from Robbie Dolan,” trainer Toby Edmonds said.  “It was a well-deserved city win after a few luckless runs this preparation.”

Wahine Galaxy is trained by Edmonds for Lucky Clover Fillies and cost the Ladies Syndicate $90,000 from Baramul Stud at the 2022 Gold Coast Magic Millions.  Baramul’s Gerry Harvey sent her dam Waitemata Harbour across the Tasman in 2021 where she has foaled an All Too Hard colt followed by a Reliable Man (GB) colt and filly at Westbury Stud.

It’s the family of All Too Hard Listed winners Hard Too Think (Singapore Queen Elizabeth II Cup) and Far Too Easy (BRC Lough Neagh Stakes).

Star Turn youngster Dupli Kate also scored first-up at Albury for Canberra trainer Norm Gardner and his wife Diane who own Summerhill Thoroughbreds at Bywong.

Dupli Kate (2f Star Turn – Atom Eve by I Am Invincible) had finished midfield in the CRC Black Opal Stakes (Gr.3, 1200m) in March and was strongly supported from $2.45 into $1.75 for the Jindera Tyre Service Maiden (1175m).  “That was a great return to the races being the only 2yo against the older horses,” Gardner said.  “She won with ease and it was a nice patient ride by Matt Cahill.  There are no 2yo races coming up here so we might take her up to Grafton next month.”

The Springboard To Fame 2yo Prelude will be run at Grafton on July 7 as a dress-rehearsal for the Springboard To Fame 2yo Showcase Plate (1175m) at the Grafton Cup meeting on July 18.

Her dam Atom Eve had completed at hat-trick in her first three starts at Albury, Canberra and Randwick for the Gardiners in 2016.  And her first foal Destructive Diva (Smart Missile) won last year’s Lickety Split (1000m) in Canberra.

“Atom Eve is two-from-two at stud and we haven’t decided on a stallion for her this year,” Gardner added. “But we will be booking another mare to Star Turn.”

The Gardners also bred Devine Miss to win the opening race on Black Opal Stakes Day in 2022.  That was the first of four Canberra wins to date for the daughter of Vinery sire Headwater and her dam Madam Tilly (I Am Invincible) followed up with Take The Rap (Star Turn) who won a Wagga nursery on debut in April.

Vinery will stand All Too Hard for $38,500, Star Turn for $27,500 and Headwater for $9,900 (inc GST) again this year with payment on a live foal.  For bookings or further information, contact Adam, Harry, McKoy or Peter on (02) 6543 8333.