All Too Royal notched the 100th win for Vinery sire All Too Hard this season despite having to do it the hard way at Rosehill last Saturday.
He took a furlong to edge ahead of All Over Bosanova and then had to lift again to repel the late charge of Maximus. The Benchmark 88 followed wins at Canterbury (BM72) & Rosehill (BM78) prompting stable rep Annabel Neasham to predict even better things to come this season.
“He’s thrown three together now but we weren’t sure how he would handle the ground,” she said. “He won on soft going at Echuca last year but not at this level. We told Robbie (Dolan) to keep him comfortable and he’s gaining confidence at every start.”
Trainer Ciaran Maher bought All Too Royal (pictured) on behalf of Vinery for $270,000 at the 2016 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale. He also purchased All Too Hard’s Sandown Guineas Gr.2 winner Villermont out of the same sale for Vinery.
All Too Royal is a son of Vinery mare Bel Mer (Bel Esprit) who was a Group 1 winner of the 2009 Robert Sangster Stakes. “He’s a nice prospect and it’s great for Vinery who are great supporters of the stable,” Neasham added. “He’s an extremely well-bred horse and will only keep improving.”
All Too Hard is firing on all fronts this season. He’s an Australian Top 10 stallion for winners and wins and is Top 5 on the 3YO table behind Snitzel, I Am Invincible, Zoustar and Smart Missile.
His current 2yo team is headed by unbeaten Queenslander youngster Alligator Blood and his Victorian juveniles include Flemington winner Better Harden Up and Lindsay Park’s promising filly Fling.
All Too Hard has 21 yearlings entered for the Inglis Classic Sale. “Trainers love the attitude of the All Too Hards and he’s certainly punching out winners at a good rate,” Vinery’s Bloodstock Manager Adam White said. “The numbers are coming through and they are his stars of the future.”