Adelaide’s Jolly family have taken a shine to All Too Hard and their latest winner by the Vinery sire goes by the unlikely name of Impossible Action.
David Jolly trains All Too Hard’s multiple Group 1 winner Behemoth and brother Richard prepares Impossible Action with his daughter Chantelle. “One of the owners gave him that name but there’s nothing wrong with the way he gallops,” Richard said. “It took a while to get there physically and he could also fire up mentally before settling down with maturity.”
Impossible Action scored first-up as an odds-on favourite in the Winning Edge Presentations Maiden (1050m) at Morphettville on Boxing Day. Ridden on a long rein by Jake Toeroek, he lengthened to a winning lead at the furlong and then held off the late charge of Spinola Bay.
“We knew the ability was there but he went shinny a couple of times and didn’t race at two,” Jolly continued. “He finished second racing first-up at Murray Bridge in September and we gave him another break after he backed up at Morphettville a week or two later.
“I think he will develop into a competitive horse in town and we will nominate next for a 3yo race over 1200m at the Murray Bridge city meeting on Saturday, January 9.”
Impossible Action (3g All Too Hard – Ready Miss by More Than Ready) was bred and sold by Vinery client Patrick Hodgens through the Stud’s consignment to the 2019 Inglis Classic Sale. “I bought him for $80,000 and Patrick was happy to keep a share in a stable syndicate,” Jolly added. “He and I have raced several winners together and this one looks bound for better things.”
Hodgens boards his mares at Vinery and was in the Stud’s partnership that campaigned Runway Star (Northern Meteor) to victory in a Proud Miss Stakes Gr.3 in Adelaide. He also raced Testa Rossa mare Amelie’s Star to Group victories at Flemington, Randwick and Morphettville.
Impossible Action is the final foal from Ready Miss following city winners One For Betty (Brisbane) and River Dance (Perth). Their dam’s younger half-brother Run For Levi (Hussonet) won a Doomben Slipper LR and was runner-up in the Caulfield Guineas Gr.1 won by Anacheeva.
Hoofnote: David Jolly reports Behemoth is being readied for Group 1 targets in the C F Orr Stakes and Futurity Stakes at Caulfield ahead of the $5 million All-Star Mile at Moonee Valley in March.