All Too Hard filly Stefi Magnetica entered rarified air when she took a rails-run to victory in the BRC Stradbroke Hcp (Gr.1, 1400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Stefi Magnetica is the 25th Stakes winner by All Too Hard and joins champions the calibre of Alligator Blood and Wellington among the Vinery’s sire’s cohort of five Group 1 winners.

She became the first 3yo filly to win the Stradbroke since Private Steer (Danehill Dancer) in 2003 and also emulated her dam Mid Summer Music (Oamaru Force) who won Queensland’s signature sprint in 2012.  It also capped a memorable day for the Vinery Stud roster following a black-type victory for Star Turn at Eagle Farm and the latest first-crop winner by Exceedance at Rosehill.

Stefi Magnetica was among the tailenders before apprentice Zac Lloyd opted to avoid traffic in a capacity field by sticking close the fence.  She looked vulnerable when left in front at the furlong but kept lifting to hold out top-class mare Bella Nipotina.

“I was confident after an enormous gallop on Tuesday morning,” Lloyd said.  “We were in a good rhythm but a couple of horses started dropping back so I had to make a decision whether to go around the pack or stay on the inside.  I saw Bella Nipotina coming but my filly was great.”

Trainer Bjorn Baker bought her in partnership with Clarke Bloodstock and Cunningham Thoroughbreds for $140,000 from Cressfield at the 2022 Gold Coast Magic Millions and Saturday’s win sent her earnings to over $2.12 million.  Cressfield also sold Headwater Group 2 winner Jamaea for $130,000 at the 2020 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling and the Hunter Valley nursery has another link with Vinery as the birthplace of Ole Kirk.

Mid Summer Music is due to deliver another All Too Hard in August.  “Her foals don’t take your breath away,” Cressfield manager Liesl Wickson admitted.  “They’re not particularly forward but she has an uncanny ability to throw saleable yearlings with pristine x-rays and good scopes.”

All Too Hard yearlings have been selling to more than 10 times his service fee over the last two years and he remains unchanged at a $38,500 (inc GST) at Vinery this year.  For bookings or further information, contact Adam, Harry, McKoy or Peter on (02) 6543 8333.