How good is All Too Hard going? He’s high-balling with more winners than any second-season sire this season and he triggered another first with a trifecta at Randwick on Saturday.
Vinery’s young gun swept the placings when his talented filly Warranty defeated Groundbreak and All Too Soon in the Cellarbrations Hcp (1400m).
Warranty was a dominant maiden winner at Kembla Grange a fortnight ago and trainer Peter Snowden is confident she has the talent to take on stakes fillies during the Melbourne spring carnival.
“She fits the bill and can make the next step,” Snowden said. “She’s a progressive filly and just keeps on improving. We didn’t push her last season and her maiden win was most authoritative.”
The VRC Desirable Stakes-LR at Flemington on the first Tuesday in November is the race Snowden has on the radar at Flemington.
All Too Hard colt All Too Huiying is another Sydney-based 3yo heading for a hat-trick in Melbourne. He won again at Hawkesbury on Thursday and has been set for the Connoisseur Stakes-LR at Flemington on the VRC Oaks program.
Warranty kicked off a memorable afternoon for Fairway Thoroughbreds owner John Camilleri. He bought the filly for $510,000 at the 2016 Gold Coast Magic Millions and, more importantly, bred wonder mare Winx who won a third W S Cox Plate-Gr.1 at Moonee Valley.
Back at Randwick, winning jockey Christian Reith said his instructions were to keep Warranty balanced and let her roll along in front from an inside draw. “Peter said she would go through the gears and that’s exactly what happened. She’s still maturing but did a good job holding out Groundbreak.”
All Too Hard has gapped his second-crop rivals for winners and wins in Australia this season and he’s cemented second spot on the Australian 3yo wins premiership. Champion sire Snitzel (35) heads that table from All Too Hard (24), Denman (22), Sepoy (21), Sebring (20), Exceed And Excel (19), Fastnet Rock (18) and I Am Invincible (17).