Vinery Stud’s young gun All Too Hard is fast working towards his first winner and the breakthrough could come as soon as Friday when Curdled makes his debut at Canberra.
Curdled is bred to go early. He’s a Segenhoe-bred colt from Custard (Lonhro) who won a Listed Oaklands 2YO Plate in Adelaide.
Randwick trainer Peter Robl will send him on the road for a 1000m scamper against fellow first-timers at Thoroughbred Park. Warwick Farm-based Expired Time is the only other younger coming down from Sydney against a field of unknown locals.
Curdled tuned up with a strong win in a Randwick trial last Tuesday. He looked a natural runner and found the front quickly for Tim Clark before cruising along to win under a hold.
All Too Hard has been in the money three times in early-season juveniles. Groundbreak charged home for a good second to Veranillo at Rosehill for Team Hawkes, while Michael Freedman has had encouraging results from Darhad who was placed at his only two starts last month in strong Saturday races.
In Adelaide, Eclair Sunshine was poised to strike at Morphettville last Saturday but looked ready for more ground when narrowly beaten by Carusmatic. He appeared off the bit at the top of the straight but picked up the bridle and sprinted home strongly.
Eclair Sunshine finished the race off very well and, despite being taken out a half a horse by the winner, jockey Dom Tourneur said he had every opportunity and didn’t protest.
All Too Hard unleashes more firepower on Saturday in Sydney and Melbourne. There are high expectations and it’s not hard to be positive about what we’ve seen to date.
His Rosehill Race 2 starters are Vinery-bred chestnut Allied Power (2c x Night War by General Nediym) and Reflectivity (2c x Climatic by Fusaichi Pegasus)
In Race 2 at Moonee Valley, he will be represented by Rocketcod (2c x Stammer by Viscount) and Blackwolf Run (2c x Black Minx by Lonhro).