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All Too Impressive in All Aged S.
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7th at RANG1 All Aged S. ($412k)  [1400m (T)]Winner: All Too Hard (Aus), c, 3 by Casino Prince (Aus)
Saturday, Randwick, Australia
YARRAMAN PARK ALL-AGED S.-G1, A$400,000, Randwick (Sydney), 4-27, 3yo/up, 7fT, 1:22.89, gd.
1--ALL TOO HARD (AUS), 125, c, 3, by Casino Prince (Aus)
1st Dam: Helsinge (Aus), by Desert Sun (GB)
2nd Dam: Scandinavia (Aus), by Snippets (Aus)
3rd Dam: Song of Norway (Aus), by Vain (Aus)
O-Vinery Stud, Kia Ora Stud, Stratheden Stud, B Nolan, Peters Investments Synd, Nearco Breeding Synd, C Oxley & C Madden; B-Gilgai Farm; T-Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes; J-Dwayne Dunn; A$240,000. Lifetime Record: 12-7-2-1,
A$2,283,200. *1/2 to Black Caviar (Aus) (Bel Esprit {Aus}), 2x Horse of the Year-Aus, 2x Ch. Sprinter-Aus, Hwt. Older Mare 5-7f-Eng, MG1SW-Aus & G1SW-Eng, $7,953,936. **A$1,025,000 yrl ‘11 INGEAS. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2--Rain Affair (Aus), 130, g, 5, Commands (Aus)--I Believe (Aus), by Octagonal (NZ). O-D W Storey; B-D W Storey & Mrs V G Storey; T-Joseph Pride; A$80,000.
3--Fiorente (Ire), 130, g, 5, Monsun (Ger)--Desert Bloom (Ire), by Pilsudski (Ire). O-A T Roberts, McClure Ferguson Oman Synd, K R Wood, Fesen Pty Ltd, B Pang, Bongiorno Herron Synd, D J Deykin, Team McDonnell Synd, Henderson Racing & Fiorente Synd; B-Ballymacoll Stud Farm Ltd; T-Gai Waterhouse; A$40,000.
Margins: HF, 1 1/4. Odds: 7-4, 10-1, 50-1.
Also Ran: Rolling Pin (NZ), Rangirangdoo (NZ), Epaulette (Aus), More Joyous (NZ), Smokin' Joey (Aus).
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   Despite a 63-day layoff on account of a virus, the connections of All Too Hard expressed confidence in their colt prior to this return, and the bay justified favoritism with a stirring victory here that stamped his ticket to the G1 Queen Anne S. at Royal Ascot in England June 18.
   "We always thought he was the real deal and he certainly proved it today," said Vinery Stud’s Peter Orton. "He is just the most magnificent looking animal and a really classy racehorse.
   "We didn’t need to be here today. He’s got nothing to prove, but you don’t duck and dive from these things. It was just great to see him get his return and yes, we will definitely be on our way to England."
   An A$1.025-million yearling purchase at the Inglis Easter yearling sale in 2011, All Too Hard has long since emerged from the shadow of his immortal elder sister Black Caviar to establish himself as one of the best horses in training in Australia. He became the first horse to defeat champion 2-year-old Pierro (Aus) (Lonhro {Aus}) when collecting his first Group 1 victory in last season’s G1 Caulfield Guineas, and followed up with a gallant second-place effort against elders in the G1 Cox Plate in October. Put on the shelf following that effort, All Too Hard has returned this year to annex three straight Group 1 events, including the G1 C.F. Orr and G1 Futurity S., both at Caulfield in February. He made his final preparation for this return by winning a trial over this strip last Friday.
   Making his first start in Sydney for seven months here, All Too Hard took up a prominent position outside second favorite More Joyous (NZ) (More Than Ready) through the early stages. Swinging four-wide at the top of the lane, All Too Hard kicked into gear passing the 200 meter mark, sweeping past his rivals to post an impressive victory. More Joyous faded to a lackluster seventh.

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