All Too Hard (Black Caviar's half-brother) an exciting First Crop Sire,
registered his second winner and his first Australian winner of his stallion career when The Mighty Fed
raced away at Warwick Farm on Wednesday to claim the I Am Invincible @ Yarraman Park 2yo Handicap (1200m).
The Mighty Fed is the first Australian winner for Vinery Stud's All Too Hard, who is also the sire of NZ winner Lincoln Hills and stakes-placed horses All Too Huiying and Mystic Empire amongst 11 placegetters to date – with 9 of these 11 placegetters having been placed in Metropolitan Saturday class.
All Too Hard progeny include Mystic Empire - a runner-up in the Group 3 Widden Stakes and All Too Huiying 3rd in last Saturday’s Fernhill Hcp LR.
The Mighty Fed now joins Lincoln Hills who scored on debut in New Zealand last month.
Trained by David Payne at Rosehill, The Mighty Fed tracked the leaders into the straight before powering away under Blake Shinn to defeat Furlana (by Pierro) by two lengths. Godolphin filly Popular was three-quarters of a length away in third.
The Mighty Fed's only previous run was a fourth behind Condor Heroes at the same track on March 22.
“He showed us early that he was going to be a good horse," Payne said.
“His last start, he missed the break on a heavy (10) so he never really got into the race but I said to Blake today, he had improved a lot this horse.”
“I think he had a bit of stage fright first-up – babies often do it – but since then he's come on in leaps and bounds.”
“I might put him in the paddock now because I think he'll be a nice horse later on.”
A $310,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Segenhoe draft for Payne Racing / Nordic Racing and Breeding. Bred by Segenhoe, he is the second winner for stakes-winning Thorn Park mare Swiss Rose, a half-sister to stakes-winner Prom Queen from the family of Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Catnipped.
All Too Hard's fee this year has been reduced to $44,000, which is a bargain if his progeny follow in the footsteps of their sire, who jumped right out of the ground at three to win four Group 1 events up to 1600 metres and ran that memorable Cox Plate second place to Ocean Park.
All Too Hard - Sire
ALL TOO HARD's progeny to perform with distinction this year include:
2 Stakes Performers:
ALL TOO HUIYING 5 sts: 3rd Randwick Fernhill Hcp LR, 2nd Rosehill, 4th Rosehill
MYSTIC EMPIRE 3 sts: 2nd Rosehill Widden Stakes Gr3
THE MIGHTY FED 2 sts: 1st Warwick Farm, 4th Warwick Farm
LINCOLN HILLS 1 run: 1st Tauherenikau (NZ)
9 Additional Placegetters include 7 Metropolitan Saturday Placegetters
REFLECTIVITY 3 sts: 2nd Rosehill, 3rd Newcastle
DARHAD 3 sts: 2nd Randwick, 3rd Rosehill, 4th Randwick
GROUNDBREAK 3 sts: 2nd Rosehill, 4th Flemington
CURDLED 2 sts: 2nd Canterbury, 3rd Canberra
ECLAIR SUNSHINE 3 sts: 2nd Morphettville, 2nd Balaklava
ABERRO 2 sts: 2nd Pakenham, 2nd Mornington
NEWBURGH 1 run: 3rd Randwick
BLACKWOLF RUN 1 run: 3rd Moonee Valley
SKY LAKE 1 run: 3rd Geelong
All Too Hard has been in demand in the sale ring in 2017 by astute buyers who knew how well the progeny in their stables were going. It was only a matter of time before the floodgates opened with a torrent of winners and the stallion is set for a big few months in the run to the end of the season. Everyone who has an All Too Hard are of the belief they will be at their best as 3yo’s and the future looks bright.
2017 Sire Average
76 Yearlings SOLD for an Average $127,858
2017 Inglis Easter Average
13 Yearlings SOLD, Gross $2,055,000, Average $158,077, Top Price $440,000, Median $110,000
All Too Hard has a wonderful foundation of 2yo’s who have displayed well above average ability and the future looks secure
Dynamic Syndications purchased 2 yearlings by the exciting sire in 2017 which we will offer for sale later this year.
They include a magnificent filly from PAS DE DEUX (IRE) – the 1/2 sister to Gr1 Champagne Stakes placed CHIMBORAA who was recently sold to Hong Kong for $1.4 million.
Also a Colt from multiple Gr3 Winner and Gr1 Placed GALAPAGOS GIRL a ½ brother to 4 winners from the highly commercial family of Procrastinate, Laisserfaire, Centennial Park, Lone Rock, etc.