All Too Hard has won the 2012 Listed Talindert Stakes on debut at Flemington Racecourse today.
The half-brother to superstar mare Black Caviar, who will contest the Group 1 Lightning Stakes later today, won his first career start by one and a half lengths.
The Casino Prince colt, who is out of Helsinge, is trained by John, Wayne and Michael Hawkesracing team.
Wayne Hawkes was confident All Too Hard would live up to the expectation surrounding his breeding coming into today’s 2012 Talindert Stakes.
“There’s always a fair bit of pressure on the horse, everyone’s looking at him,” Hawkes said.
“It was to be expected (but) you just try and put a lid on these kind of horses.”
All Too Hard gave his trainer a taste of what to expect in today’s 2012 Talindert Stakes when trialling at Flemington earlier this week.
“He trialled down the straight on Tuesday morning,” Hawkes said.
“Horses that trial well down the straight run good.
“It was a nice little race for him and onwards and upwards from here.”
The trainer was adamant that All Too Hard would not be backing up next week in the $1 million Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield.
“He’s not the kind of horse that will be backing up,” he said.
Jockey Dwayne Dunn had high opinion of the two-year-old following the $100,000 race.
“He’s nice and raw. He’s a lovely horse,” Dunn said.
“We think he’s going to be a solid three-year-old.
“Obviously he’s got the pedigree and he’s got the attitude.
“Which way they go with him now will be up to team Hawkes to decide.”
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2012 Talindert Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||6||ALL TOO HARD||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||–||7||56kg||$2.90F|
|2||2||LIBERTY ROCK||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||1.5L||9||56kg||$6|
|3||1||TIMELY TRUCE||Ricky Maund||Damien Oliver||2.75L||4||56kg||$13|
|4||3||RAPPERS DELIGHT||David Hayes||Steven Arnold||3.25L||10||56kg||$17|
|5||4||AT THE TAP||Ken Keys||Craig Williams||3.35L||5||56kg||$11|
|6||9||LIL RED CORVETTE||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Chris Symons||4.6L||8||54kg||$5.50|
|7||7||FORGET||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||7.6L||6||56kg||$9|
|8||5||BASS STRAIT (NZ)||David Hayes||Glyn Schofield||10.6L||2||56kg||$19|
|9||12||HOLLYWOOD STARLET||Michael Templeton||Danny Nikolic||11.1L||11||54kg||$201|
|10||8||STRIVE TO EXCEL||Peter G Moody||Noel Callow||13.35L||3||56kg||$18|
|11||11||COME ON SUGAR||Rick Hore-Lacy||Jake Noonan (a)||18.35L||1||54kg||$101|