All Too Hard Primed for Pago Pago Stakes 2012

March 28, 2012

All Too Hard Primed for Pago Pago Stakes 2012

Much-hyped colt All Too Hard gets another chance to impress this weekend when he makes his Sydney debut in the 2012 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens.

The Group 2 $175,000 event stands as one of the final Golden Slipper lead up races and serves as an important one with the winner set to receive exemption from the Slipper ballot.

All Too Hard

All Too Hard is ready for his Sydney debut in the 2012 Pago Pago Stakes

All Too Hard will go into the Pago Pago as a heavy favourite but even if lives up to expectations and continues his unbeaten run, the talented horse may not run in next week’s prized Golden Slipper.

Trained by John Hawkes and his sons Wayne and Michael, the half brother of super star mare Black Caviar has signalled plenty of potential in his two starts to date.

He won the Listed Talindert Stakes on debut in February before producing a stunning performance to win by four lengths in the Group 2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes.

Michael Hawkes was quick to down play his Slipper chances and insisted the focus remained on this weekend’s Pago Pago.

“It’s well stated that we’ll wait and see how he pulls up and go forward from there,” Hawkes said.

“Hopefully come Saturday we can show everyone what he is all about.

“[We’ll] just look forward to Saturday and hope he puts his best foot forward again and show everyone what he did in Melbourne.”

All Too Hard currently sits as second favourite in the early Golden Slipper market, equal with Gai Waterhouse trained Pierro at $6.50.

If All Too Hard does run in the Slipper he would bring plenty of attention with him and he looks the most likely to upset filly Samaready, who is sitting as a very short-priced favourite ($2.50) to take out the richest two-year-old race in the world.

The Golden Slipper is under two weeks away so why not head to and back an early winner!

Home of the $300 bonus bet offer for new customers, the Aussie licenced bookmaker offers the best value odds on all your horse racing needs.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

Waller to have multiple runner...

McDonald to team up with Care ...

McDonald to team up with Care To Think in the 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup

James McDonald will be hoping for a quick return to the Group 1 winner’s stall...

Santa Ana Lane to chase Stradb...

Santa Ana Lane to chase Stradbroke Handicap after 2018 Goodwood win

The Anthony Freedman trained Santa Ana Lane has earned a start in the 2018...

2018 Doomben Cup winner Comin&...

2018 Doomben Cup winner Comin’ Through beats stablemate Egg Tart

The Chris Waller trained Comin’ Through claimed his first Group 1 victory when...

Leicester Top 2018 SA Derby Ti...

Leicester Top 2018 SA Derby Tip for Weir to Make History

Victoria’s leading horseman Darren Weir is out to emulate the late, great Bart...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field