The Nathan Tinkler-owned blue blood colt All Too Hard, a half-brother to the mighty mare Black Caviar, will not be paid up for to run in the 2012 Golden Slipper field at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday despite hints earlier in the week they would be there.
Final acceptances for the $3.5 million Group 1 AAMI Golden Slipper (1200m), the richest two-year-olds’ race held anywhere in the world, close at 10am this morning.
Sitting top of the futures Golden Slipper odds at bookmaker.com.au until this morning was Casino Prince colt All Too Hard, who shares a mother in Helsinge with superlative sprinter Black Caviar.
Like his famous older stablemate All Too Hard, a $1,025,000 purchase from the 2011 Inglis Australian Easter Sales, remains undefeated in their career.
Last Saturday they ran away with win number three in the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m), punters a flutter over them backing up in the Golden Slipper Stakes this Saturday.
Co-trainer John Hawkes, however, has informed the Australian Turf Club (ATC) that All Too Hard would bypass the Golden Slipper and be saved for the $500,000 Group 1 ATC Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick Saturday week, April 14.
“He is not running in the Golden Slipper,” Hawkes, who made the decision after watching All Too Hard work on Tuesday morning, confirmed.
“We have just decided to wait for the Sires.”
With All Too Hard out of the Golden Slipper field Mick Price’s unbeaten filly Samaready, winner of the Blue Diamond Stakes, will jump certain favourite.
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