Will it be All Too Hard for 2013 Futurity Stakes Contenders?

At $1.65 in the Group 1 2013 Futurity Stakes (1400m) market, star colt All Too Hard is one of the shortest-priced favourites you’ll find anywhere this weekend.

All Too Hard is a deserving short-priced Futurity Stakes favourite. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The half-brother to Black Caviar is the most valuable stallion prospect in the country and his recent form has been nothing short of spectacular.

His Caulfield Guineas win and Cox Plate second were backed up in his first start of the autumn when he flew down the outside to claim the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes.

But can this talented three-year-old justify his short price this weekend? Will he produce a flat run second-up? Keep reading to find out the stats that matter as well as the reasons as to why the good form can and can’t continue for the glamour galloper.

#10 All Too Hard – Horse Facts

  • Barrier: 4
  • Jockey: Dwayne Dunn
  • Trainer: John, Michael and Wayne Hawkes
  • Owners: Vinery Stud Synd (Mgr: P Orton), Kia-Ora Stud Synd (Mgr: A Krishnan), Echo Beach B’Stock Syn (Mgr: A Green), Stratheden Stud Synd (Mgr: C Marheine).
  • Age: 3YO
  • Gender: Colt
  • Breeding: by Casino Price out of Helsinge
  • Career: 10-5-2-1
  • Win: 50%
  • Place: 30%
  • Last 6: 354121
  • Prize Money: $1.74 million
  • Track: 2-2-0-0
  • Distance: 3-2-1-0
  • Current 2013 Oakleigh Plate Odds: $1.65

Why All Too Hard Can Win The 2013 Futurity Stakes

  • In terrific form coming off a Group 1 weight-for-age win in the CF Orr Stakes
  • Unbeaten at the track
  • Has won two of three starts at the distance
  • Plum barrier four draw
  • Weight advantage under weight-for-age conditions, carries 55.5kg, 2.5kg less than other males and 1.5kg less than mares

Why All Too Hard Can’t Win The 2013 Futurity Stakes

  • Can he back up his first-up win?
  • Bigger targets to come later on?

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