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All Too Hard lands Group 2 Success

Demonetization added another success for his sire, All Too Hard, when he proved too strong for the opposition in the Group 2 Jamieson Park Auckland Guineas, run over 1600 metres.

“The further they go the better he will be, I’m looking forward to autumn,” said his trainer, Nigel Tiley.

Demonetization has the Group 1 Vodahone New Zealand Derby, over 2400, as his grand final, but Tiley is yet to lock in the All Too Hard’s colt to the March feature.

“I have to choose whether we go to Wellington or not, that would give a nice break to the Avondale Guineas, and then the Derby, “said Tiley.

All Too Hard was undoubtedly an outstanding three year old, his progeny are now showing promise, Villermont could be the colt of the autumn, and Demonetization may not be that far away either

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Demonetization by All Too Hard.

Lord of the Sky showed his rivals a clean set of plates when winning the Standish Handicap, since failing at Sandown in August.

The seven year old stallion looked a picture parading in the paddock, with a handler either side leading him.

Trainer, Robbie Laing, is surprised that no stud has picked him up, although really it is no surprise, the horse it too old, he won’t have progeny racing until he is 11 years of age.

Youth is dominating in the breeding industry, and that is not going to change, entires are going to stud once they turn three, investment is huge, but the name of the game is still youth.

Tim Hughes is no big time trainer, he has just three horses in work, however, he will never forget that very first winner, Crossing The Abbey, in the New Year Plate of 2018, the first race on the Flemington card.

Hughes works at breaking in horses and pre training, a blood count was taken of the filly she showed there was a white cell a little elevated.

It was an improvement on her run previously in the Maribyrnong Trial Stakes back in October, when she finished fourth to Nomothaj, also at Flemington.

Craig Williams worked hard to land the filly a winner, but not as hard as Tim, many standing nearby may have thought his lungs were going to burst.

“My whole stomach was churning over, but it was great, I will never forget this day, what a relief, a great experience,” he said.

He will not mind going through that again if Crossing The Abbey can win the Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield on February 24.Tim Hughes Mobile

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