Full brother to All Too Hard filly bolts up in Wyong trial
THE trials are often a source of clues to exciting talent and at Wyong on Wednesday morning it was no different, as eyecatching two-year-olds edge closer to a racecourse start. And none was more impressive than Lankan Pharaoh, a full brother to our recently purchased All Too Hard x Chakvetadze filly, as he put all of six lengths on his rivals to bolt up in heat 13.
The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained colt clocked up his second trial victory in succession as he scampered through the wet to beat Smart Missile filly Off The Dial, and holds an entry for the $1,000,000 Inglis Sires’ at Randwick on April 1.
It comes as no surprise that Chakvetadze is now a producer of precocious talent as the exceptionally quick mare won eight of her 11 starts, including black-type success with an emphatic victory in the Gold Coast Guineas.
Through the evidence of Lankan Pharaoh’s exploits thus far, Chakvetadze’s match with All Too Hard appears to have installed an added element of toughness and class to her progeny, with the record-breaking half-brother to Black Caviar having made an excellent start at stud.
All Too Hard is the only three-year-old to win the Group 1 quartet of the Caulfield Guineas (defeating Champion 2yo Pierro), C.F Orr Stakes, Futurity Stakes and All Aged Stakes in one season and with the same stellar sprinting bloodlines as Black Caviar, it would be no surprise to now see him sire numerous Stakes winners.
Our All Too Hard filly has made tremendous strides since her breaking in, and has impressed trainer Bjorn Baker in her brief educational work to date.
A two-year-old colt racing in the red of Triple Crown also turned a few heads in the Wyong trials, as Poetic Charmer travelled strongly throughout his race to reduce the lead of runaway leader Dordogne to just one and a quarter lengths.
The son of Your Song was never asked too much of a question by Travis Wolfgram, who allowed the colt out of three-time Stakes winner Hoss Amor to glide up to the leader on his own terms.