Hong Kong warrior wins again for All Too Hard

Rejuvenated All Too Hard sprinter Alcari continued his return to winning form this season with a blazing victory in the Guangdong Institute Of Sport Hcp (1000m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.

The 7yo warrior clocked a whirlwind 55.11s to send his prizemoney past HK10 million (AUD1.76 million) for owner Tam Kwok Cheung.  Winless in 2020-21, he has won three sprints down the straight-course this term and has only been out of a place once in his last seven starts.

Alcari returned from Conghua last week and the environment there obviously suits the first-crop son of Vinery sire All Too Hard.  “He’s a character and has come back a much happier horse,” trainer Ricky Yiu said.  “He’s had some leg issues and racing down the straight helps.”

Alcari was a $280,000 buy for Yiu at the 2016 Gold Coast Magic Millions.  His dam Cariad (Sequalo) was a Listed winner of the Nudgee Hcp and Bright Shadow Quality in Brisbane.

All Too Hard continues to make headway in Hong Kong with multiple Group 1-winning sprinter Wellington leading the charge this season.  Alcari was his third winner there in the last fortnight following My Ecstatic and Bundle Of Charm.

Off-shore and domestic buyers targeted All Too Hard yearlings at the Magic Millions National Sale last week.  He averaged $102,500 for turnover of $615,000 and no other stallion finished above him in both categories on the Gold Coast.

Baramul Stud’s full-brother to Singapore star Hard Too Think finished Top 3 on the leader-board when purchased by Denys Chan of Golden River Investments for $280,000.  “He looks a lot like Wellington and his future also lies in Hong Kong,” Chan said.  “He has a very good page and All Too Hard is going very well up there.”

Chan had purchased two Vinery-consigned fillies at the Gold Coast in January and they are being trained by Bjorn Baker.  The Dundeel – Electric Dreams filly is a half-sister to Adelaide Group 3 winner Broadband and cost $230,000.  His Exceed and Excel filly from Queensland Oaks Gr.1 winner Pure Beauty was a bargain at $200,000.

All Too Hard stands for a $38,500 (inc GST) service fee at Vinery and for bookings or further information, please contact Adam White (0414 800 918) or Harry Roach (0401 970 006).

All Too Hard warrior and Karis Teeten welcomed back to scale by Ricky Yiu