Winning wave at Seymour

All Come True kept her sire All Too Hard on the crest of a winning wave at Seymour on Thursday.

The Robert Smerdon-trained filly became the 16th individual first-crop winner by the Vinery sire with a powerful finish in the United Insurance Maiden (1414m).  Allowed to find her feet from an inside gate, she stayed close to the fence on a Soft 6 surface to run down the favourite Super Snob.

Smerdon prepared All Too Hard colt Superhard for a Sandown score on Wednesday and his filly ran well above a $27 quote to make it two wins in as many days.  She improved her own weight after a 12-length loss on debut at Seymour last month.

All Come True (3f All Too Hard – Dreams And Wishes by Galileo) impressed jockey Beau Mertens.  “Nothing went right first-up.  She threw her head about and over-raced but there were no problems today.

“She was comfortable with the cut in the track and pinned her ears back to claim the leader.  She’s not very big but can develop into a nice horse.”

Smerdon also expects her to improve as the distances increase even though her dam is a Brisbane winning half-sister to noted sprinters Laisserfaire, Foreplay and Time Thief.

Victorian-based Noorilim Park owner Peter Carrick bought her from Strawberry Hill Stud at the 2016 Magic Millions.  “We landed on the right foot to secure this beautiful daughter of All Too Hard,” Carrick said after parting with $300,000 on the Gold Coast.  “She’s out of a daughter of Procrastinate and will add tremendous depth to our expanding broodmare team.”

All Too Hard (16) and Your Song (15) have spaced their rivals for individual first-crop winners going into the spring carnivals.  Next best are Pierro (10) and Golden Archer (9).

Vinery stands All Too Hard for a $44,000 (inc. GST) service fee.

Seymour winner pictured as a yearling before the Magic Millions