Easy for Hard

  • Last Updated: February 23 2013, 13:29 GMT

All Too Hard justified market confidence to run out an impressive winner of the Cathay Pacific Futurity Stakes at Caulfield.

Green Moon: Eyecatching run at Caulfield

Ridden by Dwayne Dunn, the half-brother to Black Caviar scorched past Glass Harmonium and King Muwassa to land the spoils in the Group One contest and concections are thought to be considering a visit to Royal Ascot later in the year.

Melbourne Cup winner, Green Moon, ran on with promise to finish fourth having encountered some trouble in running.

Dunn was the man to follow on the card having won the opener on Grand Emperor and the Group Two Peter Young Stakes on Foreteller.

Ortensia proved a disappointment in the Sportingbet Oakleigh Plate but the Gerry Ryan-trained Mrs Onassis was a worthy winner under Kerrin McEvoy.

The race lost some of its lustre as well backed favourite, Barakey, had to be withdrawn after becoming fractious in the stalls, but the daughter of General Nediym made no mistake.

Miracles Of Life was an emotional winner of the AU$1m Blue Diamond Stakes.

Partnered by little-known apprentice, Lauren Stojkavoic, the filly maintained her unbeaten record.

The delighted rider told Racenet.com.au: "I jumped her out smartly, gave her a little bit of a push to keep her handy and sat behind the speed. Approaching the turn the run opened for me; I quickly pushed her through and she ran away."

The filly could well head for the Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill Gardens - Australia's most prestigious race for juveniles.


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