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All Too Hard Bids Melbourne Adieu
Meanwhile, Saturday morning's shock scratching at Flemington of $1.30 Gr1 Australian Guineas favourite All Too Hard means that Victoria is unlikely to see the star colt grace its tracks again. All Too Hard is now expected to head back to Sydney where trainers Team Hawkes will prepare him for that State's autumn riches before jetting overseas to take on Europe's best. According to theage.com.au, Peter Orton, general manager of Vinery Stud, co-owner of All Too Hard, noted: "It was lucky that the horse's high temperature was detected when it was, it was disappointing not to run but the horse comes first... He's probably run his last race in Victoria because we've simply run out of races for him… But there are some terrific races like the Ryder and the All Aged Stakes that are timed pretty well for him in Sydney." Racing fans will be hoping to see All Too Hard clash again with last season's undefeated Champion 2YO Pierro whose Sydney record is now 8-from-8 after Saturday's gritty Hobartville Stakes victory (see full report below).