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All Too Hard Campaign Back On Track
Meanwhile, with his champion half-sister Black Caviar set to go 24 straight in the Gr1 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley this Friday night, connections of triple Gr1-winning 3YO colt All Too Hard (Casino Prince-Helsinge, by Desert Sun) have announced they have "no immediate plans to retire the $25 million colt", reports dailytelegraph.com.au. After a minor setback leading into the Gr1 Australian Guineas which forced his withdrawal, co-trainer John Hawkes has advised the star colt is literally back on track with the Gr1 All Aged Stakes his likely next assignment on April 27 at Randwick. Hawkes noted, "He's got plenty of time to be right (for the All Aged Stakes) and at this stage that's where he's heading". While this initially raised the prospect of All Too Hard clashing with undefeated champion half-sister Black Caviar in an All Aged field that could also include More Joyous and Hay List, Black Caviar managing owner Neil Werrett (a Vinery Stud shareholder) has already intimated he has no desire to see the pair clash. Werrett told theage.com.au: "'As far as I'm concerned, I don't see the need for Black Caviar and All Too Hard to meet and for that matter Snitzerland and Black Caviar to meet either..."