Hardly Surprising


Sire: All Too Hard

Dam: Annamarie

Colour: Bay

Gender: Filly

Age: 2 year old

Foaled: Aug 22nd, 2014

Country: Australia


Pedigree

 

 BAY FILLY (AUS)

 

Foaled 22nd August 2014

SireCasino PrinceFlying SpurDanehill
ALL TOO HARD (AUS) Lady CapelLast Tycoon
2009HelsingeDesert SunGreen Desert
  ScandinaviaSnippets
DamElusive QualityGone WestMr. Prospector
ANNAMARIE (AUS) Touch of GreatnessHero's Honor
2004AncelinSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
  Anna MatrushkaMill Reef

ALL TOO HARD (AUS) (Bay 2009-Stud 2013). Champion 3YO Colt in Australia in 2012-13. 7 wins-3 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, A$2,288,200, ATC All Aged S., Gr.1, MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, CF Orr S., Gr.1, Futurity S., Gr.1, ATC Pago Pago S., Gr.2, VRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2, Talindert S., L, 2d MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1. Half-brother to SW Black Caviar (ATC TJ Smith S., Gr.1-twice). His oldest progeny are yearlings.

 

1st dam

ANNAMARIE, by Elusive Quality. 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1350m, VRC Sandown Hillside 2YO H. Three-quarter-sister to BULLBARS. This is her third living foal. Dam of two foals to race, inc:-

Weinholt (g. by Stratum). 6 wins-2 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, A$332,435, to 2015-16, MRC Geoff Murphy 2YO H., Ballarat TC Tonks P., ATC Sportsyear H., Hyland Race Colours H., 2d VRC Henry Bucks Best Dressed S., L, Wyong Magic Millions 3YO S., MRC Charles Rose Jewellers H., 3d BRC Lough Neagh S., L, Falvelon H., L, MVRC Sweeney Can Do Agents H., 4th MVRC Mitchell McKenzie S., L.

 

2nd dam

Ancelin, by Sadler's Wells. 2 wins at 1½m, 2m, Curragh Peter Byrne H., Korea Racing Association S., 2d Curragh Saddlers Hall H., Leopardstown Towers S., 3d Leopardstown Saval Beg S., L, 4th Curragh Cup, Gr.3. Three-quarter-sister to ANNABA (dam of ANTONYM), half-sister to POZARICA - MAQRAN (Sau.), ANNA OF SAXONY (dam of ANNA PALARIVA), Andean, Anna of Kiev (dam of ANNA MONDA), Accessories (dam of EPAULETTE, HELMET, PEARLS, BULLBARS). Dam of 9 named foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

Sirius Star. 6 wins from 1150m to 2000m, R384,635, Turffontein Racing Association H.

Annamarie. 4 wins. See above.

Beach Head. 2 wins at 1400m, 1500m in 2014-15, MVRC Quest H., 3d MRC Master Yearlings Heat 5 H.

 

3rd dam

ANNA MATRUSHKA, by Mill Reef. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to Anna Petrovna (dam of ANNUS MIRABILIS), half-sister to ANNO LUCE (dam of AIR TROOPER), Anna Oleanda (dam of MIDDLE CLUB, PIPING ROCK), Anna Comnena (dam of SADLERS WINGS). Dam of 14 foals, 13 to race, 11 winners, inc:-

POZARICA - MAQRAN (Sau.) (Rainbow Quest). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 2000m to 3000m in France and U.A.E, Longchamp Prix Hubert de Chaudenay, Gr.2, Chantilly Prix Berteux, Gr.3, Lyon La Coupe des Trois Ans, L, 2d Longchamp Prix Gladiateur, Gr.3, 3d Nad al Sheba Dubai City Of Gold S., L. Sire.

ANNABA (In the Wings). 3 wins from 2000m to 2500m, Longchamp Prix de Royallieu, Gr.2, Prix du Conseil de Paris, Gr.2, 3d Goodwood Nassau S., Gr.2, 4th Longchamp Prix de Royallieu, Gr.2, Doncaster Serlby S., L. Dam of-

ANTONYM (Bahri). 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m in Germany, Hannover Grosser Preis der VGH Versicherungen, L, 2d Cologne Kolner Herbst Stuten Meile, L, Fruhjahrs Meile, L. Dam of-

AMABELLE (Danehill Dancer). 2 wins at 1600m, 1700m in 2015 in Germany, Hannover Grosser Preis der Metallbau Burckhardt Gmbh, L, 3d Cologne Winterkonigin Trial, L, 4th Baden-Baden Preis der Winterkönigin, Gr.3.

ANNA OF SAXONY (Ela-Mana-Mou). 4 wins from 11½f to 14½f, Doncaster Park Hill S., Gr.3, Lingfield Daily Mail Dream Cottage H., 2d Ascot Princess Royal S., Gr.3, Newbury St Simon S., Gr.3, Doncaster Serlby S., L, 3d Doncaster Park Hill S., Gr.3, 4th Goodwood Glorious S., L, York Galtres S., L. Dam of-

ANNA PALARIVA (Caerleon). 2 wins at 2, Chantilly Prix d'Aumale, Gr.3, Deauville Prix Tanit. Dam of-

ANNA SALAI (Dubawi). Winner at 1600m, £6,962, €113,350, Longchamp Prix de la Grotte, Gr.3, 2d Irish One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Goodwood Conqueror S., L, Longchamp Prix du Louvre, Deauville Prix des Marettes.

IGUAZU FALLS (Pivotal). 7 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m in GB and U.A.E, Epsom Surrey S., L, 2d Newmarket Somerville Tattersall S., Gr.3, 3d Meydan Al Fahidi Fort S., Gr.2, Newbury Horris Hill S., Gr.3.

ADVICE (Seeking the Gold). 5 wins from 1600m to 2000m, €204,550, 22,920Dhs, Grand Prix de Compiegne, L, Deauville Prix de Saint-Patrick, L, Nantes Prix des Vignerons du Gros Plant Nantais, L, 2d La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte, Gr.3.

Anemometer. Placed at 2 in GB. Dam of-

DUBAI GINA (Dubai Destination). 4 wins from 1600m to 2400m, R435,010, Kenilworth Sun Classique H., L, 2d Kenilworth J&B Reserve Stayers H., Gr.2, 3d Greyville Woolavington 2000 S., Gr.1, Kenilworth Victress S., Gr.3-twice.

Ancestor (Polish Precedent). Winner at 1¼m, Curragh Cill Dara Securities S., 2d Leopardstown 2YO S., 3d Royal Ascot Queen's Vase, Gr.3.

Aachen (Rainbow Quest). 12 wins from 2400m to 5250m, £115,394, €84,850, to 2015 in GB and France, Chantilly Prix de l'Etang de l'Epine, Prix du Grand Cerf, Grand Prix d'Angers, 3d Maisons-Laffitte Prix Right Royal, L.

Anshaam (Alzao). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m in France and Bahrain, Deauville Prix de Crevecoeur, 2d Deauville Criterium du Fonds Europeen de l'Elevage, L, 3d Nad al Sheba Dubai Racing Club H.

Anna Amalia. Winner at 2400m, 2d Vichy Prix Paul Couturier. Dam of-

AVE (Danehill Dancer). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 7f to 1¼m, £54,064, €51,999, US$390,386, Belmont Flower Bowl S., Gr.1, Gowran Denny Cordell Fillies S., Gr.3, Salisbury Upavon S., L, 2d Woodbine Dance Smartly S., Gr.2, York Lyric S., L, 3d Belmont New York S., Gr.2, Pimlico Gallorette H., Gr.3, Newmarket Call Stan James H. Producer.

ANIPA (Sea the Stars). 3 wins from 8¾f to 11¾f, Chester Cheshire Oaks, L.

Andean (Singspiel). 2 wins at 1m, 1¼m, Newmarket Travelex S., 2d York Strensall S., Gr.3, 3d Goodwood Select S., Gr.3.

Ancelin (Sadler's Wells). 2 wins. See above.

Queen's Hall. Winner at 2250m in France. Dam of-

Anna Mia (Monsun). Winner at 2000m in 2015 in Germany, 3d Baden-Baden Preis der Baden-Badener Hotellerie & Gastronomie, L.

Anna of Kiev. Raced once. Dam of-

ANNA MONDA (Monsun). Champion 3YO Miler in Germany & Italy in 2005. 4 wins at 1200m, 1600m, €307,040 in Italy and Germany, Milan Premio Vittorio di Capua, Gr.1, Cologne Oppenheim Pramerica Grosse Europa Meile, Gr.2, Düsseldorf Henkel-Rennen, Gr.2. Producer.

Accessories. Unraced. Dam of-

HELMET (Exceed and Excel). 6 wins-4 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, A$1,607,300, ATC Sires Produce S., Gr.1, Champagne S., Gr.1, MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, Caulfield Guineas Prelude, Gr.3, ATC Australian Brewery 2YO H., STC Grand Pavilion 2YO H., 3d ATC Golden Rose S., Gr.1, Run to the Rose H., Gr.3, STC Rosehill Gardens Event Centre 2YO P. Sire.

EPAULETTE (Commands). 5 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$1,717,750, ATC Golden Rose S., Gr.1, BRC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1, MRC Caulfield Guineas Prelude, Gr.3, Canberra RC Black Opal S., L, ATC Australian Turf Club 2YO H., 2d ATC TJ Smith S., Gr.1, Todman S., Gr.2, 3d MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, ATC Run to the Rose H., Gr.3.

PEARLS (Exceed and Excel). 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m, A$209,175, in 2015-16, ATC Tea Rose S., Gr.2, 2d ATC PJ Bell S., Gr.3, TAB Place Multi H., 4th ATC Flight S., Gr.1, Surround S., Gr.2.

BULLBARS (Elusive Quality). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1400m, A$378,600, VRC CS Hayes S., Gr.3, MRC Canonise 2YO H., 2d VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1, MRC Manfred S., L, 3d MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr.2, Mitchell McKenzie S., L, 4th VRC Henry Bucks S., L. Sire.