02/09/2013 11:52AM

Caulfield: Black Caviar's brother All Too Hard wins his second Group 1


All Too Hard, the younger half-brother of  Black Caviar - who was unbeaten in 22 starts - is holding up the family’s reputation quite well in Australia.

Saturday, All Too Hard won his second Group 1 race in the $412,000 C.F. Orr Stakes over seven furlongs at Caulfield Racecourse. Ridden by Dwayne Dunn, All Too Hard closed from the back of the nine-horse field to win by a half-length over the 15-1 shot Mawingo. Mr Moet was third.

The previously unbeaten Callanish, making his Group 1 debut, could only finish eighth after fighting for the early lead.

The Orr Stakes was the first Group 1 race of 2013 in Australia.

All Too Hard, a 4-year-old by Casino Prince, was confidently ridden by Dunn. Sent off as the 13-10 favorite, the colt rallied wide through the stretch to reach the front with a sixteenth of a mile remaining.

Purchased by Vinery Stud in December, All Too Hard won the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas on Oct. 13, and was second in the prestigious Cox Plate against older horses two weeks later. He has been mentioned as a candidate for Group 1 Australian Guineas at Flemington Racecourse in March and the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot in England in June.