Rosehill trainer Gary Moore was not able to have his usual on-track celebration due to broadcast commitments, but he was still very pleased with the victory of All Too Huiying in the $150,000, listed Seppelt Wines (1800m) for three-year-old’s under Michael Walker at Flemington on Thursday.
The win was similar to previous wins on the day with the leader entering the main straight holding on for the win. But Walker’s flowing riding style materially assisted All Too Huiying to maintain his lead while under attack from his outside.
Black Sail (NZ) (Savabeel) and Damien Lane caught All Too Huiying with 150m to run. However just as it looked as if the challenge was going to be successful Walker kept All Too Huiying in his rhythm and the All Too Hard colt came back again to keep his lead.
At the line All Too Huiying was a short neck in front of Black Sail with Sky Boy (Pendragon) and Corey Brown third with the margin 3/4L.
Michael Walker keeps All Too Huiying up to the mark to defeat Black Sail (NZ) and Damien Lane, picture Quentinjlang.com
The time was 1.49.67 on the Good 3 track with the final 600m in 35.27. The $2.40 favourite Sambro did not figure through the race improving from the rear to finish sixth. All Too Huiying caught out punters paying $31.00 on fixed odds.
“It is fantastic to have a winner at Flemington. I am extremely grateful to the owners, this is a very proud moment for me and all the team. We do not have a very big stable, but with a result like this hopefully people will realise we’re running a serious operation,” said Moore.
“I have always had a lot of confidence in this horse, we switched the riding instructions around because we thought he might be better suited than staying up on the speed.
“My wife said that I couldn’t celebrate too wildly, because it’s only a listed race – so you’ll have to wait until I win a Group 1,” he said.
“He has given me a pretty hard ride. He was off the bridle a fair way out, but he pricked his ears and fought all the way to the line. Gary’s got a good horse on his hands here, so thanks to him and the owners for giving me the opportunity to ride him today,” said Walker.
“He has got heaps of potential. When he puts his mind on the job, he’s going to be a serious horse.”
It was the third win in succession for All Too Huiying after NSW provincial wins at Wyong over 1600m on October 12th and Hawkesbury over 1800m on October 26th. He stepped up to listed company well.
All Too Huiying, out of the Perugino mare Madame Flurry, now has the three wins and with four placings stakes earnings of $217,680 for owner Miss A Feng.
Winning trainer Gary Moore, picture Quentinjlang.com