Shock Defeat For Pierro As All Too Hard Wins 2012 Caulfield Guineas

October 15th, 2012

The Group 1 Caulfield Guineas has been won by All Too Hard at Caulfield Racecourse last Saturday October 13, 2012.

All Too Hard shocked onlookers as he ran past odds-on favourite Pierro in the final stages of the $1 million Caulfield Guineas in Melbourne.

The Casino Prince colt scored his first Group 1 title in the race, which he won by half a length in front of Pierro, who finished second, and Epaulette, who ran home for third.

All Too Hard has now won four of his eight race starts and has earned more than $1.02 million in prize money during his horse racing career.

The half-brother to Black Caviar had always come off second best to Pierro in the past, however, Caulfield racecourse and the 1,600 metre distance proved to be right up his alley in the 2012 Caulfield Guineas.

Prior to his 2012 Caulfield Guineas win, All Too Hard finished fourth in the Group 1 George Main Stakes at Royal Randwick Racecourse on September 22.

Co-trainer John Hawkes will not commit to sending All Too Hard to the $3 million Cox Plate on October 27, 2012, just yet.

”Just remember that the Guineas was his grand final,” Hawkes said.

“That was the race we have wanted all along.

“You must always appreciate how tough it can be getting a three-year-old colt ready and right for the one day.”

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2012 Caulfield Guineas Race Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 3 ALL TOO HARD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 3 56.5kg $12
2 1 PIERRO Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 0.5L 7 56.5kg $1.22F
3 2 EPAULETTE Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2.25L 6 56.5kg $12
4 7 AWESOME BRO (NZ) Leon Corstens Craig Williams 6.75L 2 56.5kg $19
5 5 ROAD TRIPPIN Stephen Theodore Ben Melham 13.75L 5 56.5kg $151
6 4 ASHOKAN John O’Shea James McDonald 13.95L 8 56.5kg $81
7 8 LET GO LENNI Mick Price Craig Newitt 14.25L 1 56.5kg $41
8 6 CARRINGBUSH JACK Leon Corstens Jake Noonan (a) 14.35L 4 56.5kg $101