All Too Hard's Behemoth Monsters Them In Spring Stakes

Mark Smith - Saturday August 15

A luckless fourth at his most recent start in the Group 1 Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville on May 16, the David Jolly-trained Behemoth emerged from his three-month hibernation with a dominant win in Saturday’s Group III Spring Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville.

An ecstatic Jolly said the 5yo son of All Too Hard may have a earned a trip to Melbourne for a start in the Memsie Stakes after he easily held the challenge of Dalasan (Dalakhani) by one and three-quarter lengths with Kemalpasa (Magnus) a further one and a half lengths back in third.

“He’s come up really well and has had a faultless prep,” Jolly said.

“Todd (Pannell) gave him the perfect ride. He lobbed in to a great spot. I just think the horse is better this time around, he is more mature.

“We will be heading to the mile races, the Toorak, the Cantala, those sought of races.

“We have put in a cheeky nom for the Cox (Plate) but at this stage we are looking at the mile races.

“He will run next in either the Penny Edition of the Memsie Stakes. We will nominate for both as they are on the same day. But on the strength of today we will have a closer look at the Memsie.”

A bargain basement $6,000 purchase by Grand Syndicates out of the Riversdale draft at the 2017 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale, Behemoth advances his record to 4 wins and 5 seconds from 15 starts with earnings of $816,490.

All Too Hard stands for $27,500  at Vinery Stud

 Bred by Wallings Bloodstock, Behemoth is the fourth foal and second winner of the stakes-winning Zedrich mare Penny Banger a half-sister to the Listed stakes-winner and Group 1 WATC Derby third Master Minx (Surtee).

The final foal of Penny Banger is a Scissor Kick filly who was knocked down to Dalziel Bloodstock / Peter Moody Racing / Mitch Freedman Racing for $85,000 at the 2019 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.

Named Danny's Sparkle she was second at her career debut at Echuca on July 26.

Behemoth is one of 16 stakes-winners for Vinery Stud’s All Too Hard who had a second winner at Morphettville when the Tony and Calvin McEvoy-trained gelding toughed out a narrow win in a benchmark 72 over 1600 metres.  



Race Result - Spring Stakes Gr3 1200m

Morphettville Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:10.80
T: D R Jolly J: Todd Pannell 58.5
5g All Too Hard (AUS) x Penny Banger (AUS) (Zedrich (AUS))
All Too Hard
MM National Yearling Sale $6,000
V:Riversdale Scone NSW
B: Grand Syndicates
Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale Platinum Session $120,000
V:Tyreel Stud, Agnes Banks, NSW
B: Heritage Bloodstock
T: L Macdonald & A Gluyas J: J Holder 58.5
4h Dalakhani (IRE) x Khandallah (AUS) (Kitten's Joy (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Mill Park Stud, Meningie, SA
B: L M & P J Macdonald Pty Ltd
T: R & C Jolly J: Jake Toeroek 58.5
5g Magnus (AUS) x Yarra Bank (AUS) (Bianconi (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Kulani Park Merricks North Vic
B: Richard Jolly
Fox Hall
T: T & C McEvoy J: B Vorster 58.5
7g Foxwedge (AUS) x Val De Loire (NZ) (Montjeu (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Session 2 $170,000
V:Edinglassie Stud, Muswellbrook
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing
T: R & C Jolly J: Ms C Jones 56.5
6m Barbados (AUS) x Miss Daea (AUS) (Bellotto (USA))
Balf's Choice
T: Ryan Balfour J: D Tourneur 58.5
8g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Not Jude's Choice (AUS) (Celtic Swing (GB))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $20,000
V:Ducatoon Park, Kadina, SA
B: Ryan Balfour
Crown Fontein
T: J E Hickmott J: Sairyn Fawke 58.5
6g Turffontein (AUS) x Miss Crown (AUS) (Bellotto (USA))
Extra Time
T: L Macdonald & A Gluyas J: Jessica Eaton 51.5
3g Shooting To Win (AUS) x Gwynethanne (NZ) (Handsome Ransom (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Session 1 $140,000
V:Armidale Stud Carrick Tas
B: Macdonald Gluyas Racing
Master Chum
T: R H Wilkinson J: Eran Boyd 58.5
6g Clangalang (AUS) x Flying Foxtrot (AUS) (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA))
More Than Exceed
T: P Stokes J: Kayla Crowther 58.5
5g More Than Ready (USA) x Exceedingly Regal (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $260,000
V:Newgate Farm Scone NSW
B: Phillip Stokes Racing
T: P W Jolly J: S Cahill 58.5
7g Mossman (AUS) x Carnegie Minstrel (NZ) (Carnegie (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Session 2 $200,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone
B: P Jolly
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