Sixth Winner for All Too Hard
Mark Smith - Saturday, 17 June 2017

Heavily backed favourite Eclair Sunshine came with a barnstorming finish from last to earn his first win in Saturday's West Adelaide Football Club Hcp (1050m) at Morphettville and credit All Too Hard with his sixth winner and fifth in Australia.

The Phillip Stokes-trained gelding was snagged back to last by Matthew Neilson from an outside barrier.

Saving ground close to the rails, the son of All Too Hard faced a wall of horses before Neilson switched him wide to make his challenge.

It proved the winning move as Eclair Sunshine overpowered Tony McEvoy's Kid Flash (Shrapnel) to win by a length and a quarter with Matt Laurie's From The Clouds (Star Witness) three-quarters of a length back in third.

Runner-up in two of his previous three starts, Eclair Sunshine (pictured above as a yearling ) was purchased by his owner C.K. Li for $290,000 from the Vinery Stud draft at the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling sale.

A half-brother to five-time stakes winner Platinum Kingdom (Magnus), Eclair Sunshine is the seventh foal of the unraced Giant's Causeway mare Miss Rangoon a half-sister to  Grade III winner and multiple Grade 1 placed mare Spring Meadow 


A Smart Missile colt out of Miss Rangoon was sold to Jun Almeda for $11,000 at the recent Magic Millions National Yearling sale.

Miss Rangoon has a weanling colt by Hinchinbrook and was bred back to All Too Hard last spring.

A half-brother to the incomparable Black Caviar 4-time Group I winner All Too Hard (pictured) will stand for a fee of $44,000 at Vinery Stud this spring.


Race 1 - West Adel. Football Club Hcp - 1050m
Class: Open. Track: Good(4). Time: 1:01.93. Sectional Time: 0:33.86 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $42,000 - 1st: $25,500 2nd: $7,500 3rd: $3,400.
 1   Eclair Sunshine T: P Stokes J: M Neilson
2g   All Too Hard x Miss Rangoon (USA) (Giant's Causeway (USA) )
Not Offered
 2 1.3 Kid Flash T: Tony McEvoy J: Jamie Kah
2g   Shrapnel x Langfibian (Langfuhr (CAN) )
Not Offered
 3 2.1 From The Clouds T: M M Laurie J: J Bowditch
2f   Star Witness x Cosmic Choice (Redoute's Choice )
Not Offered
 4 2.2 No Reward T: Sam Pritchard-Gordon J: D Schmitt
2f   Reward For Effort x Lady La Bend (Refuse To Bend (IRE) )
 5 2.7 Fancy Rumble T: W F Francis and G Kent J: J Holder
2f   Reward For Effort x Addicted To Wealth (Dolphin Street (FR) )
 6 4.9 Mighty Mick T: G V Richards J: R J Hurdle
2g   Hussonet (USA) x She's Posh (Bellotto (USA) )
 7 8.5 Cheeky As T: D K Weir J: Jake Toeroek
2f   Helmet x Ilithyia (Spartacus )
 8 9.1 Exalted Glory T: R H Wilkinson J: Ms E Finnegan
2f   Hussonet (USA) x Exalted Blonde (Face Value )
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