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Investment in colt wasn t too hard at all
All Too Hard wins the Group 1 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. Pic: Getty Images

WA breeders Bob and Sandra Peters have had a quick return on an investment in Black Caviar's half-brother All Too Hard.

They bought a small share in All Too Hard before his brilliant first-up win in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on February 9.

Vinery Stud, which bought the potential star sire in conjunction with Black Caviar's managing owner Neil Werrett for $25 million from Patinack Farm in December, offered shares to selected clients.

All Too Hard boosted his value again on Saturday with an outstanding win in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.

Bob Peters, who boasts a strong band of valuable broodmares, said the offer to buy into the family of Black Caviar was too good to refuse.

"We were asked if we wanted to join the syndicate from a breeding point of view," Peters said.

"We bought into him just before the Orr Stakes and now he's won two Group 1s.

"He doesn't have to do any more. He's proving himself now and his female line couldn't be any better.

"We get two nominations a year when he eventually stands at stud.

"That's what we bought into him for, but this (winning two Group 1s) has been a bit of a bonus for us."

All Too Hard will chase a third straight Group 1 in Saturday's Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington. He is the overwhelming $1.55 favourite for the race with Player.

The son of Casino Prince is being talked up as a candidate for Royal Ascot, with the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes (1600m) in June a possible target.

Peters came close to a feature double across two States when Antique Belle ran a close second to Express Service in Saturday's Challenge Stakes (1500m) at Ascot.

Express Service, who also won the Magic Millions Perth 3YO Trophy (1400m) nine days ago, will be aimed at the $400,000 WATC Derby (2400m) at Ascot on April 20.

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