I got a real kick out of watching Hard Faith (All Too Hard ex Absolute Faith, by Not a Single Doubt) break out of Maiden company today at Geelong. It was a huge effort as the filly was a long way back, made her run very wide out at the bend but never looked like flinching on her run and was impressive in scoring.
I purchased Hard Faith’s dam Absolute Faith for Nearco Stud off the track, dealing directly with her trainer John McArdle. The first foal, by Starcraft (named Thetruthisoutthere) was a winner and Hard Faith is the second foal. She was born & raised and Mike & Kate Fleming’s Bhima operation and sold at the 2016 Inglis Easter Sale for A$160,000.
Appropriately John McArdle was the successful buyer and he looks to have a more-than-promising three year old filly to take into spring racing.
Nearco Stud will offer an Olympic Glory filly from Absolute Faith at Inglis Classic at the start of next year. The mare is currently in foal to Exosphere and returns to All Too Hard this season.