All Too Hard has emerged from the shadow of his older half-sister Black Caviar to claim the Group One Caulfield Guineas.
In a major surprise, All Too Hard ran down Pierro to end the hot favourite’s unbeaten sequence.
Pierro, chasing his ninth consecutive win, dwelt at the start before he was sent forward by Nash Rawiller to park outside the leader.
Despite all of his early work, the colt still managed to set up a sizable lead in the straight but he had no answer to All Too Hard’s finish.
“He’s been under big expectations because of his sister and I put my name on him early as a good horse so it’s good to see him deliver,” winning jockey Dwayne Dunn said.
All Too Hard went into the $1 million after three unplaced spring runs but co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said the Nathan Tinkler-owned colt deserved to win a Group One.
“He has been getting beaten two lengths (in his race) and not 22 lengths,” he said.
Pierro fought right to the wire to keep second with the Darley colt Epaulette finishing third.