Seven starts later, Desert Lashes has banked a cool $166,000 and is unbeaten.
Reward For Effort’s son, Gold Symphony has struck again at Stakes level, this time at Canberra’s premier meeting when dominant in the Listed National Sprint.
It was Drill Master’s second win for his new trainer who admitted the only surprising part about the gelding’s success was his double figure odds starting price.
Chatswood Stud champion Reward For Effort has sired 28 individual winners this season and heads all Australian third-season stallions in that category from Rothesay (25) and Star Witness (23).
Following a $380,000 yearling in March, Reward For Effort’s momentum in the sale ring has continued, producing one of the standout lots of the NZ Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale.