“Having been closely associated with Written Tycoon a sire who rose from obscurity to become a leading stallion, I find myself following the progress of another young stallion in Reward for Effort with very keen interest”.
The Cindy Alderson-trained three-year-old produced a devastating turn of foot to run away with the Officer Grain Store 3YO Maiden Plate (1400m) at Racing.com Park on Tuesday.
A half-brother to stablemate and two-time Group 2 runner-up Manageress, Rewarding Effort won by two-and-a-quarter lengths from Anzio, with a further four lengths back to La Dalliance in third.
Two year-old Reward for Effort filly Effortless Reward made a one act affair of the 1000 metre maiden at Vaal in South Africa on Tuesday winning by more than seven lengths.
Reward for Effort, Victoria’s leading second season sire will have a fee increase to $16,500 (inclusive of GST) (up from his initial fee of $11,000 (inclusive of GST).
Anacheeva remains unchanged at $6,600 (inclusive of GST)
He was the most profitable of all Victorian based sires represented at the sale in terms of multiple of service fee and his colt from Batik was the fourth highest priced of the sale and single highest priced offering by a Victorian based sire.
The Reward For Effort’s proved popular at the recent Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, including the 4th highest price of the sale, $380k.
With progeny earnings topping $1million for the current season and three individual stakes-winners to his credit, things could hardly be going better for Chatswood Stud’s Blue Diamond hero Reward for Effort, whose flagbearer Gold Symphony returns this Saturday in the $250,000 Inglis Dash at Flemington.
After an aborted spring campaign, Gold Symphony is set to make an early autumn return at Flemington.
A setback in the lead-up to the Golden Rose at Randwick in September put an end to the Peter Moody-trained three-year-old’s spring campaign after victories in two black-type races at Caulfield.
Dalradian takes out the 250k Inglis Banner on Cox Plate Day for his sire Reward For Effort. Conceived, born and raised at Chatswood until selling him as a yearling, this AW branded gelding is on track for the Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate on Emirates Stakes Day. Congratulations to Trainer Darren Weir, Jockey Brad Rawiller and…
Patrick Moloney aboard Take Pride
Murray Johnson landed the biggest Australian win of his career as speedy filly Take Pride ran her rivals off their feet in the Group 3 Champagne Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night.The gun three-year-old, who finished behind rising star Petits Filous two runs back, was hustled up early by leading apprentice Patrick Moloney and found the front.
Take Pride was simply too fast for her rival fillies in Friday night’s Group III Champagne Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley.
Take Pride was simply too fast for her rivals in the Champagne Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo: Darryl Sherer
Patrick Moloney utilised the gate speed of Take Pride to pounce on the lead from barrier two.