THEY call it the unkindest cut but co-trainer Paul Snowden credits the decision to geld Gold Symphony with his return to form at Warwick Farm on Saturday.
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.
Reward For Effort was the Champion Victorian First Season Sire in 2014-2015 and he continued that success in his second season winning the title.
– Champion Victorian 2nd Season Sire by Prize-Money, Winners, Wins, Stakes-Winners and Stakes-Wins.
– #1 Victorian 3YO Sire
– #2 Victorian 2YO Sire, second only to the sire of the Golden Slipper winner, Written Tycoon.
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.