Hall of fame trainer David Hayes and training partner Tom Dabernig came home from the Inglis Ready 2 Run sale with three purchases yesterday.
Two of these were very impressive colts by Reward For Effort.
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.
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.