Mares by Reward For Effort performed well over the Cox Plate Weekend with luckless second placings from both Essence of Terror and Desert Lashes at Moonee Valley. Meanwhile, Rewarding Laughter won easily at Morphettville on Saturday. Replay

Rewarding Laughter won easily and will likely head to the Absolut Stakes over 1000m on Oaks Day. Congratulations to trainer Eric Musgrove who has his mare in-foal to Reward For Effort this season.

Unfortunately we won’t see Stakes Winner Desert Lashes within 3 months after bleeding from both nostrils. This wasn’t enough to prevent her from a very brave 2nd placing in race 2 on Cox Plate Day. Essence of Terror will also head to the Absolut Stakes after an impressive 2nd in the 955 second race on Manikato Stakes Night.