“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 $1.30 favourite gave punters a scare as he was in last place at the turn before cruising past his rivals with ease under very little riding from Daniel Stackhouse.
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.
Petite’s Reward – she’s hard to catch, for both punters and those galloping behind her and the Brendan McCarthy-trained filly booted to her third win at the track – all of which have come at double-figure odds.