Reward For Effort
Dynamic Syndications former star galloper REWARD FOR EFFORT winner of the Group 1 MRC Blue Diamond Stakes recorded his first winner on Thursday 18/12/14 at Seymour, when two year-old filly Take Pride scored a sizzling debut win.
Photo Finish Take That in Blue Colours
Prepared locally by trainer Murray Johnson, Take Pride looks a 2yo with a big future.
She settled in fifth place after the jump for the first half of the race before improving 3-4 deep travelling around the home turn. Once balanced at the top of the straight she gaped her opponents, bursting clear to win the 1000 metre dash by nearly three lengths.
Purchased for $94,000 from the Inglis Premier Sale, Take Pride will now be looking to emulate the deeds of her brilliant sire as she too heads towards the Group 1 MRC Blue Diamond Stakes in February.
The most expensive filly from the first crop of yearlings by Reward for Effort, she obviously has ability to match her good looks.
The trainer has had a good opinion of her for some time now and she won very impressively.
He has her nominated for the Blue Diamond and all the good races, so it's nice to get that first win on the board.
Take Pride is the first foal of Shabtis, a winning half-sister by Elusive Quality (USA) to five time Group 1 winner Mummify, who has a Caulfield Cup win amongst his elite victories.
Reward for Effort, the son of champion sire Exceed and Excel, stands at Chatswood Stud in Victoria and has been extremely popular with breeders covering over 500 mares in his first three seasons standing at a fee of $11,000.
To date, there have been 7 runners by REWARD FOR EFFORT.
1 Winner = Take That
2 x City Placed = Ameritar, Silent Sniper
2 x 4th including a Stakes Race = Results, Marie Clare
1st Take Pride ex Shabtis (AUS) at Seymour
3rd Ameritar ex Veracruz (AUS) Myer 2yo Plate at Morphettville Parks
3rd Silent Sniper ex Cumulonimbus (AUS) The Orange Spot Bakery Plate at Morphettville Parks
4th Results ex Gunda Bella (USA) Greenland Maribyrnong Trial Stks LR at Flemington
4th Marie Clare ex Shallot (AUS) at Hobart
5th Bonuses ex Hear Our Prayers (AUS) 5 The Orange Spot Bakery Plate at Morphettville Parks
6th Silent Sniper ex Cumulonimbus (AUS) Darley Plate Morphettville Parks
7th Drill Master ex Go With The Wind (AUS) Greenland Maribyrnong Trial Stks LR at Flemington