Reward For Effort Top Pick in 2010 Concorde Stakes Final Field

Peter Moody’s champion four-year-old Reward For Effort will start in their first Group race of the season on Saturday, starring in the $125,000 Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill.

Reward For Effort, the Victoria-based son of Exceed And Excel that rose to fame after winning the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes last year, has opened as the equal $4 favourite for the 2010 Concorde Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au with Patronyme.

Having enjoyed a brilliant return to racing this season claiming victory first-up in the Listed J Monash Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield last month, Reward For Effort has drawn barrier five for Saturday and will be ridden by Nash Rawiller.

Moody has named the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) under the lights at Moonee Valley on September 24 as Reward For Effort’s main spring goal.

The other hot favourite with the punters at Ladbrokes.com.au in the Concorde Stakes betting is six-year-old mare Patronyme.

Trained by Joseph Pride at Warwick Farm, the daughter of More Than Ready won the Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes (1200m) during the autumn before finishing fifth in the Group 1 T J Smith Stakes (1200m).

Patronyme enjoyed a promising barrier trial win earlier in the month and will jump from gate seven with Joseph Pride aboard on Saturday.

Other starters lining up in the nine-horse final field include last year’s Concorde Stakes runner-up McClintock having his first-up start for the season, Peter Snowden’s Lonhro mare Trim and the ideally drawn Montana Flyer in barrier one.

Make sure you check out the odds on all these classy runners at Ladbrokes.com.au.

The 2010 Concorde Stakes, due to jump as Race 4 at 2:40pm, is one of the many quality races to be held on Golden Rose Day this Saturday.

The meeting is headlined by the esteemed $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m).

As the richest race at the annual Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, the 2010 Golden Rose features a final field of 15 star three-year-olds and by following the link you can read a detailed race preview before having a bet at Ladbrokes.com.au.

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2010 Concorde Stakes Final Field, Barriers & Odds

# Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Weight Odds*
1 MCCLINTOCK Mark de Montfort Damien Oliver 4 58 7.50
2 REWARD FOR EFFORT Peter G Moody Nash Rawiller 5 56.5 4.00
3 TRUSTING John P Thompson Hugh Bowman 3 56 11.00
4 KRONER (NZ) Robert Price Kathy O’Hara 6 55.5 41.00
5 PRINCE BRAEMAN Paul Perry Tommy Berry 9 54.5 21.00
6 PATRONYME Joseph Pride Corey Brown 7 53.5 4.00
7 MONTANA FLYER Gai Waterhouse Tim Clark 1 53 8.50
8 WINTER KING (NZ) David Payne Glyn Schofield 2 53 4.60
9 TRIM Peter Snowden Blake Shinn 8 53 7.00

*Odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au and are subject to change