Reward for Effort's HK Star Scores of Fun

Media Release - Sunday September 20

Reward For Effort's success in Hong Kong was added to on Sunday Afternoon when Scores Of Fun remained unbeaten thanks to some Moreira magic. 

The John Size trained Scores Of Fun, was badly strung up in the straight and joins Moneymore (Reward For Effort) who is already a winner for David Hayes in the new Hong Kong racing Season.

“I was hopeful I would get through – he’s a promising horse,” Moreira said. “We got held up in the home straight and I had to go for two gaps and the only one that came through was the second one and that proves that he has got heart – he came in between horses and got the job done.”


John Size-trainee settled midfield on the rail and in the home straight had to duck and weave for an opening, which Moreira found at the 200 metre mark between a weakening Inno Legend and Happily Friends.

Scores Of Fun was bred at Dan Neville's Hollylodge Thoroughbreds by Jeremy McGrath and Darren Fradd. The up and coming sprinter is out of Brahms mare Montana Hilton who tested positive to Reward For Effort on September 18.

Closer to home, Reward For Effort has sired a quick fire 23 individual winners since the start of August and is a top 20 Australian sire for earnings and winners this season. Thompson's Reward was his most recent city winner when saluting at Morphettville on Saturday. Congratulations to breeder Tarcoola Stud. - News from Chatswood Stud

Reward for Effort


Race Result - Shek Lei Hcp (C4) 1200m

Sha Tin Track: Good Time: 1:09.41
Scores Of Fun
T: J J Size J: J Moreira 60
4g Reward For Effort (AUS) x Montana Hilton (AUS) (Brahms (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Springmount, Romsey
B: Price Bloodstock Management Ltd
Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale $15,000
V:Hollylodge Thoroughbreds, Avenel
B: Belmont Bloodstock Agency (FBAA)
Classic Posh
T: D J Hall J: Jerry Chau 56
5g Testa Rossa (AUS) x Makaha (NZ) (Seasoned Star (AUS))
So Awesome
T: Y S Tsui J: K Teetan 56
4g Rip Van Winkle (IRE) x Lion Blanc (AUS) (Reset (AUS))
NZB Karaka - Book 2 $100,000
V:Wentwood Grange
B: Waikato Bloodstock / Kangyu International
Smart Charade
T: W Y So J: V Borges 53
7g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Aniarnota (IRE) (Dalakhani (IRE))
Above All
T: A T Millard J: A Hamelin 57
3g Deep Field (AUS) x Blueridge Cat (USA) (Bluegrass Cat (USA))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $340,000
V:Prima Park, Ohaupo, NZ
B: George Moore Bloodstock
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $140,000
V:Willaroon Thoroughbreds, Lurg
B: Prima Park Bloodstock / Waterford Bloodstock Limited (BAFNZ)
Stock Legend
T: K W Lui J: C Y Ho 52.5
4g Sidestep (AUS) x Adjourn (AUS) (Waajib (IRE))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $60,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: Legends Bloodstock / McKeever Bloodstock / Ferguson Bloodstock
Golden Mission
T: C W Chang J: A Badel 51.5
5g Rock 'n' Pop (AUS) x Aimee's Idol (NZ) (Colombia (NZ))
NZB Select Yearling Sale $25,000
B: Brookby Stables
Happily Friends
T: K H Ting J: C Schofield 56.5
5g Requinto (IRE) x Maraglen (IRE) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
Robot Warrior
T: T P Yung J: K C Leung 57
5g Sepoy (AUS) x Ancient Song (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Turangga Farm, Scone
B: The Hong Kong Jockey Club
More Than Enough
T: A S Cruz J: N Callan 59.5
4g Dalghar (FR) x Worship (USA) (Irish River (FR))
NZB Karaka - Book 2 $30,000
V:Portland Stud
B: Price Bloodstock Management
Inno Legend
T: K L Man J: Z Purton 56.5
4g Nicconi (AUS) x Morceau (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $180,000
V:Riversley Park Ltd
B: Mr M Man
Flying Spirit
T: D Whyte J: M L Yeung 53
5g Stratum (AUS) x Traffic (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Fortune Triple
T: Y S Tsui J: H T Mo 54.5
4g Lope De Vega (IRE) x Kerry Gal (IRE) (Galileo (IRE))
Dragon In Field
T: P Yiu J: M F Poon 55
4g Highly Recommended (AUS) x Firelight (NZ) (Fantastic Light (USA))
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