Desert Lashes Back to Best
Tara Madgwick - Friday March 22
Talented Reward for Effort mare Desert Lashes shot to fame when winning her first eight starts in succession and has been consistent since then until suffering a bleeding attack at Moonee Valley last October.

Reward for EffortReturning for her first run back from a break, the Tony McEvoy trained mare raced on the pace and sped clear to win a heat of the Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge in a brisk 55.53 seconds under Luke Currie.

"It was a really good performance and it's good to have her back," said Tony McEvoy.

"The owners have trusted me with this mare so it's good her her to win at her first run back and now we can look for some Black type races."

A $6,000 Inglis VOBIS Gold Sale purchase from the Kristenvale Stables draft, Desert Lashes has won 10 from 19 starts earning over $400,000 in prizemoney.

She is the best of five winners from the now retired Misha's Bell, a three-quarter sister to Group II winner Silver Glade.

Desert Lashes is one of seven stakes-winners for Reward for Effort, who covered 111 mares at Chatswood Stud last spring.