First-season sire Exosphere records his first winner

City-placed filly, Thermosphere does it the tough way to give sire first winner

Exosphere (Lonhro), a G1 Golden Rose winner entered stud at Kelvinside in the Hunter Valley in 2016 and covered a full book of 136 mares in his first season.

Today, his city-placed daughter, Thermosphere, was awarded the win she deserved and recorded her sire his first winner.

Under the tutelage of Godolphin's head trainer James Cummings, the filly produced a fourth-place in the city to subsequent G3 Canonbury Stakes winner, Prague on debut in January. Three weeks between runs, the filly lined up again to run a close second.

Jumping from barrier four of a five-horse field, the two-year-old filly missed the jump to trail the field by three lengths. Given a patient ride by jockey Jason Collett who allowed his mount to gather herself in the back straight, together horse and rider kicked around the bend to take the wide alley. Trailing 400m from home, the pair peeled wide, balanced and battled to the line to win.

Her dam Glows, a Stakes winner at Listed level over 1,200m, returned to Exosphere and has produced a weanling colt, and is currently in foal to an October cover.

Exosphere stands at Kelvinside, NSW.