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Exosphere Wins Gr2 Skyline Stakes
At Warwick Farm in Sydney, former Champion Australian Sire & 11-time Gr1-winning Darley World Champion Miler Lonhro (Octagonal-Shadea, by Straight Strike) added a Group success when Godolphin's exciting 2YO colt Exosphere (Lonhro-Altitude, by Danzero) romped home by 4-lengths for trainer John O'Shea in the $175,000 Gr2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) for 2YO c&g, over fellow 2YO colts Odyssey Moon (Snitzel-Run to the Moon, by Arch) & Wolf Cry (Street Cry-Starfish, by Redoute's Choice). This was the first stakes victory for Exosphere who took his record to 2 wins from 3 starts for $124,950 earnings. Exosphere, who firmed dramatically for the Gr1 Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on 21 March following this brilliant win, will now go straight into the $3.5 million juvenile feature without another run. "He was always a very nice horse early doors. He trialled the same day as Furnaces and they both won by six lengths," O'Shea told TVN. "Furnaces won his debut race and this fellow just didn't have a good day at the races, so he's always been highly thought of by the team. It's good for Sheikh Mohammed to have a couple of nice Lonhro's coming through the grades."