Exosphere Gelding All-The-Way in Liverpool City Cup

Mark Smith - Saturday March 2

Facing his biggest test to date, the 6-year-old Exosphere gelding Phearson rolled to the front shortly after the start of Saturday's Group III Liverpool City Cup at Randwick and just kept on going.

Tom Sherry goes for home on Phearson (image Steve Hart)

Bringing up a double for Tom Sherry, the Brad Widdup-trained gelding defeated the New Bay gelding New Energy (IRE) by a length, with the Exceed And Excel gelding Hard To Say a length and a half back in third.

The winner of the Group III Festival Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on December 2, Phearson finished midfield in the $2 million Group II The Ingham at Randwick a week later.

With his second stakes success, Phearson advances his record to six wins, six seconds, and six thirds from 17 starts with earnings of $584,350.

"He’s very tough,” Widdup said. I thought they were going to be too quick, but he likes to roll - probably not that quick - but full credit to the staff at home. He’s not an easy horse to get to win, they’ve done a great job.

“He’ll improve and loves racing.”

Tom Sherry bookended the meeting.

Good day at the office (image Steve Hart)

“He’s not the easiest horse but he had a good today and that is probably the best he’s left the barrier,” Sherry said.

“The more you leave him alone and leave him to his own devices, the more he responds.

“He gave a good kick up the straight, and I was hoping he’d have got third, but he was tough and too strong.

“He did everything right, was well-behaved and hopefully, he’s in for a good prep.”

A $65,000 purchase for Sunninghill Park Stud from the Fernrigg Farm draft at the 2019 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, Phearson is the best of three winners from five to race for the Pins mare Chateau D'Yquem, a three-quarter sister to Group 1 New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, and Group 1 New Zealand One Thousand Guineas winner Katie Lee and a half-sister to the Group 1 BTC Cup, and Group 1 Telegraph Hcp winner Gee I Jane, Group 1 Diamond stakes winner Banchee, and Group III winner Miss Jessie Jay.

Bell Racing bought a Darci Brahma half-sister to Phearson for $50,000 from the Seaton Park draft at Karaka in January.

Phearson is one of ten stakes-winners for Oaklands Sud’s Exosphere.

 

Advertisment

Race Result - Proven Thoroughbreds Guy Walter Stakes Gr2 1400m

Randwick Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:23.25
1
Hell Hath No Fury
- 4m Hellbent (AUS) x Diamond Cove (AUS) (Octagonal (NZ))
Tnr: Annabel Neasham Rdr: J R Collett 54
Hellbent
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $160,000
Seller: Yarraman Park Stud, Scone, NSW
Buyer: Brae Sokolski
2
0.1
Hinged
- 5m Worthy Cause (AUS) x Tints (AUS) (Tycoon Ruler (AUS))
Tnr: C J Waller Rdr: J B Mc Donald 58
3
1.7
More Secrets
- 6m More Than Ready (USA) x Secret Indulgence (NZ) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Tnr: M, W & J Hawkes Rdr: Zac Lloyd 54
More Than Ready
4
2.5
Miss Faberge
- 4m Russian Revolution (AUS) x Mica's Pride (AUS) (Bite The Bullet (USA))
Tnr: J G Sargent Rdr: Dylan Gibbons 54
5
3
Barbie's Fox
- 7m Foxwedge (AUS) x So Barbie Says (AUS) (Kenvain (AUS))
Tnr: Ben, Will & Jd Hayes Rdr: T Marquand 55
6
3.7
Ausbred Flirt
- 5m Maurice (JPN) x Seven Year Itch (AUS) (Keltrice (AUS))
Tnr: Brad Widdup Rdr: K Mc Evoy 54
7
4.5
Miss Couver
- 4m Vancouver (AUS) x Terrestria (NZ) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Tnr: A J Cummings Rdr: C Schofield 55
8
5.1
Duais
- 6m Shamus Award (AUS) x Meerlust (AUS) (Johannesburg (USA))
Tnr: Edward Cummings Rdr: N Rawiller 59
More Reading...
Pierata Gelding Pareto Makes Exciting Debut
Heavily backed favourite Pareto looks to have an exciting future judging on his facile win on debut in the Martin Collins Australia Hcp (1000m) at the Sunshine Coast on Anzac Day.
Sires With Winners - Wednesday April 24
Here is the full list of 47 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Exosphere's Phearson all Courage in Festival Stakes
As Williamsburg and Rustic Steel were involved in their personal duel down the straight, it was plain sailing for the Exosphere gelding Phearson to make a winning stakes debut in Saturday’s Group III James Squire Festival Stakes at Rosehill.
Mo’Unga Retires to Newhaven Park in 2024
Newhaven Park is thrilled to unveil its stallion roster for 2024, showcasing a trio of both proven and promising young sires.
MM National Yearling Sale Now Online
Quality offerings by an outstanding line up of proven stallions will take centre stage at the 2024 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast in early June.
$300,000 Mare in Foal to Too Darn Hot Tops Inglis Digital
Brae Sokolski secured the top lot in tonight’s ‘full’ Inglis Digital April (Late) Sale, buying proven broodmare Molto Allegro - in foal to Too Darn Hot – from the Oakland Park reduction for $300,000.
Shall Be Takes Aim at Inglis Challenge
The promising 2-year-old Shalaa (IRE) colt Shall Be will target the $200,000 Inglis Challenge to be run on May 17 at Scone Racecourse after breaking his maiden in the New Era Technology Maiden Plate at Newcastle on Wednesday.
A Pair of Exciting Deep Field Three-Year-Olds Kick Starts Anzac Day
A fantastic start to Anzac Day for Newgate Farm’s pensioned Deep Fied, with winners at Randwick and Flemington with a pair of 3-year-olds that promise better days to come.
No Justify for Australia This Spring
Justify, the Champion 2YO Sire in North America and sire of outstanding Australian 2YO  colt Storm Boy, won’t be returning to stand at Coolmore Australia this spring and will remain at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky where he will cover a select book of mares to southern hemisphere time late in the year.
Embellish 3YO Wins for Te Akau
Consistent three-year-old Beau Brummell commenced a successful journey south for jockey Warren Kennedy, who picked up a trio of winners at Phar Lap Raceway on Wednesday.