Debutante King’s Duty has scored a commanding all the way maiden success on the Beaumont track at Newcastle on Monday afternoon.

The son of the former Group 1 Golden Rose winner and now Oaklands Stud (QLD) stallion Exosphere had won both trials leading into what was to be his debut at Muswellbrook two weeks prior, however a barrier mishap prevented the gelding from showing his wares and he was a late withdrawal.

Banished to the trials by officialdom in order to regain his barrier ticket, King’s Duty sailed through the requirement and was once again on his way to his debut.

Mikayla Weir sent King’s Duty straight to the front on an unsuitably wet track, and despite having to endure early work from the wide gate, the pair sailed around the home turn lengths clear and maintained a solid gallop to the finish, winning by a comfortable margin.

King’s Duty was a purchase by Mark Minervini from the 2021 Adelaide Magic Millions Sale and is the first foal and winner from the two-time metropolitan winning Swiss Ace mare, Shemai (NZ).

Congratulations to his owners, Monty & Gavin Beecroft, Rodney Blanch, Scott Burns, Ethan Green, Michael Green, Gerry Harvey, Shane Higgins, Desmond Hogan, Todd Johns, Ben Kemp, Jason Lee, David McManus, Chris Prentice, Paul Till, Darryl Wright and From The Track – King Syndicate (Mgr: Allen Hardes).

Photo: Bradley Photos