AAP Horse Racing

Cosmic Gossip win seals JJ Atkins start

By AAP Newswire

Caloundra filly Cosmic Gossip confirmed her place in the Group One JJ Atkins field with a strong win at Eagle Farm.

Cosmic Gossip ($7.50) came from last early to beat Ready For Magic ($4.80) by a short neck in the XXXX Dry 2YO (1200m).

The filly was already in the field for the JJ Atkins on June 6 thanks to her win in a big prize money race at the Sunshine Coast in January.

Her win on Saturday lifted her to $126,000 in earnings and put her in eighth place in the ballot to make the field.

Trainer Stuart Kendrick had also nominated Cosmic Gossip for the Gold Coast on Friday but elected to run at Eagle Farm.

"The big Eagle Farm track suits her best and that is a big plus for us in the JJ Atkins," Kendrick said.

"As you saw she likes to find her feet and then really hit the line hard.

"I know everyone is aiming at the JJ Atkins but she is in the field and reaching her top now."

"It is a good chance to get some black type at this stage of her career."

Cosmic Gossip was ill-fated sire Spill The Beans' first metropolitan winner and Kendrick hopes she will also be his first Group One winner.