Caloundra trainer Stuart Kendrick had 50,000 extra reasons to soothe the disappointment at his filly Cosmic Gossip’s failure to make the Magic Millions 2YO Classic field when she won on Saturday.
Cosmic Gossip ($13) came from last to beat the favourite Queen Kay ($1.80) in the $125,000 Sunshine Coast 2YO Classic Plate (1200m).
Kendrick thought Cosmic Gossip was an outside chance of winning the $2 million Magic Millions Classic but she was only an emergency for the race.
“We took her to the Gold Coast the week before the Millions in a last-ditch chance to make the Classic field, “Kendrick said.
“But she never travelled and was well beaten ironically by Queen Kay.”
“But today on her home track I was confident she would race well.”
Kendrick said he had pinpointed Saturday’s race because it carried a $50,000 bonus for any runner which had accepted for the Magic Millions Classic.
“It makes it a very nice pay day for her and there is more to come,” Kendrick said.
Cosmic Gossip, an $80,000 yearling, is by first-season sire Spill The Beans who died in November.
“I think Spill The Beans will be a good sire when horses get over some ground,” Kendrick said.
Winning jockey Matt McGillivray was impressed with the way Cosmic Gossip sprinted in the straight.
“Stu said to get out on the crown in the straight and she would do the best,” McGillivray said.
Ryan Maloney, who rode Queen Kay, said the filly was still immature and would be better for the race.