Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Cosmonaut,COs Star on Rise with Rattling Run

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Cosmonaut,COs Star on Rise with Rattling Run

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Byline: ANTHONY BRAND

SECOND-favourite Cosmonaut made a stunning come-from-behind victory to win the Centrepoint Apartments Caloundra 1600m ($7800) race at Sunshine Coast Turf Club yesterday.

Backed heavily before the jump ($2.60), Cosmonaut was placed last coming into the final turn before kicking strongly to blitz the field.

Fourth favourite Home to the Bride ($7) finished second, while outsider Dane Princess ($26) managed a good run for third. Skalatonic ($31) led for most of the race before the main pack hit the turn with 400m to go.

But it was all Cosmonaut with the five-year-old gelding showing a lot of composure to come home strongly to win by three lengths.

Jockey Ryan Wiggins said he never doubted CosmonautCOs ability to get the victory.

C[pounds sterling]HeCOs a really nice horse and heCOs probably got a bit on these types of horses and thatCOs probably why he did it today,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]I was hoping to go back a little bit, but probably not that far, but I wasnCOt ever worried. …

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