JJ Atkins 2015 Target for Typing

Sunshine Coast horseman Stuart Kendrick has confirmed plans to target the 2015 JJ Atkins on Stradbroke Handicap Day this Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival with improving young filly Typing after her win at Toowoomba over the weekend.

Jim Byrne

Jockey Jim Byrne is tipping Typing to improve over the mile for the 2015 JJ Atkins next month in Brisbane. Photo: Daniel Costello.

The two-year-old daughter of Sebring, out of unraced Zabeel mare My Type, broke her maiden status at her fourth career start on Saturday, jockey Jim Byrne guiding Typing to victory in the Listed Dalrello Stakes (1200m).

It was the filly’s maiden black-type assignment, and one she handled with ease as she put a tidy two lengths on her closest rival In His Stride to take out the Listed sprint.

Post-victory Kendrick confirmed plans to head to Brisbane with the grand final aim of the $600,000 Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) at Doomben Racecourse on June 6.

Typing was picked up for a steal at the Magic Millions sales for a modest purchase price of only $20,000 and has already won more than double that in prize money banking $72,500 since her debut at the Sunshine Coast in mid-March.

She is owned by the Darby Racing syndication, and Kendrick believes she has the potential to win the group plenty more in prize money this winter.

“The syndicate was only put together shortly before her first race,” Kendrick said.

“I have a big opinion of her.

“I scratched her last week (from the Ken Russell Memorial Classic at the Gold Coast) and decided to wait another week for this race.

“Now she can go three weeks into the Sires and then to the J.J. Atkins.”

A traditional lead-up to the JJ Atkins, the $250,000 Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m) runs in Brisbane on Doomben 10,000 Day, Saturday May 23.

The last horse to complete the BRC Sires’ – JJ Atkins double was the Kelso Wood-trained Sizzling in 2012.

Typing was tested over the 1350m at Doomben two back when third behind Montana Star on April 4, a run that was hampered by a Heavy (10) track.

She is tipped to appreciate a firmer track in her return to Doomben then this winter, and her winning hoop from Saturday Byrne is confident she’ll be on the improve as she’s stepped out even further in distance.

“I thought she would settle about fifth (on Saturday), but obviously with a few leaders winning early on, everyone wanted to be up there and I found myself back third last,” he explained post-win on the weekend.

“So I was back further than I thought but she really found the line well.

“It was a nice run and she will run 1600m on her ear.”

Early nominations for all the Brisbane Group 1s this season were taken by Racing Queensland last week including 78 early entries for the JJ Atkins.

Futures JJ Atkins betting at bookies around the country are currently a wide open affair with a host of top fancies including Richard Laming’s Not A Single Doubt filly Payroll, the Chris Waller-trained Counterattack, Gai Waterhouse’s Sempre Libera and Holler.

Despite her weekend win, Typing still remains a double figure hope paying around $17 for the Group 1 win next month.

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