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Shamalia Wins Listed Fireball Stakes
At Randwick, European champion 4-time Gr1-winning former Darley shuttler Shamardal (Giant's Causeway-Helsinki, by Machiavellian) added a black-type success when 3YO filly Shamalia (Shamardal-Laylia, by Redoute's Choice) scored by 0.1-length for trainers Bart & James Cummings in the $125,000 Listed Fireball Stakes (1100m) for 3YOs, over 3YO colt Sidestep (Exceed and Excel-Dextrous, by Quest for Fame) & 3YO gelding Boss Lane (Dubawi-Lyricalworks, by Danehill Dancer). This was the first stakes victory for Shamalia who took her record to 3 wins from 4 starts for $150,525 earnings. Shamalia is a homebred for Think Big Stud which is owned by Bart Cummings long-time client Data Tan Chin Nam.