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Millionaire mare Fiesta can add to already impressive bank balance with a win in the Listed $125,000 Bright Shadow (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Fiesta, above, is chasing more Stakes prizemoney in the Bright Shadow at Eagle Farm. Photo by Steve Hart.

Fiesta, above, is chasing more Stakes prizemoney in the Bright Shadow at Eagle Farm. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Chris Waller trained Fiesta has already earned just over $1.28 million for her Star Thoroughbreds Syndicate with three wins and eight placings from twenty-four starts and a win on the weekend will boost that number by another $72,500.

Two of Fiesta’s three wins have been in Group 3 and Group 2 company and she was also runner up in the 2018 Group 1 $500,000 Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick.

Fiesta has done most of her racing in Stakes company and Waller’s Gold Coast foreman Paul Shailer said that the I Am Invincible mare is well placed in Listed company this weekend.

“Like all trainers Chris looks for the right black-type races for these mares,” Shailer told AAP.

“We won a Group Three mares race last Saturday (the Sapphire Stakes) with Sure Knee who is yet another example.

“Chris has a great association with Star Thoroughbreds and they are wonderful supporters of the stable.”

Fiesta has been well beaten at her last two starts, her latest a ninth behind Love You Lucy in the Group 2 $175,000 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm three weeks.

The four-year-old mare’s best recent effort was three starts when a nose second to Love You Lucy in the Listed $85,000 Silk Stocking (1200m) at the Gold Coast on May 16.

Betting at Ladbrokes.com.au for the Bright Shadow has Fiesta marked at $15, well behind the $5.50 favourite Multaja while Love You Lucy is marked as a $10 chance.

The James Cummings trained Multaja is also struggling to find her best form and has been unplaced from three starts this campaign, her latest a fifth in the Listed $125,000 Helen Coughlan Stakes (1350m) at Doomben on May 30.

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.