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Waller wins with former New Zealand filly

Firebird Flyer pictured with Steph as a yearling. - Photo: Trish Dunell
Firebird Flyer pictured with Steph as a yearling.

Photo: Trish Dunell

A win with Firebird Flyer at Warwick Farm on Wednesday has edged Sydney's premier trainer Chris Waller closer to a record-breaking season.

Firebird Flyer, who came to Waller from New Zealand as a six-start maiden, ended a frustrating four-run sequence of second placings for her new trainer.

A $3 chance in the TAB Rewards Plate, she got the nod by a head over $2.40 favourite Kingsguard.

"It's good to get the win," Waller said. "She has a good constitution and looks as well as she did when she started with us and it was a nice ride by Tim Clark."

The filly's previous trainer Jeff Lynds had a high enough opinion of Firebird Flyer to run her in the New Zealand Oaks, but she failed to get a clear run and finished 10th of the 16 runners.

Bred by The Sunlight Trust Firebird Flyer is a daughter of Stravinsky and the third foal from Margaux Belle, an unraced half-sister to Veloce Bella. - AAP Turf


 

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