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Australian Racing - Racing: Portelli confident of making history

Fireburn will bid to make history at Randwick by winning the Group 1 Champagne Stakes, the final leg of the two-year-old Triple Crown.

Having finished an unlucky fourth on her debut, the daughter of Rebel Dane has since strung together five consecutive victories, including in the Golden Slipper Stakes and Sires' Produce Stakes on her most recent appearance - and she is currently 3/5 for Randwick's 1600-metre contest.

Fireburn out to emulate Burst achievement

The three-year-old will now bid to become the only filly outside of Burst (1992) to bag the coveted two-year-old Triple Crown and trainer Gary Portelli is understandably bullish about her chance.

"The only thing that can beat her is bad luck in running," he said. "I think she is the best horse by a long way.

"Her resilience and her ability to cope with the pressure of everything. Her relaxed nature and she's got a bigger motor than most horses."

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Portelli says Fireburn has enjoyed a "perfect week" and has the right mix of talent and temperament to join Baguette (1970), Luskin Star (1977), Tierce (1991), Burst, Dance Hero (2004) and Pierro (2012) as juvenile Triple Crown winners.

"I am just facilitating what she can do. She has got all the weaponry, I've just got to make sure she doesn't fire it off at track work," Portelli added.

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