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Australian Racing - Racing: Portelli hails "superstar" Fireburn

Golden Slipper winner Fireburn is set to contest the Group 1 ATC Sires' Produce at Randwick in early April following her sensational win on Saturday.

Trained by Gary Portelli, Fireburn is a 4/1 chance to back-up on day one of The Championships after announcing herself as Australia's premier juvenile with her Slipper win.

And she is set to be joined in Sydney by stablemate Sejardan (12/1), who finished ninth in the Slipper.

Fireburn a phenomenon - Portelli

"She's a phenomenal filly. I just had her out of the box early this morning for a walk around and she was dragging me around and you wouldn't know that she'd had a run," Portelli said on Sunday.

"If I am happy with her, she'll definitely go to the Sires' and the colt (Sejardan) will go there as well. I've always thought that was a good race for him and he had no luck there yesterday."

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Portelli, who won his second Golden Slipper on Saturday, was still in disbelief at the performance from Fireburn, while he is already looking ahead to her three-year-old campaign.

Portelli wonders how to beat Fireburn

"I don't know how they will beat her after that," the trainer continued. "You wouldn't think she will be beatable ever again. She's a superstar this filly.

"What she did yesterday, you don't fluke that. I've long thought she could be a Flight Stakes filly and that's a race we'll go for in the spring."

Fireburn is now unbeaten in four starts since finishing fourth on her debut, while Sejardan has wins at Group 2 and Group 3 level among his three successes.

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