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Shamalia Wins Gr3 Birthday Card Stakes
At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, European champion 4-time Gr1-winning former Darley shuttler Shamardal (Giant's Causeway-Helsinki, by Machiavellian) added a Group success when 4YO mare Shamalia (Shamardal (USA) 2002 out of Laylia (AUS) 2002, by Redoute's Choice) scored by 2-lengths for trainers Bart & James Cummings in the $150,000 Gr3 Birthday Card Stakes (1200m) for 3YO+ f&m, over 3YO fillies Mossfun (Mossman-Eye for Fun, by Snitzel) & Ygritte (Snitzel-Deputy Lil, by French Deputy). Shamalia, who is bred and raced by Dato Tan Chin Nam's Think Big Stud, took her record to 5 wins (including the Fireball Stakes) and 1 placing (the Listed ATC Lightning Handicap) from 11 starts for $289,825 earnings.