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petermannyCourtesy of Carl Di Iorio, July 8, 2013.

Chris Waller wasn't the only trainer to pass a milestone last weekend.

Moe trainer Peter Gelagotis eclipsed his career-best tally of 18 winners in a season, established in 2009/10, when Miss Macarena won at Mornington last Sunday.

Miss Macarena ($4 favourite) led throughout, winning by 1½ lengths under the guidance of Craig Newitt.

Leviathan owner Gerry Harvey has retained a share in Miss Macarena.

She is by More Than Ready out of Danehill mare Dancesteps, who won three races, two of them in town, when raced by Harvey.

Also in the ownership of Miss Macarena are former AFL footballers Greg Williams and Mark Stevens, who also have a share in Gelagotis's group-winning three-year-old Hvasstan.

"It is all very exciting," Gelagotis said.

"To have a person like Mr Harvey give you a horse and retain 50 percent in it is quite an endorsement of what we're trying to do.

"It also reinforced to myself and Manny (Gelagotis, stable manager) the need to be patient with her. There was no need to rush — we gave her plenty of time and she rewarded us with that win."

Gelagotis was effusive in his praise for Miss Macarena's temperament.

"I've never trained a horse with a better temperament then her. Nothing could possibly rattle her cage.

"With the temperament she has, I could see no reason why she couldn't settle anywhere in the run.

"She led throughout at Mornington but she doesn't need to. As soon as Craig (Newitt) dropped his hands mid-race she came back underneath him and relaxed."

Miss Macarena became the second three-year-old filly from the Gelagotis stable this season to win on debut.

Sweet Home Chicago achieved that feat over 1000 metres at Bairnsdale in March but has been unplaced from her next three starts.

Miss Macarena is likely to have her next run at Sandown Hillside in a $35,000 0-68 handicap (1000m) restricted to three-year-olds on July 24.