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'Team Sears' hopeful its good form can continue

The training partnership of Tony and Maddysen Sears is hopeful of continuing its recent run of good form with its sole starter at Doomben on Wednesday.

'Team Sears' made the trip to the Sunshine Coast on Sunday and were successful with Dear Prudence, who was making her stable debut in a 1000 metre maiden.

It was the fourth win for the stable this month and the seventh over the past four weeks.

Dear Prudence and Red Top were among the Doomben nominations on Wednesday but the Sears stable will wait for another day with Red Top.

"Red Top got too much weight with 63kgs and Dear Prudence won on Sunday so we'll only go with Goldeel on Wednesday," Tony Sears said. 

Goldeel will run in the Class 5 Handicap over 6 3⁄4 f and 'Team Sears' is hopeful she can further boost the stable's strike-rate.

Goldeel – an Angela Jones mount - has started 18 times for four wins and as many placings and is coming off a strong finishing fourth to the Michael Lakey-trained Moonan Me in a 1350 metre Benchmark 75 Handicap race at Doomben on February 1.

"Her last run was okay so I think she's got a rough hope again," Tony said.

Goldeel was touted as a possible Queensland Oaks contender as a three-year-old.

Her mother Anagold ran in the Queensland Oaks won by Kiwi filly Quintessential in 2012.

Anagold won the Ipswich Cup in 2013.

Tony in unsure when Red Top will run next but it's likely to be at a Saturday meeting. 

Red Top was a close up fourth last start in a 1400 metre Class 3 Plate at Eagle Farm on February 3.

A three time winner in 22 starts, the son of Top Echelon finished ninth, beaten less than six lengths by Knight's Choice, in the Group 3 Winx Guineas at the Sunshine Coast in July last year.

Meanwhile, the Sears' stable star Yellow Brick is back in work.

Yellow Brick, a six-time winner from 12 starts, was given a decent break of three months and has bulked up since his last start when he beat one runner home in the Silver Eagle at Randwick in mid-October.

"He's been back in work a month and he's not ready to start trialling yet," Tony said.

"We're going to take our time with him and nothing is set in stone just yet but the Stradbroke will be his goal."


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