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Wet track a blessing and curse for Sears

By Glenn Davis

A likely rain-affected track could prove a blessing as well as a curse for trainer Tony Sears at the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday.

Sears has three runners, Takeittothelimit, Magic Trick and debutant Be Water My Friend engaged at the Sunshine Coast, which was rated in the slow range on Tuesday.

Takeittothelimit is shooting for a hat-trick of wins in the Benchmark 68 Handicap over 2200 metres, while Magic Trick is entered for the QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap (1000m).

Be Water My Friend, a son of Headwater, is having his first start in the QTIS Two-Year-Old Handicap over 1000 metres.

Magic Trick doesn’t seem to like wet tracks so I’ll wait and see what the weather does and see how the track comes up before deciding whether to start him.

“I’ll be taking Me Water My Friend and Takeittothelimit but I’m not sure about running Magic Trick,” Sears said.

“Magic Trick doesn’t seem to like wet tracks so I’ll wait and see what the weather does and see how the track comes up before deciding whether to start him.”

Magic Trick, a Michael Cahill mount, drew well in barrier four and is coming off a last start second to the Jackie Crompton-trained Mocking over 800 metres at Ipswich on May 4.

Takeittothelimit has won three of her 14 starts and was placed on a heavy track at Ipswich in her debut in April last year, before winning on a soft track at her next outing at Ipswich.

“Takeitothelimit loves wet tracks and I’m expecting her to race well again,” Sears said.

Sears, who trains in partnership with daughter Maddy, has no big plans in mind for Takeittothelimit.

“She’s doing everything right at the moment and has won her last two at Toowoomba and we’ll just take her through her classes for the time being,” he said.

“Her form on her home track is very good and she won over 2150 metre last start so she won’t have any trouble running 2200 metres.”

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Sears wants to see how Be Water My Friend performs before deciding the gelding’s future.

“I’ll probably wait and see how goes in this but he’s never galloped on a wet track before,” he said.

Sears is again in contention to win the QTIS premiership for both two and three-year-olds.

Last season Sears became the first trainer to win the QTIS premierships for both age groups since the QTIS concept was introduced nearly 25 years ago.

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