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Tue 27 April 2021

By Glenn Davis

The father and daughter training partnership of Tony and Maddy Sears hope a home track advantage can reignite a winter Stakes campaign for former Sydneysider Dis Dah Wun.

Dis Dah Wun will be chasing her fifth win from only six starts for the stable when the four-year-old mare steps out in the Benchmark 72 Handicap over 1200 metres.

The daughter of Dissident will be one of seven starters lining up for Team Sears on its home track at Clifford Park.

The mare was originally trained in Sydney by Team Hawkes and won her first four Queensland starts for the Sears family before a last start fourth to Centrefire in a similar Benchmark race at Eagle Farm on April 3.

She was well in the market in her city debut and fought on gamely from an awkward barrier to just miss out on a placing, just over two lengths behind the Chris Munce-trained Centrefire.

The four-year-old had only two starts for the Hawkes family in Sydney and was placed on both occasions in Maiden company at Gosford and Warwick Farm last year.

“There was nothing wrong with her last run in town and we’re putting a nose band on to stop her from overracing,” Maddy Sears said.

“She’s a nice mare and she’s got the ability to measure up to a Stakes race in the winter but it’s just a timing thing to get her there.

“It’s not an easy field she’s up against but she’s on her home track and she’s won there twice.”

Sears believes Piracy also gets his chance to return to winning form in the Open Handicap over 1000 metres.

Piracy won for the seventh time in his career at Dalby three starts back and is coming off a last start second to the David Vandyke-trained Skins in an 1110-metre Benchmark race at Doomben last month.

“We’ve got some nice horses running at home tomorrow so hopefully it’ll be a good day,” Sears said.

“Piracy ran a great race last start and he likes the distance so he should run well."

The Sears stable is double-handed with Red Bloom and Henley Miss in the Class 3 Plate for fillies and mares while Spirit One and Maya Bay clash in the QTIS Three-Year-Old Class 3 Handicap.

“Maya Bay should run well but he’s still a little immature and will be a serious horse in another 12 months,” she said.