Basara headed to Stakes Class

Trainer Tony Sears has predicted Basara could quickly move up to stakes company after she resumed with a runaway win at Doomben.

The Ben Currie-trained Bella Occhi ($1.50 fav) went into the race unbeaten but Basara ($4.20) responded to Matt McGillivray’s riding to win Wednesday’s 1050m-benchmark 65.

In the end Basara had 3-1/4 lengths to spare over Pedru ($26) with a short neck to Bella Occhi in third.

Basara won her first start at Doomben and Sears sent her for a spell after she was unplaced behind top three-year-old Whypeeo at the Gold Coast in August.

“She was sore after the Gold Coast run and I gave her plenty of time to get over it. I have a very big opinion of her and I think she can get up to stakes class at around 1400 metres without much trouble,” Sears said.

Basara is raced by Eureka Stud which has a big representation at the Magic Millions Sales on the Gold Coast.

“I hope it is a good kick along for Scott (studmaster McAlpine) and the team at the sales,” Sears said.

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