The season ended on a bit of a whimper with acceptances and race strengths dwindling markedly. Only the week before at Alexandra there were strong entries and good sized fields. How things have turned with the Balnarring meeting fielding races that would have been akin to Alexandra in years gone by.
Unfortunately the changed format of Balnarring on the Saturday and Swifts Creek on the Sunday does not work as well as the Easter Saturday meeting at Healesville and the Balnarring meeting on the Easter Monday.
Once again Adam Bodey took riding honours with a treble and scored again in the final race aboard the consistent Whenwegoineast. Winning 7 from 9 and close 2nds in the other two this 5yo gelding is a worthy winner of Picnic Racehorse of the Year.