The season came to a close on the weekend for Woolamai racing club and as usual it was a most successful day with the much predicted storm and rain not arriving until after the meeting.
It was a day of doubles with Matthew Brown, Grant Seccombe and Adam Bodey all riding a pair of winners on a track that did seem to favour leaders which may have been in part due to the effect of the wind. Trainer John Kilgower also triumphed with a training treble and after a slow start to the season has come home strongly over the later part of the season.
In the first race Argentinian Storm ridden by Matthew Brown who resumed last week after a freshen up over an unsuitable distance relished getting back to 1708m and led them all the way for an easy 3L win. This improved galloper has now won five picnic races this season and trainer Glenn Thornell has done an excellent job in bringing this previously maiden runner over from Tassie to multiple victories.
Matthew Brown followed up the next with Wairu Bay, once again leading all the way and although the 4yog did look under lots of pressure on the turn he ended up winning comfortably on the line from the fast finishing What Logic.
Race 3 went to the speedy Bemarydan ridden by Grant Seccombe who easily crossed to the lead from barrier 7 and put on a catch me if you can display burning off the heavily backed Gold Rust for an easy 2L victory for trainer John Kilgower to give him his second winner.
Race 4 was a race in two according to punters between the Dianne Clover trained Indian Force ridden by Adam Bodey and the Michael Kent trained King Henry ridden by his son, Michael. However, it was not to be as close as the betting market predicted with Indian Force taking it out in easy fashion winning by 4L from King Henry who tried to make a race of it coming to the turn but was no match for the winner.