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Woolamai Report
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.


The 5th saw Adam Bodey notch up his double aboard the speedy Miss Haystacks trained by Robbie Griffiths and in what was a stirring battle down the straight she just held off Tycoon Georgia to win in a photo.

The final event of the day went to Primo Lago and provided Grant Seccombe with a double and trainer John Kilgower his treble. Despite the pattern of the days racing firmly established to favour the on pace runners bookmakers let this horse go out at the good odds of $6 and the 8yog who was headed in the straight by the 7/4 fav. Set Zena but fought back strongly to win by half a length.


Primo Lago wins the Open Hcp


Results for Woolamai. Visit the picture gallery for the days action at Woolamai.

Once again, the hard working Woolamai racing club commitee and its other volunteers and helpers provided some great racing throughout the season, congratulations and thanks to everyone for making it happen so smoothly.


There was also an interesting snippet in this weeks stewards report about another mistake on the finish line where Mick's Gift who was given 3rd at Yea on the 23rd Feb was found to have run 4th and Grand Dette was awarded the 3rd placing. The full report can be found here. Although this one was not as controversial an outcome as the incorrect winner being semaphored at the recent Mansfield meeting two mistakes in the one season is two too many and just should not happen in this day and age. You can clearly see Grand Dette on the inside has run 3rd with Mick's Gift on the outside.

Click on the above image to enlarge.

Next weekend, picnic racing heads up the highway to Alexandra for their Cup meeting. Alexandra put on a great meeting so if you have not yet made it up to this beautiful part of Victoria this is your last chance for some relaxed racing at Alex this season.

 



 

 

 




             
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