MATTHEWWilliams capped off a memorable day for Warrnambool trainers, joining Symon Wilde in leading in a winningtreble.
Five-year-old gelding Artie’s Shore ($6.50) pushed through late and was one of five horses across the track with 150 metres to goin the 1400m handicap.
Hewas the horse that hit the line full of running, winning by 1.5lengths from Darren Weir’s Something To Share ($21), with another 1.25lengths to Flemington galloper Orator ($41).
For Williams it was his fourthwinner for the carnival.
“Where’s the bloody car,” Williams jokedin reference to the previous trainer bonus.
“I’m rapt for my staff. There’s a lot of cold wet mornings down at the beach and climbing sand dunes. It’s been a good result to have a coupleof winners.
“Planning for the carnival starts in January when we map outprograms. Ittakes a lot of work to get results.
“Iwas sitting beside a few blokes and they started to roar and pump fists in the air.
“He’s looking good and we’llbe heading to the Swan Hill Cup with him.”
Winning jockey Damien Thornton said Artie’s Shore would be suited in the Swan Hill Cup.
“Matty has done areally good job with his team. Heputsme on and gives me a good go. It’s nice to be able to ride a winner for him,” he said.
“Artie’s Shore just found another gear in the straight.”
BALLARAT master trainer Darren Weir scored his seventh win of the Warrnambool May Racing Carnival with Voodoo Lad.
Voodoo Lad collected The Standard benchmark 78 handicap over 1100 metres on the final day.
The four-year-old bay gelding, with Brad Rawiller in the saddle, overcame the Mitchell Freedman-trained Marwood and another Weir runner, Shades of Bella.
Marwood and Shades of Bella were separated by a photo-finish.
“The team has worked really hard over the carnival and worked hard up to the carnival, so a big thank you to them all,” Weir said.
“He is a beautiful type of horse and his gallops at home suggest…he’s a pretty high-class galloper.
“He ran through the line really well.”
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