Locally trained three-year-old filly Final Chapter made it back to back wins when she was successful in the last race at Warragul on Sunday 23rd June.
Prepared by Matt Martin at the Cranbourne Training Centre, Final Chapter had led all the way for her maiden victory at her previous start at Shepparton a fortnight ago.
And in a repeat of that effort, Final Chapter proved too strong for her rivals at Warragul after assuming the lead with 1,200 metres to run. Under strong driving from Darby McGuigan, the daughter of Art Major scored from the fast-finishing Raffas Ace with Rock On Playboy holding down third placing.
Martin was understandably delighted to win with his filly but acknowledged after the race that she is nearing the end of her campaign this time in.
“It was great to win today but I do think she’s actually raced better in the past,” Martin said.
“She’s been in work pretty much full time since September and I think she’s looking for the paddock. Darby said she didn’t really travel as well in the run and even though she held on to win, I think she would have dashed home better a month ago.”
Martin revealed that he plans to give Final Chapter one more run this time in when she contests the Vicbred Super Series Bronze Final for fillies at Melton on the 9th July.
Purchased by Martin and Caulfield based thoroughbred trainer Luke Oliver as a late two-year-old season, Final Chapter has had thirteen starts this season for two wins and five placings for earnings of $17,700 including the filly’s Vicbred first win bonus.
By David Scott
Photo: Matt Walker Photography