MATTHEW Williams capped off a memorable day for Warrnambool trainers, joining Symon Wilde in leading in a winning treble.
Five-year-old any gelding Artie's Shore ($6.50) pushed through late and was one of five horses across the track with 150 metres to go in the 1400m handicap.
He was the horse that hit the line full of running, winning by 1.5 lengths from Darren Weir's Something To Share ($21) , with another 1.25 lengths to Flemington galloper Orator ($41).
For Williams it was his fourth winner for the carnival.
"Where's the bloody car," Williams said in 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 couple of winners.
"Planning for the carnival starts in January when we map out programs. It takes a lot of work to get results.
"I was sitting beside a few blokes and they started to roar and pump fists in the air.
"He's looking good and we'll be heading to the Swan Hill Cup with him," he said.
Winning jockey Damien Thornton said Artie's Shore would be suited in the Swan Hill Cup.
"Matty has done a really good job with his team. He puts me 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," he said.