Oh Why takes out Mallawa Picnic at 2019 Mallawa Picnic Races

DOMINANT: Steven Kehoe with Oh Why after a massive win in the Mallawa Picnic Cup on Saturday.
DOMINANT: Steven Kehoe with Oh Why after a massive win in the Mallawa Picnic Cup on Saturday.

Oh Why has continued his strong 2019 form, the four-year-old gelding winning the Mallawa Picnic Cup on Saturday.

Trained by Moree's Peter Sinclair and ridden by Steven Kehoe, the result was never in doubt, with Oh Why winning by a whopping eight lengths against a strong field.

Track Flash couldn't repeat his win in the 2018 Mallawa Picnic Cup, but still enjoyed a second-place finish.

Beau in Chains, trained by Moree's Douglas Fernando, finished in third.

"I'm very happy," Sinclair said.

"I thought he (Oh Why) was a good chance going into the race, but I was probably a bit surprised after the race with the margin that he won by.

"There were some decent horses in it; Track Flash, Rusty Motorbike and so forth."

Sinclair said Oh Why's preparation going into the race was strong, with a couple of wins this year as well as a third place finish at a TAB Meeting in Moree on May 23, while also praising Kehoe.

"He's new to the picnic ranks. He just went into the league and rode the horse good and kept going," he said.

The Picnic Cup win capped off a very successful day for Sinclair, with another two wins and no finish lower than third throughout the afternoon.

Master Cramsie, ridden by Ashley Boyd, claimed a win while One Sock, also ridden by Kehoe, won the Maiden Plate by less than half a length.

"I was happy with that. They all ran pretty good on the day. I'm pretty happy," Sinclair said.

"Thanks to all the people that help out at the stables. Without them we wouldn't be able to get there."

Sinclair is now preparing for the Talmoi Picnic Races in two weeks, where Track Flash will once again be in action, while he is considering entering Oh Why in this Saturday's Walgett Cup.