Matthew Williamson will compete with Ricky May in the Brothers In Arms drivers series at Oamaru on Saturday
Oamaru reinsman Matthew Williamson probably does not need another brother.
He has got two and they are talented trainers and drivers.
However, the Oamaru Harness Racing Club has assigned him a third just on Saturday.
Williamson will pair with Ricky May to compete in a wild card pairing in the Brothers In Arms driving series at Oamaru.
They will take on compete with five sets of brothers in the championship, including Williamson’s actual siblings – Nathan and Brad.
“Its a pretty fair sort of trade up from the two brothers I have got,” Matthew said.
“It should be a bit of fun out there and hopefully we can get a few points and beat Nathan and Brad.”
The third heat of the brothers series crosses all sorts of family lines.
Matthew will attempt to score maximum points for his wild card team behind Triroyale Brigade, who is trained by Nathan.
“He is a good eachway chance, though I would it is an even field.”
“He has got a nice draw and is a sit-sprint type so hopefully he can get a good run and get over top of them.”
Should the horse win Nathan will be worse off in the competition as he is driving Aveross Ferrari for trainer Denis O’Connell.
May drives Alexy, also from the O’Connell stable, for the wild card team.
The pacer would be a genuine eachway chance if he got back to his best after breaking in his last two starts.
The Williamson-May team look to have contrasting chances in the first heat of the series.
Williamson steers the Mark Jones trained Michelle, who was not on her best behaviour at Forbury Park on Thursday night.
“Manners are going to be the key with her,” Williamson said.
“If she can trot away she would have it over most of the field.”
May is behind outsider, Noble Gamble.
Benjamin and Zachary Butcher look well placed to take maximum points in the first heat of the series.
Benjamin drives Moniburns, who has performed well in his two starts back from a spell.
Zachary is behind the consistent Such Fun.
In heat two, Williamson will again drive a horse backing up from Thursday night’s Forbury Park meeting in Hot Starff.
“She is drawn one of the second row, so she will be in behind them doing no work.”
“Hopefully she should be finishing over most of them.”
May has again drawn a rank outsider in Hedonist Franco.
The Butcher brothers are again well placed to score points in heat two.
Benjamin drives rugged pacer Matinee Idol and Zachary drives eachway hope Passion Flower.
Williamson has drawn a tidy chance in the fourth heat of the competition.
Sea Rover looks a winning hope despite not being at his best in his two recent runs back from a spell.
“He is such a good beginner and with it being a 2000m stand this race really suits him,” Williamson said.
“It is a pretty even field and at his best he would be a big winning chance.”
May is aboard Take After Me, who is capable, but needs to improve his recent manners.
Benjamin Butcher could well score more points in heat four with the handy Astound.
Clark Barron’s drive, Whatasista, looks a big chance of picking up points for his team with brother, Ken.
Williamson drives Bettor Enforce for trainer Allan Beck in the final heat of the series.
“It is a big of a drop back in grade for her so I would think she would be a decent chance.”
“She has got a tricky draw is the only thing.”
May is again on an outside hope in Boomer Bailey.
Nathan Williamson looks set to pick up last minute points in the final heat with strong winning chance Pembrook Legacy.