Perth trainer Grant Williams said he was pleased to see Windstorm fly home and win the 1400m Open Handicap as he has a good opinion of him.
“It was good to see him do that. I was a little disappointed he didn’t win last start but he did go from 1100m to 1400m,” Williams said.
Although Windstorm gave his rivals a six-length start before the turn, his jockey Willie Pike said he was confident he would win at the top of the straight.
Williams said he would talk to Windstorm’s owner Bob Peters about future plans for the horse, although he suggested he would keep him to 1400 metres.
Windstorm ($2.80) ran down Buffalo River ($2.70 fav) to win by a half-length with Morrissy ($11) a short-head away third.