Geraldton Premiership Standings

11
Dec

The race for Geraldton’s Horse of the Year tightened when Vitalism moved to within one point of Mystery Glow after her dominant win on Wednesday.

The Vital Equine mare has found a new level of consistency in her maiden Geraldton campaign, posting two wins and as many placings from her four starts.

Mystery Glow, who bypassed the meeting, has been a dominant force in Geraldton since January, failing to finish outside of a top three placing.

This season the Discorsi mare, trained by Murray Sharp, has put together a strike rate of two wins and three minor placings from her five outings.

Vitalism ended the day on a positive note for trainer, Sarah Childs, and kept her within striking distance of, Adam Durrant, in the trainer’s premiership.

Durrant holds sway by 12 points after In Da Hood, ridden by apprentice, Clint Johnston-Porter, bounced back from poor form to shed her maiden status.

Johnston Porter and Robert Markou, who guided Vitalism, heads the Apprentice award and Leading Jockey title respectively.

Jerry Noske surged to third position in the Jockey of the Year after partnering Fleeting Glance and Danehill Matilda to wins.

She came agonisingly close to securing a treble but was denied by Turfspecial who defeated Steve by a long-head.

HORSE OF THE YEAR

Mystery Glow 17
Vitalism 16
Knot Afraid 15
Bernina Heights 14
Vital Art 13

TRAINER OF THE YEAR

Adam Durrant 56
Sarah Childs 48
Cliff Green 28
Michelle Valentine 27
Murray Sharp 27

JOCKEY OF THE YEAR

Robert Markou 53
Clint Johnston-Porter 42
Jerry Noske 38
Ellie Cockram 36
Randy Tan 32

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR

Clint Johnston-Porter 42
Randy Tan 32
Shaun O’Donnell Jnr 22
Casey Hunter 18
Jordan Turner 13

RWWA: Julio Santarelli