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
TRAINER OF THE YEAR
JOCKEY OF THE YEAR
APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
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RWWA: Julio Santarelli