Local trainer Jessica Bain hopes for first win of season at Geraldton Turf Club; Shecky Red & Kidlat to run

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Geraldton action last meet.
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An up-and-coming local trainer will be hoping for a first win of the season in the last industry meet of the year at Geraldton Turf Club.

Jessica Bain has two entrants for Sunday’s meet, Shecky Red and Kidlat, and said she hoped they would put on a good showing.

“I’d like to see them competitive,” Bain said.

The part-time clerk of the course said she had had her trainer’s licence for about three years and still considered herself a newcomer — although she has been around the scene for much longer.

“I’ve been in the industry for a long time,” Bain said.

“I’ve done trackwork riding and been the clerk of the course for seven years.

“I still do the odd meeting, when I don’t have two runners in.”

Shecky Red has won at Dongara this season and at Geraldton last season.

Kidlat has had several wins and places in the Eastern States.

Ashley Maley was due to bring a full complement up from Gingin for the day, with Megadon a highlight.

The seven-year-old has two wins, a second and a third at Geraldton this season.

Stablemate Demerits Pride was also nominated along with Bigdayonit, Augusta Red, She’s Got Merit and Quindandino.

Three-year-old Demerits Pride won a maiden at Lark Hill in October and has finished in the money once since, running second at Northam in November.

Willie Parker has Uncanny Timing, Arabian Riches and Blue Radar nominated.

Arabian Riches ran third at Geraldton in November while Blue Radar ran third in a trial in December.

Top jockey Troy Turner was due to have several rides on the day, most of them for trainer Gordon Spowart.

He was due to ride Mountain Ash, The Singing Tiger, Mycroft, Safe To Makeup, Snip’n’Tuck, and Frosty Belle for Spowart.

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