Local trainers Craig, Reynolds looking for repeat at Geraldton Turf Club

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Troy Turner celebrates on winner Startthefriar.
Camera IconTroy Turner celebrates on winner Startthefriar. Credit: Jackson Flindell/The West Australian

The local racing community will be back in the saddle on Friday.

Local trainer Kylie Craig accepted on Thursday with Gessato, aiming for a second win in a row.

The seven-year-old won a handicap last meet, on February 13, and will be back in action in race eight with jockey Kristy Bennett aboard.

John Reynolds is also looking for a repeat.

Reynolds is represented by Eliminate in race eight, with Natasha Faithfull aboard.

The four-year-old won a class two handicap last meet.

Reynolds has entered Olivia Knows for race four with Jerry Noske aboard.

Olivia Knows placed third in a local handicap in January.

Noske has five rides on the day after a successful outing last meet.

Top jockey Troy Turner also has five, including with Gordon Spowart on Frosty Belle and Mountain Ash.

Spowart has five runners in total.

He is also represented by Hero of the Dawn, Dashing Image and Strong Heart.

Local trainer Garry Delane has three runners with Little Bay, Horse Minus Looks and Mass Effect due to start.

The turf club said visitors had showed patience and understanding last meet on the first day of updated COVID-19 rules.

“This was our first meet with the the updated rules,” the club said.

“Challenging as they can be, these rules will be with us for a while and we need to do what we can to keep everyone and the racing industry healthy.”

Visitors are required to show proof of double vaccination, check in with the SafeWA app and wear masks indoors.

Call 9921 8366 for more information.

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