Perth visitors and locals share spoils at Geraldton as Spowart, MacPhilomey, Parker, Sorensen win

Reuben CarderGeraldton Guardian
Clint Johnston-Porter after crossing the line first on Miracle Man.
Camera IconClint Johnston-Porter after crossing the line first on Miracle Man. Credit: Geraldton Guardian

Some Perth trainers were back in the money at Geraldton Turf Club on Sunday, but were kept honest by the local crowd.

Three-year-olds Solder and King Kashoo won the first two races for Adam Durrant before Miracle Man crossed the line first for Jordan Rolfe —who represents Durrant’s stable — in race five. In between, multiple trainer of the year winner Gordon Spowart had his first win as he paces his runners for a long season, with five-year-old Sans Le Sou winning race three.

“She should have won last week, it was close,” Spowart said. “She hung in all the way up the front.

“A few of them are first up today.

“Things will start happening, we’ll take a while to get going.

“We’ve been late kicking off but there’s plenty of time, the season goes through to April. They can’t run 20 meetings, these horses.”

Rolfe said the stable was enjoying a good day. “The track’s pretty good to us — we seem to have a fair bit of luck here,” he said.

A Steamy Affair won race four for Geraldton-based Rhona MacPhilomey (MacPhilomey has had three firsts in six podium places this season despite having only four horses in work). Tricky Trix won race six for local Willie Parker, and Pagani won race seven for Gary Sorensen. Durrant had a strong run of results at Geraldton early in the season, but local trainers have been dominant since then.

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