Singing Tiger, Tricky Trix, Startrade to run at stacked Geraldton Turf Club meet on Sunday

Reuben CarderGeraldton Guardian
Tricky Trix with Peter Knuckey, in yellow silks, winning in 2021.
Camera IconTricky Trix with Peter Knuckey, in yellow silks, winning in 2021. Credit: Reuben Carder/Geraldton Guardian

Top local runners will be back in action on Sunday as the Geraldton Turf Club takes advantage of some cooler weather.

Leading trainer Gordon Spowart said he was making up for lost time after a meet planned for February 3 was postponed due to heat, with seven runners.

“A couple of them are having a first run for a while,” Spowart said.

“They’ve got a bit of weight, some of them, and a couple of wide barriers, but they should go all right.

“We missed one (meet) the other day.

“I’ve got three in one race.

“It looks like a good meeting. They’re pretty strong fields.”

Among the entrants, Singing Tiger will be going around again, in race eight. The five-year-old won a class one handicap for Spowart last meet, on January 27.

Spowart has also accepted with Chix Chatter, Strong Heart and Mountain Ash.

Tricky Trix will be back for Willie Parker, running in race six.

The five-year-old won a rating 58 and up handicap last meet.

Parker also accepted with Glass Off, Blue Radar, Arabian Riches and Galaga.

Startrade will be back in action for trainer Kim Anderson.

The five-year-old won a rating 70+ handicap last time

Sean Rains accepted on Wednesday with Glass Off, hoping to repeat a positive result from last meet.

Four-year-old Belle of the Night won a maiden last time out.

The turf club called off a meet scheduled for February 3 because of extreme heat, with the maximum temperature in the 40s.

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a maximum of 36C for Sunday.

Geraldton musician James McDonald will be playing.

People over the age of 16 must have proof of double-vaccination for COVID-19 to attend the club.

Masks are mandatory for all indoor areas including the public and members’ bars, mounting yards and parade rings, and stalls, and people attending must sign in with the SafeWA app or manual contact register.

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