Brookes Drives to Infiniti
Round four of the Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series, supported by White Rose Saddlery, took place at Wetherby Racecourse at their final meeting of the season.
Eleven runners went to post for the two-mile contest, which took place on good ground, against the backdrop of Ladies Night, plus a charity fundraiser for breast cancer charity CoppaFeel!
Yasmin From York, ridden by Mark Winn was sent of the short priced favourite and following a very even break, it was Astroman and Christian Howarth who took the early lead. As the runners passed the winning post for the first time, about 12 lengths covered the field from start to finish.
Emanate, Cloudy Rose and Loving Pearl were all close behind the preliminary leader and with just over 6 furlongs to go Monticello started to make a move up the outside from last place under Andrew Breslin.
The runners spread across the track from the three-furlong pole and Yasmin From York burst through to take the lead but was quickly challenged by Infiniti, ridden by Middleham based apprentice Aiden Brookes and while Yasmin From York rallied, she couldn’t get on terms with Infiniti who won comfortably by a length and a quarter.
This was Infiniti’s first run on the flat since finishing seventh at this meeting last year, having been campaigned over hurdles since October 2021.
Winning jockey Aiden Brookes was having his first ride in the series, scoring 18 points and putting him straight into joint third position. Ryan Sexton remains at the head of the table with 21 points and Zak Wheatley close behind with 20 points.
The next race in the series takes place at Beverley on Tuesday 21st June.