Force To Be Reckoned With
Picture credit: Tony Knapton
Round 6 of the Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series, supported by White Rose Saddlery took place at Redcar on Sunday.
Only four runners went to post for the contest which was for four-year-olds and upwards, run over about 1 mile and 6 furlongs. Isla Diamonds was awarded the best turned out prize before the runners went to post and Glory and Honour was sent off 10/11 favourite.
For most of the first mile the runners were in single file, lead by Eye Knee, Red Force One in second, Glory and Honour tucked in behind the grey and Isla Diamonds in rear.
Coming off the final bend Sean Kirrane, the rider of Eye Knee started to increase the pace and towed the field to the line. Glory and Honour was ridden along from three furlongs out and Red Force Once made an effort in between the pair.
Eye Knee was very game and ran on well to the line but was collared in the shadow of the post by a hard ridden Red Force One under Ryan Sexton, for trainer Phil Kirby and owners The Yorkshire Puddings.
Glory and Honour was five and a half lengths further back in third with Ilsa Diamonds coming home in fourth place.
This was Ryan’s third win in the series, taking his total up to a massive 54 points! The next race is at Thirsk on Friday 5th August, which is their Circus Family Fun Day.