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Sir Maxi On Form

After transferring the meeting from Doncaster to Newcastle, the final leg of the Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series took place on the all-weather track.

12 runners went to post for the seven-furlong contest and as the field bunched together after leaving the stalls, the grey, Magical Max took the early lead under Elle-May Croot, with Ayr Poet for Morgan Cole and Jim Goldie racing wider in second and the hard pulling Gobi Sunset, ridden by Archie Young nearly upsides.

By halfway, Magical Max had extended the lead to about three lengths as Oso Rapido under Joe Leavy and Gobi Sunset matched strides in behind.

As the field approached the final furlong, Magical Max’s lead had diminished but he was still in front as the rest of the runners stacked up behind.  Alexander Fielding, riding Sir Maxi for Richard Fahey started to urge on his mount, who responded quickly and made a sharp run up the inside, passing Troon, ridden by Alex Jary and went on to win by three quarters of a length to Magical Max in second and Troon a further three quarters of a length back in third.

This was Alex’s first win in the series, supported by White Rose Saddlery, adding to the three points he scored at Pontefract, but by finishing second and earning herself a very valuable nine points, it is Elle-May Croot who has won the overall series.

Taking part in six of the nine races that were run, Elle-May had a win, three seconds and two sixth places, amassing a total of 47 points.