Serena Brotherton enjoys Musselburgh win with Itlaaq
Serena Brotherton’s success at Ripon in the Ladies Northern Derby on 21st June with Mick Easterby’s 12 year old ITLAAQ was repeated when the partnership reappeared at Musselburgh on 3rd August for the mixed amateur race over a mile and five.
Always handily placed before hitting the front 2 furlongs from home, ITLAAQ stayed on well to win strongly just over 2 lengths clear of Emily Easterby and DUKE OF YORKSHIRE with LUV U WHATEVER and Billy Garritty a neck third.
Many congratulations to Serena on victory with this game old warrior who was appearing on the racecourse for the 79th time in his career! First time blinkers had revitalised him at Ripon and the partnership have clearly formed a winning bond. Many congratulations to winning connections!
Significantly this win takes Serena into runner-up spot alongside Becky Smith for the ladies championship with Emily Easterby currently in pole position on 5 wins.