TOP-CLASS apprentice jockey Annalise Cullen, who is enjoying a scintillating run of form, on Thursday launched the Bord na Mona Recycling Apprentice Derby, the most prestigious race for young apprentice jockeys which takes place next Friday June 25th, the opening day of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby weekend.

The race is also part of the Bord na Mona Recycling Future Stars Series which consists of five races in all which sees its finale in October.