août 13, 2022

Today on Sky Sports Racing: Shergar Cup headlines stellar Saturday at Ascot as Frankie Dettori captains Team Europe | Racing News

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Ascot’s Shergar Cup meeting is back and headlines an excellent day of domestic and international action, live on Sky Sports Racing on Saturday.

2:10 Ascot – Dettori takes big ride on Judicial

Judicial missed his engagement last weekend in the Queensferry Stakes at Chester, but could well make up for that with a big run in the Shergar Cup Dash (2:10) for Team Europe.

The Julie Camacho-trained 10-year-old will be ridden by no less than Frankie Dettori, who captains the European team this year.

The classy Arecibo is another interesting runner, representing Great Britain & Ireland and ridden by Danny Tudhope – he should be popular taking a step back in grade.

One other to note is King Of Stars, with Japanese star Takeshi Yokoyama taking the ride.

3:55 Ascot – Another chance for Tudhope in Mile

Tudhope looks to have a stellar book of rides, and arguably his best of the bunch would be the fast-improving Montassib for GB & Ireland in the Shergar Cup Mile (3:55).

He lost his unbeaten record in the Buckingham Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot when finishing fifth, before a decent fourth at the Glorious Goodwood meeting.

This is an easier assignment and he will take a bit of beating, with Dettori likely to be second in the market on Isla Kai for his European team.

Another GB & Ireland contender is Bopedro, with Jamie Spencer taking the ride on the David O’Meara-trained six-year-old.

11:20 Saratoga – Appleby and O’Brien contend Derby

On an excellent Stateside card, Charlie Appleby and Aidan O’Brien both send runners to the feature Saratoga Derby (11:20pm).

Ballydoyle raider Stone Age was sixth in the Epsom Derby before a good third in the Belmont Derby, while Appleby’s Nations Pride finished one place ahead of Stone Age at Belmont last time out.

Nations Pride faces a rematch with Stone Age

Annapolis for Todd Pletcher is the likely best hope for the home team, having won a Belmont Listed race last time out.

In the previous race, the Group One Whitney Stakes (10:43pm), a string of classy runners go to post including Life Is Good, Hot Rod Charlie and Olympiad.

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Watch Ascot, Lingfield, Deauville, Saratoga and Del Mar live on Sky Sports Racing on Saturday, 6 August.

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