World team land Cup honours

The Rest Of The World team won the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot while Thierry Jarnet landed the Silver Saddle.

Thierry Jarnet rode his second winner aboard 6-1 shot Kadrizzi in the Shergar Cup Sprint, but the Rest of the World team were confirmed as winners of the competition.

Jarnet took his time as fellow European Frankie Dettori sent Soapy Aitken into an early lead.

He weakened quickly, though, and Kadrizzi came through with his run on the far side of the track and got up to score by two lengths.

The Pierre-Charles Boudot-ridden Flying Pursuit was second to ensure it was a good result for Europe, with the team ending on 65 points.

Emma-Jayne Wilson guided Muhadathat to third for the Girls Team (54 points), but crucially, Kenichi Ikezoe was fourth on Suqoor and that took the Rest of the World tally to 68.

Sunflower and Martin Harley finished fifth, taking the Great Britain and Ireland final score to 53.

Jarnet was confirmed as the winner of the Alistair Haggis Silver Saddle, having earned 38 points for his team, eight more than runner-up Lerena.

Final Standings

Rest Of The World 68

Europe 65

The Girls 54

GB & Ireland 53

South African jockey Gavin Lerena landed a Shergar Cup double after winning on Danehill Kodiac for Richard Hannon.

After winning on Arch Villain earlier on the card, Lerena recorded his second victory of the day after seeing off Combative, ridden by Rest Of The World teammate Silvestre de Sousa, in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Classic.

Emma-Jayne Wilson got some vital points for the Girls team after finishing third aboard Andrew Balding's Real Dominiom.

Standings after race five

Rest Of The World 63

GB & Ireland 50

The Girls 47

Europe 40

Hayley Turner came out of retirement to ride Shergar Cup winner Early Morning at Ascot on Saturday.

Drawn widest of all in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Mile, Turner quickly attained a prominent position on Harry Dunlop's dashing grey and the pair took up the running turning for home.

Going best of all two out, Early Morning had to battle to see off a host of rivals snapping at his heels but that he did to the delight of the Girls team.

Standings after race four

GB & Ireland 42

Europe 40

The Girls 40

Rest Of The World 38

Mistiroc and Martin Harley saw off the late challenge of Duretto to get GB and Ireland on the board at the Shergar Cup.

Harley adopted a front-running position aboard Mistiroc in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Challenge and dictated from an early stage, with Darshini keeping him company for much of the race.

As that rival had no more to give in the final furlong it was left to Duretto to mount the final challenge, but Mistiroc comfortably held on by a length-and-a-quarter.

Darshini held on for third to get GB and Ireland 22 points for the race.

Standings after race three

Rest Of The World 38

GB & Ireland 32

Europe 28

The Girls 22

Arch Villain got the better of fellow Rest Of The World team member Sea Of Heaven in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Stayers.

Gavin Lerena deserved plenty of credit for getting Arch Villain in front after an excellent ride in which he dictated the early fractions before taking a lead from Sea Of Heaven as Kenichi Ikezoe made his move around the home turn.

Arch Villain stayed on well up the inside to get back on terms and he edged ahead in the run for the line as the Rest Of The World team filled the first two positions.

Saigon City finished third for the Girls team under Josephine Gordon.

Standings after race two

Rest Of The World 35

Europe 28

The Girls 12

GB & Ireland 5

Thierry Jarnet steered In Salutem to an easy success in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Dash.

Ken Condon's horse cruised through the five-furlong contest in the hands of Jarnet and he galloped clear for an easy two-length success from the running-on Line Of Reason, ridden by Kenichi Ikezoe.

Out Do and Pierre-Charles Boudot finished third.

Jarnet's win meant it was a good start for Team Europe, but the Rest Of The World team were dealt a double blow after finishing second as team captain Silvestre de Sousa fell off Union Rose after the winning line and was taken away in an ambulance.

However, there was good news for de Sousa when he was cleared to ride in the next race.

Standings after race one

Europe 25

Rest Of The World 10

GB & Ireland 5

The Girls 0

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