Betting On Shergar Cup Points to A Win For Europe

Tags: Horse Racing

Published: 15:38 06/08/2010

Betting on this years Shergar Cup suggests a close run contest with the European team slight favourites over Ireland to prove victorious. Both Bet365 and Ladbrokes make Europe's team of Olivier Peslier, Christophe Soumillon and Umberto Rispoli 7/4 market leaders ahead of the Irish trio comprising Richard Hughes, Pat Smullen and Fran Berry, who are 2/1 shots. Hayley Turner captain's the Great Britain team alongside Jim Crowley and Alan Munro, 7/2 shots with Ladbrokes but 4/1 with Bet365. The Rest of the World side sees three jockeys making their British debuts at Ascot tomorrow, but are still confident of a bold showing. Luke Nolen from Australia, South Africa's Anton Marcus and Yasunari Iwata from Japan are 9/2 to cause a surprise victory in the six race contest. Betting on the Shergar Cup top jockey is quite open with the in-form Richard Hughes 7/2 favourite to follow up his record breaking Goodwood achievement. Second favourite at 4/1 with Bet365 is Olivier Peslier, but the value could lie with fellow European Christophe Soumillon at Ladbroke's 7/1. The Belgian rider has every chance of getting off to a good start aboard Stewards Cup third Prohibit in the first, as well as other leading fancies, including Woolfall Treasure and Seeking The Buck.

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