Rest of the World in seventh heaven; Turner lands second successive Silver Saddle at Shergar Cup

Rest of the World in seventh heaven; Turner lands second successive Silver Saddle at Shergar Cup
BRILLIANT: Hayley Turner won two races to take the Silver Saddle, awarded to the jockey with most points. - Twitter

Dubai - Team notches two winners, three second placings and two third-place finishes



By James Jose

Published: Sat 10 Aug 2019, 9:25 PM

Last updated: Sat 10 Aug 2019, 11:30 PM

The Rest of the World team clinched an unprecedented seventh title while Britain's most successful female jockey Hayley Turner landed the Silver Saddle for the second successive time in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup on Saturday.
On a windy day at the Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, the Rest of the World were the most consistent team, landing two winners, three second placings and two third-place finishes.
Meanwhile, Turner, British flat racing Champion Apprentice in 2005 and captain of The Girls team, turned it on by winning two races on the day to take the Silver Saddle, awarded to the jockey with most points.
The Rest of the World tallied 86 points with Europe and The Girls finishing second and third respectively with 63 points each. The Great Britain and Ireland team led by UAE Champion Jockey Tadhg O'Shea, were fourth with 28 points. The Rest of the World had previously won in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2012 and 2016.
The Rest of the World captained by Japanese jockey Yuga Kawada, won the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Challenge with Australian Mark Zahra piloting Indianapolis to a half-length victory. Teammate Hong Kong's Champion Apprentice Chak-Yiu Ho was second on Genetics.
Ho followed that up by guiding Power Of Darkness to a win in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Mile. Kawada was third onboard Zwayyan.
Earlier, Zahra finished second to Turner in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Stayers on Theglasgowwarrior as well as the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Classic with Never Do Anything. Turner's winners were Eddystone Rock and Sapa Inca.
Kawada rounded it off with a third place in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Sprint, with Woven, in the final race of the evening. Former Great Britain and Ireland skipper Jamie Spencer won the race.
james@khaleejtimes.com


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