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Delpech Rides Ascot Winner

Jamie Spencer 2000 winner milestone - Fran Berry walks off with Silver Saddle

SA Champion jockey Anthony Delpech made a memorable debut in the UK on Saturday when he rode a beautifully judged race to get Glenys The Menace home to win the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Classic  for the Rest Of The World Team in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup.

Anthony Delpech – great show of ability

Delpech, who is breaking all records to get back to Scottsville today to fulfill his engagements, said he had thoroughly enjoyed the unique experience.

But the day  belonged to Great Britain and Ireland Captain Jamie Spencer who rode his 2,000th British winner on the flat as his team won the Shergar Cup.

Fran Berry’s triumph aboard the Tim Easterby-trained Golden Apollo in the six-furlong sprint clinched victory.

They won with 86 points, ahead of the Rest of the World side on 67.

Jamie Spencer – 2000 winners up

Berry also won aboard Great Hall for trainer Mick Quinn, and the double secured him the Alistair Haggis Silver Saddle award for top jockey.

The Shergar Cup is contested by three-strong teams from Great Britain and Ireland, the Rest of the World, Europe and an all-female team, The Girls.

Australian jockey Michelle Payne pulled out of the event earlier on Saturday because of illness. The only woman to ride a Melbourne Cup winner was replaced in The Girls team by Hollie Doyle.

Doyle was a narrow runner-up aboard Sir Robert Cheval in the opening Shergar Cup Dash, won by Spencer on the Dean Ivory-trained favourite Stake Acclaim.

The win by a neck gave Spencer the 2,000th British Flat racing success of his career and the 37-year-old said: “It’s only a figure, but it’s good to get there.”

Final team points

Great Britain and Ireland 86

Rest of the World 67

Europe 64

The Girls 23

Top jockey standings

Fran Berry (GBI) 37

Jamie Spencer (GBI) 32

Alexander Pietsch (Eur) 31

Anthony Delpech (ROW) 30

Kerrin McEvoy (ROW) 27

Adrie de Vries (Eur) 27

Neil Callan (GBI) 17

Hollie Doyle (Girls) 10

Keita Tosaki (ROW) 10

Emma-Jayne Wilson (Girls) 10

Umberto Rispoli (EUR) 6

Hayley Turner (Girls) 3

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5 comments on “Delpech Rides Ascot Winner”

  1. Anthony Delpech proved what a very good jockey he is. His mount was very well placed and went on to win well. Very impressive for a first experience on an undulating track in England.

  2. james, Log in to winning ways Mondays show 14th Aug Watch the replay of the race in the current affairs section and if you check out at the 1200mtrs the course is uphill. Maybe then you will learn something, Ian is correct

    1. Ernest you are correct Ascot is described as an Uphill Track(but not undulating),so is Hamilton,Carlisle,Beverley Salisbury and others.
      The undulating tracks are Epsom,Goodwood, Chepstow,Brighton
      Google .(www.flatstats.co.uk).

  3. ASCOT RACECOURSE STATS:Course Features: Grade 1, right handed, galloping, triangle, uphill
    Course Description: Flat: The Swinley Course is the main circuit and is a right handed triangle of approximately 1 mile 6 furlongs. The longest side is slightly downhill to the turn and then rises steadily from there to the finish. An extension forming an L-shape is the the Old Mile Course. The New Mile Course is an extension of the finishing straight for all races up to 1-mile in distance and is uphill all the way.

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