StanJames.com are now top price all four teams for the Shergar Cup, and top price all jockeys for the top jockey competition at Ascot this afternoon. The firm's Rory Jiwani says, "This looks set to be a really exciting contest. It's a great one-off competition and we're going each-way one-quarter odds for each of the six high-quality 10-runner handicaps.
"GB and Ireland, and Europe are 11/4 joint-favourites for the competition. Canadian Emma-Jayne Wilson was backed in from 12/1 to 8/1 before we went top price in the jockey's contest with Frankie Dettori now heading the market at 15/2. We intend to hold that top price offer for both competitions until the second race.
"The big mover of the day Ahtoug in the Shergar Cup Dash at 2.05. Rest of the World skipper Yutaka Take takes the ride on Mahmood Al Zarooni's four-year-old colt who is 9/1 from 14/1. Sun Central has also been well backed in the Shergar Cup Classic at 2.40 with GB and Ireland's James Doyle on board. William Haggas' colt is 11/4 from 4/1.
"Also in the Shergar Cup Challenge at 3.15, there's been decent money for top weight Rock A Doodle Doo with Chantal Sutherland on board for the Ladies' Team. The William Jarvis inmate is 10/1 from 16/1."