Shergar Cup Tips: Back this trio at Ascot on Saturday

We pick out our best bets for the Shergar Cup on Saturday
We pick out our best bets for the Shergar Cup on Saturday

It may not be every racing purist's cup of tea, but the Shergar Cup is back again with a stunning international line-up of Flat jockeys and the action on the track should serve up some decent action, and our man Steve Chambers is here with his best bets on the Ascot card...

14:10 Ascot - Shergar Cup Dash

Robert Cowell opted to bypass the Stewards' Cup a couple of weeks ago with ARECIBO and instead sends his speedy seven-year-old to Ascot for the Shergar Cup Dash on Saturday afternoon, and the classy sprinter can storm to victory to land the prize. A sensational second in the Group 1 King's Stand at Royal Ascot in 2021, Arecibo has failed to live up to those heights in recent times, but if he can produce that sort of display on his return to the Berkshire venue then he can prove far too classy for his rivals.

He could only finish 12th in the King's Stand this season, as he failed to live with the Australian speedball Nature Strip, but he showed prior to that run when third in the Temple Stakes at Haydock Park that he can sparkle in Group company, and while he disappointed at Sandown Park last time out, a drop back to handicap company could see him dominate.

A real strong finish, Cowell's raider is sure to be doing all his best work in the closing stages, and providing he doesn't meet any trouble in running then he can scorch clear in the closing stages and send favourite backers into raptures at the current odds of 4/1.

14:10 Ascot - Shergar Cup Dash
Arecibo silk

Arecibo

lost

Bet £20 & Get It Back As CASH If It Loses

#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Horse Racing market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.

Shergar Cup Odds

14:45 Ascot - Shergar Cup Stayers

SUPER SUPERJACK ran a hugely eye-catching race at Glorious Goodwood last time out, as having travelled smoothly during a competitive staying event he found trouble in running and was unable to reel in Master Milliner, who got first run on the Milton Harris-trained charge. Now, the five-year-old son of Harbour Watch will attempt to get back-to-back to winning ways and duly land a third win of the season when he lines up in the Shergar Cup Stayers, which takes place at 14:45.

He's been upped 4lbs for that Goodwood run, which connections maybe a little negative towards, but with a more positive ride he would most likely have won that day, so if Nicola Currie can hold her mount nearer the pace then he may be able to unleash a turn of pace when they turn for home and at 9/4 he's a deserved favourite.

Providing those Goodwood exertions haven't taken too much out of him seeing it was only eight days ago then Super Superjack can continue on an upward curve in the staying division and bound to glory here.

14:45 Ascot - Shergar Cup Stayers
Super Superjack silk

Super Superjack

lost
New Offer

£20 Free Bet If Your First Bet Loses

#AD New bettors only; Valid from 14/07/2022 09:00 GMT to 14/08/2022 23:59 GMT; Deposit (no Skrill/Neteller) and place your FIRST bet on any UK/IRE horse racing market at odds of 4/5 on singles or 2/5 per leg for acca; If your bet loses, get your stake back as a free bet of up to £20; Free bet valid for 7 days; Bet types restrictions; Terms apply; 18+ begambleaware.org

15:55 Ascot - Shergar Cup Mile

There's a hugely competitive Shergar Cup Mile at 15:55 and all eyes will be on the William Haggas-trained Montassib, who heads into this event very lightly-raced and was last seen finishing an excellent fourth in the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket. Prior to that he was fifth in the Buckingham Palace Handicap at Royal Ascot, so a return to that track on Saturday should see him sparkle.

However, at the meagre 5/2 there could be some notable value elsewhere and the Jessica Harrington-trained Jungle Cove could be an alternative punting option at 7/1, as the superstar dual-purpose handler rarely sends over a runner without a chance, and fresh from success at the Royal meeting she will look to shine at the track once again.

JUNGLE COVE has really found his form of late, as the son of Mastercraftsman was an excellent winner at Leopardsown off a mark of 87 two starts ago, and was then just touched off 92 at Gowran Park last time out. The drop back to a mile should be a significant bonus, as he was caught in the shadow of the post last time out by the decent Shark Bay of Aidan O'Brien's, and off the same mark of 92 on Saturday he could prove to be a huge contender in this event.

15:55 Ascot - Shergar Cup Mile
Jungle Cove silk

Jungle Cove

won
Today's Racing Tips
Advert Disclaimer
Horseracing.net is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Horseracing.net accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.

£20 Free Bet If Your First Bet Loses

#AD New bettors only; Valid from 14/07/2022 09:00 GMT to 14/08/2022 23:59 GMT; Deposit (no Skrill/Neteller) and place your FIRST bet on any UK/IRE horse racing market at odds of 4/5 on singles or 2/5 per leg for acca; If your bet loses, get your stake back as a free bet of up to £20; Free bet valid for 7 days; Bet types restrictions; Terms apply; 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake,  min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after  settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after  the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets (APP Only)
#AD New UK, IE & Malta customers only. 18+. Min £10/€10 first deposit using Debit Card or Trustly. Place a bet of £10 at min odds of 1.5. Free bets expire in 90 days. Full T&Cs apply.
Welcome Offer
#AD Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £60 in Bonuses
#AD New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
Bet £20 & Get It Back As CASH If It Loses
#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Horse Racing market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Money Back As Cash Up To £20
#AD Max £20 refund on first bet. Bet must be placed in first 7 days of account opening. Only deposits made via Debit Card will be eligible for the promotion. T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets + £10 Casino Bonus
#AD Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
£41 In Bonuses
#AD Place a £25 fixed odds bet at minimum odds of 1/2. Get 5 x £5 free fixed odds bets + 2 x £5 free Winning Favs spread bets + 50 spins on Starburst + a £1 Race Index spread bet. Free bets and spins must be claimed within 28 days of opening. Free bet/spin stake not included in any winnings. Ts&Cs Apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD Min stake £10. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). First bet only. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. Online UK customers only. 30 days to qualify for £20 in Free Bets. 18+. T&Cs apply
£25 Free Bet + 10 Free Spins
If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting, QuinnBet will refund 50% of your losses as a Free Bet up to £25 (min 3 bets) Plus 10 Free Spins on Asgard Warriors. Even if your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet Plus 10 Free Spins provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at the minimum odds. T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only | BeGambleAware.org
Latest racing results
Salisbury
16:00
1stThanks Monica
2ndStar Of Valour
3rdFight For It
Yarmouth
15:55
1stG'Daay
2ndMistrix
3rdFangorn
Beverley
15:40
1stQipao
2ndLiberation Point
3rdReputation
View All Today's Results