Tuesday 21 November 2017

Berry picked for Shergar duty

Fran Berry. Photo: Paul Mohan / Sportsfile
Fran Berry. Photo: Paul Mohan / Sportsfile

Fran Berry and Alan Munro have been named as the final two riders to compete in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot on Saturday.

Officials were left searching for replacement jockeys after the likes of Ryan Moore, Kieren Fallon and Frankie Dettori pulled out of the meeting earlier in the week, but the teams have now been finalised.

Hayley Turner, riding in her fourth Shergar Cup, will captain the Great Britain squad and is joined by Jim Crowley and Munro.

Richard Hughes, twice winner of the Shergar Cup Silver Saddle, was drafted in as captain of the Irish team following Fallon's defection and he is accompanied by Pat Smullen and John Oxx's stable jockey Fran Berry.

King George-winning jockey Olivier Peslier captains the European hopes and will have Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon and Italian Umberto Rispoli on his side.

The jockeys for the fourth and final team, the Rest Of The World, are South Africa's Anton Marcus (captain), Japanese rider Yasunari Iwata and Australian Luke Nolen.

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