Europe win Ascot's Shergar Cup, Telescope beaten at Haydock

Europe win Shergar Cup

French rider Gerald Mosse was leading jockey as Europe won the 2013 Shergar Cup at Ascot.

Mosse led a 1-2-3 on Royal Skies for trainer Mark Johnston in the Classic as his side triumphed with 97 points, ahead of Great Britain & Ireland (61).

Meanwhile, one-time Derby favourite Telescope lost to David Livingston in Haydock's Rose of Lancaster Stakes.

In-form jockey Johnny Murtagh scored by a length on the 15-2 winner, trained by South African Mike de Kock.

Odds-on favourite Telescope, part-owned by ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson as part of a Highclere Racing syndicate, failed to justify odds of 4-9 and finished a head in front of third-placed Noble Mission.

Highclere's racing manager Harry Herbert said: "Ryan [jockey Moore] said he felt a bit lethargic today. There was no gear change, he just stayed on. He lacked the zip that he shows us in a morning.

"We will regroup, but with this horse we are always thinking of next year."

In France, Cirrus Des Aigles could only finish second to Petit Chevalier at Deauville in France.

At Ascot, 46-year-old Mosse claimed the Silver Saddle for top jockey with two second places and a third adding to his victory.

The Rest of The World had to settle for third spot, with 46 points, in the four-team contest despite a vintage ride from Gary Stevens winning the last on the Richard Hannon-trained Annunication.

Stevens pounced late to deny Rosie Napravnik a first win for the 'Girls' team (40 points) with Noble Deed's second the best finish for the female team.

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