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Dettori favourite for Shergar prize

Thu, 09 August 2012

Frankie Dettori is favourite to be leading rider at this weekend's Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup following the draw for the Ascot competition.

Ladbrokes make Dettori, who will captain Team Europe, the 4-1 market leader for the Silver Saddle in what will be the 12th staging of the unique event, which is set to attract a huge crowd and features an after-racing 80s revival concert.

Team GB and Ireland, which will comprise of Kieren Fallon, Johnny Murtagh and James Doyle, are the 7-4 favourites to take the team prize.

David Williams of Ladbrokes said: "We hope the latest tweaks to the Shergar Cup will help sustain and elevate interest in it as a betting event.

"With a great weather forecast and the country in the grips of Olympic fever we're looking forward to a fantastic day at Ascot."

Chantal Sutherland, Hayley Turner and Emma-Jayne Wilson - three of the most successful female jockeys of all time - form the first all-female team in the history of the competition.

Turner has four previous Shergar Cup wins to her name and William Hill offer 11-4 for any of the girls to secure the Silver Saddle award.