DEAN IVORY has entered both Tropics and Stake Acclaim in the Shergar Cup Dash over 5f at Ascot this Saturday and both are 8/1 shots.
The brainchild of Robert Sangster, the Shergar Cup is a team event comprising four teams of jockeys – GB and Ireland, Europe, The Rest of the World and The Girls.
Tropics will be ridden by Jamie Spencer, representing GB & Ireland while Emma-Jayne Watson will be riding Stake Acclaim for The Girls.
Dean’s two horses are coming into the race with very different profiles. Nine-year-old Tropics, former dual runner-up in the July Cup over 6f missed the whole of last year, has had two runs this season but is now rated 100 (once rated 115).
Stake Acclaim, a 5yo son of Acclamation, won earlier this year at Windsor, is rated 97 and was prominent for five furlongs in the Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood last Saturday.
Last year, the stable’s Kadrizzi won the Shergar Cup Sprint, so Harper Lodge Farm would love to follow up with another win, be it Tropics or Stake Acclaim!