08/08/2013 1:18PM

Napravnik, Stevens to compete in Ascot’s Shergar Cup


American stars Rosie Napravnik and Gary Stevens are among 12 riders from around the world competing in Saturday’s Shergar Cup at Ascot Racecourse in England.

The six-race event features four teams of three riders – a Girls team, and riders representing Europe, Great Britain and Ireland, and a Rest of the World team.

Stevens is part of the Rest of the World team with Joao Moreira of Brazil and Yasunari Iwata of Japan, while Napravnik is on the Girls team with Lisa Allpress of New Zealand and Cathy Gannon of Great Britain.

The British and Irish team includes Kieren Fallon, James Doyle, and Kevin Manning, while the European team consists of Ioritz Mendizabal, Gerald Mosse, and Andrasch Starke.

The six races, all $46,000 handicaps, are run over distances from five furlongs to two miles and will have 10 runners. Each rider has five mounts, and a points tabulation determines the winning team.

* In France, the 5-year-old La Pomme d’Amour can defend her title in Saturday’s $174,000 Prix de Pomone for fillies and mares over 1 9/16 miles on turf.

The field of 10 also includes Ferevia, who was third in the Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary at Longchamp in May, and Emirates Queen, who won the Group 2 Lancashire Oaks in England on July 6.