08/10/2013 1:15PM

Stevens gets one win as Europeans take Shergar Cup jockey competition


American Hall of Famer Gary Stevens won Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Sprint at Ascot, but it was a three-man team of European-based riders who dominated the day’s Shergar Cup jockey competition.

In the six-race program, European jockeys Ioritz Mendizabal and Gerald Mosse each rode a winner. Their success, combined with two placings by German-based rider Anrasch Starke, gave the Europeans 97 points scored on a 15-10-7-5-3 basis for the first five finishers.

Mosse, of France, was the top individual rider among the 12 jockeys.

The Great Britain-Ireland team of Kieren Fallon, James Doyle, and Kevin Manning was second with 61 points, 15 clear of a Rest of the World team that included Stevens, Brazil’s Joao Moreira, and Japan’s Yasunari Iwata.

The Girls team of American Rosie Napravnik, Lisa Allpress of New Zealand, and Cathy Gannon of Great Britain was fourth with 40 points. Napravnik’s best result was a second on 3-1 favorite Noble Deed in the Shergar Cup Sprint behind Stevens, who rode Annunciation (8-1).

Doyle, Fallon, and Moreira also rode winners. The races, all $46,000 handicaps, were run at distances ranging from five furlongs to two miles.

La Pomme d’Amour repeats in Prix de Pomone

La Pomme d’Amour successfully defended her title in Saturday’s $174,000 Prix de Pomone for fillies and mares over 1 9/16 miles on turf at Deauville, France.

La Pomme d’Amour (9-2) won for the first time since taking the Group 2 Prix de Pomone in 2012. A 5-year-old mare by Peintre Celebre, La Pomme d’Amour is owned by the estate of Guy Reed and trained by Andre Fabre.

On the same program, the multiple Group 1 winner Cirrus des Aigles (9-10 favorite) finished second to Petit Chevalier (8-1) in the Group 3 Prix Gontaut-Biron over 1 1/4 miles. Cirrus des Aigles is winless in three starts this year after winning three stakes in Dubai and France last year.