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Shergar Cup, Racing League and Sunday Series feature in another busy week

The Shergar Cup returns at Ascot on Saturday
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Grade 2-winning hurdler Peregrine Run is in action at Cork as Peter Fahey's 11-year-old looks to follow up a win on the Flat at Leopardstown last month in the 3m hurdle (4.55).

Elsewhere in Ireland, there is a Flat meeting at Naas. All-weather offerings come from Kempton and Newcastle in Britain with Ripon, Windsor and Carlisle's all-female jockeys' meeting completing a busy start to the week.

Grade 2 winner Peregrine Run runs at Cork on Monday


Attention turns to France as Deauville stages a stellar card including three Group 3s, a Listed race and the feature Group 1 Prix Rothschild (2.00)

Aidan O'Brien will be hoping 1,000 Guineas winner Mother Earth can get back to winning ways after the form of her third in the Coronation Stakes and second in the Falmouth was boosted significantly by Alcohol Free and Lady Bowthorpe's Group 1 wins at Glorious Goodwood.

Meanwhile, Joseph O'Brien will aim for a more modest target as his Grade 3-winning hurdler Cerberus looks to make it third time lucky over fences in the beginners chase at Roscommon (6.40) for owner JP McManus.

Catterick, Chelmsford and Ffos Las offer a wide range of options for British racegoers in the afternoon, with Nottingham and Lingfield hosting evening meetings.


Brighton's three-day meeting gets under way with a seven-race card including the feature Brighton Mile Challenge Trophy (4.10).

Other afternoon meetings come from Bath and Pontefract with Kempton and Yarmouth rounding off the day with some evening action. In Ireland, Sligo hosts a seven-race card on the Flat.


Newmarket Red top the Racing League standings as the action heads to Yorkshire for week two of the inaugural competition. Doncaster takes its turn hosting the evening six-race card of £50,000 handicaps.

The Racing League heads to Doncaster for week two

Before the action at Doncaster gets under way, there are afternoon meetings at Brighton, Redcar and Yarmouth.

Sandown will hope for better luck with their evening meeting after last week's fixture was ended prematurely due to unsafe conditions caused by unprecedented heavy rain.

In Ireland, there are two evening meetings with Leopardstown on the Flat and Sligo over jumps.


Zabeel Champion has a perfect 3-3 record at Newmarket and could look to add to his impressive tally in the feature £25,000 handicap (6.38).

The other evening action comes from Haydock, following afternoon meetings at Musselburgh, Thirsk and the third and final day at Brighton.


The Shergar Cup returns to Ascot after the 2020 edition was forced to be cancelled due to Covid.

The six handicaps, worth £42,000 each in prize-money, all have different classifications with teams of jockeys competing for points to land the trophy.

Two-time winner Hayley Turner is confirmed to be attempting to add to her successes with the Girls team in 2015 and 2018.

Hayley Turner (right) is a two-time winner of the Shergar Cup

There is also Group 3 action at Haydock with the £80,000 Rose of Lancaster Stakes (4.10) run over 1m2½f for three-year-olds and older.

Newmarket also hosts Group 3 action as some of the best two-year-old fillies meet in the Sweet Solera Stakes (2.50). Mark Johnston and Richard Hannon have been responsible for five of the last seven winners in the £60,000 7f contest.

Irish racing comes from Cork with evening meetings at Ayr and Lingfield capping off a quality day's racing.


The second instalment of the Sky Bet Sunday Series comes from Haydock. A peak audience of 244,000 watched the first Sunday Series meeting at Musselburgh and the cameras head to the north west for the second day of the initiative.

Edward Cornelius was the first winner of the inaugural Sky Bet Sunday Series at Musselburgh

The Curragh stages a high-class card headlined by the Group 1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (4.10) with other meetings at Leicester and Windsor.

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The Shergar Cup returns to Ascot after the 2020 edition was forced to be cancelled due to Covid

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