ST MORITZ - Olympic bronze medallist Lara Gut of Switzerland capitalised on a mistake by in-form American Lindsey Vonn to claim a rare home victory in Saturday's downhill race in St Moritz. The 23-year-old Gut, an eight-year veteran of the World Cup circuit, timed 1min 43.82sec down the 2.8-kilometre-long course that featured a vertical drop of 705 metres, with Austria's Anna Fenninger in second at 0.32sec. Hungary's Edit Miklos was the long-time early leader, the Romanian-born, Austria-based racer clocking 1:44.40 after starting second in brilliant sunshine with the temperature at -10 degrees C. She eventually finished third. Gut made up for a slow start by blasting down the bottom half of the Engiadina course, where icy conditions caught many racers out, for her 12th World Cup victory.–AFP