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Quest For More can be a huge success in Goodwood Cup

By Anita Chambers

Quest For More can make the switch from handicap winner to Group Two victor with aplomb in the Qatar Goodwood Cup, the highlight on day three of the Glorious meeting.

To call Roger Charlton's charge merely a handicap winner is perhaps a disservice to him as his most recent success came in one of the most keenly-contested staying events of the season, the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle.

The two-mile heat is a classy affair nowadays with 2005 winner Sergeant Cecil memorably building on his win to eventually claim Group One gold in France.

While Quest For More has some way to go to match that achievement, his length-and-a-quarter triumph at Newcastle off a mark of 104 certainly suggested he could be capable of making his mark at this kind of level and his subsequent 5lb rise puts him in the mix on the ratings.

Another positive for the five-year-old is that he won over a mile and six furlongs at Goodwood earlier in the campaign, so the Downs will hold few surprises for him when it could catch out of a couple of his rivals.

He has a bit to find on the bare numbers with the likes of Big Orange but as a relatively unexposed guaranteed stayer, Quest For More is worth a shout at what could be a decent price.

Air Force Blue turned in a fine performance when second at Royal Ascot and he can enjoy his day in the sun in the Qatar Richmond Stakes.

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