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Quest For More has come a long way since landing a mile handicap at Windsor off a mark of 68 in the summer of 2013.
Stepped up in trip to middle distances after that, Quest For More began to really find his footing and registered wins over 1m4f at Leicester and Doncaster. A further step up in trip seemed to be the making of him as he recorded a fine second-placed finish in a competitive handicap at York’s Ebor Festival before scoring over 2m at Ascot later that season.
In 2015, he scored at Goodwood and then landed the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle.
A hike in class beckoned and Roger Charlton pitched his star stayer in at the deep end in his next start in the Group 2 Qatar Goodwood Cup. Despite having Ascot Gold Cup winner Trip To Paris in opposition, Quest For More was well-fancied and eventually went off as favourite. He looked a likely winner coming to the furlong pole but was edged out by Big Orange.
Quest For More then ventured to Australia for the Emirates Melbourne Cup. He finished ninth at 80-1, beaten only about four lengths.
This year he landed his first QIPCO British Champions Series race, making all in the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup at York under George Baker.
And he came within a nose of following up in the 250th Doncaster Cup soon after, being collared on the line by Sheikhzayedroad. Then came a superb success in the Prix du Cadran at Longchamp and then, just a fortnight later, another second to Sheikhzayedroad in the Group Two QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot on Champions Day.
Trainer Roger Charlton said: “I’m really, really proud of him because he’s so consistent. To think these two horses were separated by inches at Doncaster, and a few feet today – it’s consistent.
“He’s had lots of hard races and it’s quite tough to bring them back after a fortnight. You can only be pleased and arguably this was his best run ever – the horses behind him were better than in the previous races.
“When you think he started life on a handicap mark of 68, there’s been a little bit of improvement. I hope he’ll go to the Dubai World Cup meeting in March.”
Quest For More did indeed begin his 2017 campaign at Meydan but the rain-softyened ground was not ideal for him and he finished ninth to Vazirabad in the Dubai Gold Cup.
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