Quest For More powers to impressive Lonsdale win
Quest For More scored for trainer Roger Charlton
PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER Quest For More soars to impressive Lonsdale win By Alex Wiltshire 2:39PM 19 AUG 2016
Report: York, Friday
Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup (Group 2), 2m½f, 3yo+
GEORGE BAKER gave well-backed 9-2 chance Quest For More a superb front-running ride to land the Lonsdale Cup for trainer Roger Charlton.
Pallasator gave his all in second, whilst Wicklow Brave looked threatening in the closing stages, but his challenge fizzled out to finish third.
As the light rain continued to fall on the Knavesmire, the six-year-old was allowed to create a significant lead despite a moderate early pace.
The race exploded inside the final few furlongs as the pace quickened and the Willie Mullins-trained Wicklow Brave moved strongly in the slipstream of Quest For More, looking the most likely winner.
However, Quest For More found more, while Wicklow Brave's effort flattened out, and he won going away by three and a half lengths from Pallasator who kept on well in second.
Available at 7-1 half an hour before the race, the money came for Quest For More as he was sent off a 9-2 shot.
More to follow . . .