QUEST FOR PEACE won a Group 3 event over 1m4f here earlier this month when beating Dandino with Berling well behind. The Melbourne Cup is on the agenda for Luca Cumani's colt if he stays today's longer trip and he's fancied to do so getting a good tow round from the committed front-runner Harris Tweed. The latter is proven over today's trip and won't be easy to get past as collateral form gives him the beating of recent Goodwood Cup fourth Electrolyser. The much-travelled Alandi was a high-class stayer for John Oxx before racing in Australia but is having his first start for nearly a year on his debut for another new yard.
Harris Tweed 2-1fav (9-2) Led at good pace, clear 4f out until 3f out, ridden and headed entering final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 11l behind Fiorente (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) sft in Jul.
Quest For Peace (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Made all, set steady pace, pushed along and quickened over 2f out, clear when edged left inside final furlong, stayed on well, unchallenged, won at Goodwood 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gd beating Dandino (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Electrolyser (IRE) 66-1 (9-7) Chased leader and clear of rest, led 4f out, ridden and headed entering final 2f, chased winner until final 120 yards, no extra in 4th closing stages, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Saddler's Rock (9-7) at Goodwood 2m Grp 2 (1) gd.
Alandi (IRE) (9-4) last of 14, 15l behind Littorio (9-4) at Flemington(AUS) 1m Grp 2 (1) gs in Sep.
Berling (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Held up tracking leading trio, steady headway 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 7l behind Quest For Peace (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gd.
Dandino 13-2 (9-0) Held up in 5th, headway on inside over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd 1f out, stayed on same pace and no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Quest For Peace (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gd.
First Avenue 10-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, plugged on final furlong, never involved, 8th of 11, 8l behind Ramona Chase (8-12) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.