Quest For More beats Pallasator and Wicklow Brave in the Lonsdale Cup at York Image by

Quest For More beats Pallasator and Wicklow Brave in the Lonsdale Cup at York
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Quest For More heads the British challenge for Group One honours in the Qatar Prix du Cadran at Chantilly on Saturday.

Roger Charlton’s six-year-old won the Lonsdale Cup at York in August and was just touched off by Sheikhzayedroad in the Doncaster Cup three weeks ago.

Burmese, who was fourth in the Group Two on Town Moor, represents Marcus Tregoning, while Hughie Morrison sends over Nearly Caught, a dual Deauville winner this summer.

Sir Mark Prescott’s Amour De Nuit and Seamus Durack’s Cayirli complete the five-strong British raid on the stayers’ prize.

Amour De Nuit’s rider Luke Morris is hopeful of a good run from the four-year-old.

“He won his first race of the year (at Chelmsford in May) really well beating the likes of Nearly Caught, who’s gone on to do really well in France this year,” he told At The Races.

“It looks a strong race, but hopefully he can put up a solid performance. He stays well and the two-mile-four won’t be an issue to him.”

However, they all face a tough opponent in Alain de Royer-Dupre’s Vazirabad, who leads the home brigade in a field of 12.

The only withdrawal at the final declaration stage was Trip To Paris.

Arthenus is an interesting runner in the Qatar Prix Dollar. James Fanshawe’s former handicapper showed he was up to Pattern standard when chasing home New Bay in a Group Three heat at Deauville in August before winning a Listed race at Saint-Cloud.

The four-year-old has Prix du Jockey Club runner-up Zarak and the William Haggas-trained Yorker among his eight rivals in the 10-furlong feature.

Morrison saddles Marmelo, the only British runner among a field of six in the Qatar Prix Chaudenay, while Dermot Weld’s Almela goes for the Qatar Prix de Royallieu and Jim Bolger has the Godolphin-owned Moonlight Magic in the Qatar Prix Daniel Wildenstein.