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English stayer Quest For Peace will race in Australia as My Quest For Peace

October 2, 2012

Melbourne Cup contender Quest For Peace will race in Australia as My Quest For Peace.

The small but significant name change is the result of a clash with a Peter Moody two-year-old filly, also named Quest For Peace.

Moody’s filly, by Hard Spun, is entered to make her debut in the first juvenile race of the season at Flemington on Saturday.

My Quest For Peace, owned by Simon O’Donnell and Terry Henderson’s OTI Racing, is one of four horses Luca Cumani has brought to Australia in what is shaping as his strongest team yet.

He also has current Melbourne Cup favourite Mount Athos, Cox Plate contender Afsare and another OTI galloper in Ibicenco.

OTI Racing is also represented by John Gosden’s Gatewood as well as Prairie Star, now trained by Danny O’Brien, with Henderson telling the Herald Sun he was happy with how his horses had coped with the arduous, 40-hour trip.

My Quest For Peace started his career at Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle stables before he was bought by OTI Racing.

He has raced 11 times for five wins and three placings, including wins in the Group 3 Cumberland Lodge Stakes (1m 4f/a2400m), the Group 3 Glorious Stakes (1m 4f/a2400m) and the Listed March Stakes (1m 6f/a2800m).

He will contest the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups this spring, with a decision to be made following the Cups as to whether he remains in Australia.

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