holy grail

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holy grail

Medtalk A literary way of expressing 'elusive goal'
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Barfield makes a marginal notation of a [gamma] next to the passage that describes how during his quest for the Sangreal, Galahad restores Pellam's health with the blood of Christ, supplied by Joseph of Arimathea.
An example is the following: "This is he by whom the Sangreal shall be achieved, for there sat never none but he, but he were mischieved" (2:168).
The four-year-old son of Arc runner-up Freedom Cry, partnered by Davy Bonilla, had the race under control with a furlong to run and eventually passed the post three lengths clear of Sangreal, the mount of Olivier Peslier.
Trained at Maisons-Laffitte by Guy Cherel and ridden by Davy Bonilla, Califet defeated Ange Gabriel by three lengths, with Sangreal third.
After a two-month layoff, he returned at Deauville last month and was not disgraced when second to Sangreal in the Listed Prix Ridgway.
Kieren Fallon settled the son of Spectrum in third place on the heels of Anabaa Blue and Sangreal, and made his challenge two furlongs out.
The field is completed by the Andr Fabre-trained pair Walking Around and Sangreal, along with King Of Tara from Franois Doumen's stable.
HCeltic Swing sired his second stakes winner, after Celtic Silence in last year's Chesham Stakes, when Sangreal won the Prix Ridgway at Deauville on Saturday.
Fabre and Peslier also landed the Listed Prix Ridgeway with Sangreal, while Peslier rode his 100th winner of the season on Visorhill -his last success of the day.