RYEDALE trainer John Quinn is eyeing Group 1 targets with Liberty Beach after winning the Markel Insurance Molecomb Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

Having followed up a debut victory at Redcar with success in the Hilary Needler at Beverley, John Quinn's filly finished fourth in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot before bouncing back to winning ways with a dominant display in the Dragon Stakes at Sandown in early July.

Stepping back up in class for this five-furlong Group 3, the daughter of Cable Bay was the 11-8 favourite in the hands of Jason Hart - but her supporters were made to sweat before eventually collecting their cash.

Quinn said: "One could say she didn't get the best passage through. I think some of the horses coming back got in her way, but she showed once again acceleration that is special.

"She nearly ran her race to get there (the front), and there was nothing Jason could do about it. But once she got out of it, she goes, and he couldn't pull her up - which is a good sign."

Liberty Beach could step up to six furlongs for the first time in the Prix Morny at Deauville, a race Quinn won five years ago with The Wow Signal.

"I put her in the Morny this morning, because I felt this morning she was good enough, but she had to do it this afternoon," the trainer added.

"She is in the Lowther (at York), and the Morny is the same weekend, so we shall see. I like the Morny. It's a Group 1 we have been lucky in with The Wow Signal, and this is a high-class filly.

"In my mind it's the Lowther or the Morny, the Prix d l'Abbaye and then the Breeders' Cup. You need tactical speed to be competitive in America, and she has loads of that."

Timoshenko made the perfect return to action after almost a year off to win the Unibet Goodwood Handicap.

Sir Ron Priestley (6-1) continued what has been a profitable campaign in the Unibet Handicap.

The Mark Johnston-trained Australia colt had bounced back from defeat at Royal Ascot to win at Haydock, and stuck on his game fashion to claim this mile and a half contest by a neck.

He was cut to 16-1 from 33-1 for the St Leger by sponsors Ladbrokes, while Betfair went 25-1 from 50-1.

Johnston - recording his 49th winner of July - said: "It was a very frustrating day on Tuesday with three seconds, beaten by short margins. It is great to get back on the scoresheet."

Too Darn Hot sealed his resurgence with victory in the Qatar Sussex Stakes.

Frankie Dettori continued his brilliant season with a confident ride on the John Gosden-trained three-year-old, who was sent off the even-money favourite for the mile prize.