go for (the) gold

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go for (the) gold

To pursue or attempt to achieve the very best possible outcome or reward from some activity, task, or endeavor. A reference to winning a gold medal at a competition, especially for athletics. You have to go for the gold in every aspect of your business if you want to be successful. John: "I'm off to compete in the pie-eating contest." Doug: "Go for gold!"
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Llewellyn was completing a double following his success earlier on 12-1 shot Historic, and he said: "Apart from one error he jumped impeccably - but he has got to improve to go for the Gold Cup.
"If the horse is all right after the Hennessy, the decision is made, he'll go for the Gold Cup."
It's not impossible he could still go for the Gold Cup, we are still looking at that, but if he can't make it there are other races in the calendar, like the three-mile chase at Aintree."
"The plan is still to go the RSA Chase route, but if he won the Argento by miles, it makes it more tempting to go for the Gold Cup."
Neither price makes any appeal, especially as there is the possibility that he could go for the Gold Cup if Kauto Star and Denman, at the age of 11, don't return for that race next season.
Miko De Beauchene's regular rider Andrew Thornton told At The Races yesterday: "I was speaking to Sally and she's very keen to go for the Gold Cup and give it a crack.
Nothing has been finalised yet, but he's a young and improving horse, and with another year on his back, he might be better equipped to go for the Gold Cup.
He could go for the Gold Cup, or possibly the Hardwicke Stakes."
Clifton added: "We will have a pretty good idea of what's going to go for the Gold Cup before we have to declare for the William Hill Trophy, which would be our second target.
``We want to keep our options open, so we may go for the Gold Cup instead of running against the novices,'' Twiston-Davies said.
Owner David Johnson reports him to be back on track, but he and Pipe now have to decide whether to go for the Gold Cup or opt for the shorter Daily Telegraph race.
Henderson said: "After talking over the choices with Irish Hussar's owners, Christopher and Bridget Hanbury, and also Mick Fitzgerald, we've decided to go for the Gold Cup.
"The long-term aim had always been to go for the Gold Cup next season, not this, as he's still only a six-year-old," Alner said.
I expect he'll go for the Gold Cup and the Scottish National."
Some are already hailing him as another Golden Miller and urging connections to go for the Gold Cup.