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Intuitu to contest Listed event at Toulouse

Intuitu, one of our most recent acquisitions, has been declared to run in the Listed Derby du Languedoc at Toulouse over 2400m on Tuesday (2:12am Wednesday AEST).

The son of Almanzor has shown a great deal of ability in his four career starts to date, yet to finish outside of the placings. His last two starts against quality opposition have given trainer Jean-Claude Rouget the confidence to start him at Listed level.

Two of Intuitu’s most recent runs in France.

The colt is expected to run another strong race despite the jump in class, and the rise in distance to 2400m looks to be in his favour. Should Intuitu show himself to be competitive once again, it should set him up to start in the stallion making Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris on July 14.

See all race details and the full field here.

Good to luck to new connections, and our partners overseas!

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OTI Gazette | Issue 74

In this edition of the OTI Gazette, we have a chat to Lisa Coffey, founder and director of Racing Hearts, an off the track business which also offers equine assisted therapy.

We discuss the famous Royal Ascot Carnival and our runners, recap recent news, look at our winners, upcoming runners and update you on an exciting three-year-old who is ready to race, Glens Top Cat.

All that & much more!

A CHAT WITH LISA COFFEY

” At Racing Hearts we also retrain retired racehorses to find them excellent homes when they complete some further education and training. We tend to focus more on the horses that are more difficult to rehome, for example older horses, horses that are perhaps not pretty enough for the show ring, horses with previous injuries and horses that are simply not athletic enough for higher level equestrian disciplines.”


THE FAMOUS ROYAL ASCOT CARNIVAL

“However, the important action was on the track where patrons were treated to a feast. For us Australians, Nature Strip, Chris Waller and James McDonald made us feel very proud in witnessing the great win. Although there were far more valuable races for the horse at home, the impact of the win helped reinforce Australia’s position as the preeminent breeder of sprinters.”

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Funambulist to tackle Stayer’s Cup

Rising stayer Funambulist, a 4yo gelding by New Bay in training with Annabel Neasham, is likely to start in the Stayer’s Cup over 2600m at Randwick on Saturday.

Since coming to Australia earlier this year, he has not been out of the first two in any of his five starts. After finishing 2nd four times, a few wondered whether he was a ‘bridesmaid’ like fan favourite and OTI horse Tom Melbourne, but he’s quashed that theory by winning twice at his last three outings.

Funambulist winning over 2600m at Gosford on June 9, 2022.

Although the gelding faces a significant jump in grade, the claim of Ellen Hennessy means he will carry just 49kgs. He is a fit, happy horse who is proven at the distance, so we’re very excited to see how he acquits himself in Saturday class.

See all details and the full field here.

Best of luck to our connections!

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