True Self Pointed to International Campaign


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Trainer Willie Mullins's True Self (Ire) (Oscar {Ire}), who ran a brave third in the G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup at The Curragh on May 23, is eyeing international targets. Owned by Three Mile House and OTI Partnership, the mare sports wins under both codes, and has captured the 2019 and 2020 editions of the G3 Queen Elizabeth S. at Flemington. A winner of the Neom Turf Cup at Riyadh on Feb. 20, she will resume later in the summer and is targeting the GI Mister D S., formerly the Arlington Million, as well as the G1 Cox Plate.

“She's a remarkable mare,” said OTI Racing CEO Terry Henderson to Racing Pulse. “She'll arrive back over here in Australia as a 9-year-old and she just seems to be getting better with age.

“We'll most likely take her to a race in America like the Arlington Million and then we will come across here for the spring, where she may be more aimed at the Cox Plate. So, hopefully, those lovely people at Moonee Valley might send her an invitation.”

“We've got no reason to change what we normally do,” he added regarding the new strict entry regulations for Northern Hemisphere horses competing in Australia recently announced by Racing Victoria. “If we can't get past the Racing Victoria regulations with her [True Self], we'd simply go to the Breeders Cup in America and she'd be a very good bet in that 2000-metre mares' race. However, she's a very sound mare and we have no reason to suggest that she won't pass Racing Victoria's regulations.”

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