Au Coeur was one of two purchases from the September 2017 Racing in Dubai sale. He’s only a medium sized sort, but very muscular and well put together, and has proved an absolute bargain at just 45,000 AED (around $12,000).

He was previously trained in France by Andre Fabre and ran just 3 times, where he showed fair ability in maidens.

However he stepped up instantly switched to dirt in the UAE, shedding his maiden tag on his first ever race for us at Jebel Ali on November 15th 2017. He also finished runner-up on his next 2 starts in handicaps, before again twice going close in similar company. 

After a well deserved summer off, Au Coeur returned with another valiant effort, finishing third over 1m again at Jebel Ali. He then dropped back to 7f for his next start in November, his first on the straight track and he ran out an impressive 4-length winner, putting him up to an official mark of 85, whilst he was given an RPR of 95.

Au Coeur always wears his heart on his sleeve (aptly named, given the French translation of his name is ‘of the heart’) and has proved a fantastic syndicate horse. He was being aimed down the Jebel Ali Mile path but after a tough campaign for us we decided it best to back off and give him a break. Now fully recovered we are looking to sell to realise a profit for the group of owners.


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