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Intuition keeps winning record intact with determined Hawkesbury victory

Mike Hedge

A winter campaign in Brisbane is on the cards for Intuition after the gelding made it three wins from his past three starts in Saturday’s Listed Hawkesbury Rush.

Already the winner of seven races before his latest win, Intuition graduated to Stakes class with a victory that came despite a tardy start and the late challenge of the runner-up Tactical Advantage.

Jockey Rachel King allowed Intuition time to find his feet after the slow getaway and the gelding responded strongly when a gap appeared between the leaders with 100m to run.

The pair then held off the favourite Tactical Advantage and his Godolphin stablemate Badajoz. 

Godolphin raceday operations manager Darren Beadman praised King's ride while she returned the compliment, thanking the stable for sticking by her over the past month while she was recuperating from a race fall. 

"To put me on shows they have trust in me," King said.

"I have to thank them for sticking by me.

"He is a beautiful horse to ride and he was brave. He found his way through the gaps."

Beadman said trainer James Cummings would now look at options including the Brisbane winter carnival for the son of Street Cry.