OTI Racing’s Irish-bred Au Revoir pleased his connections with his fourth in the Group 2 Prix Foy at Longchamp in France on Sunday night (AEST).

OTI’s Terry Henderson told Racing Network on Monday the horse, who holds a nomination for both the Caulfield Cup (51kg) and the Melbourne Cup, was far from disgraced.

“He was beaten at level weights by three Group 1 winners, so it’s fair to say he ran within a length of his best form,” Henderson said.

The four-year-old by Singspiel is in the stable of legendary French trainer Andre Fabre, and Henderson said he would discuss with Fabre in the next few days the best options for the horse.

“My gut feeling is we'll bring him out for the spring,” Henderson said.

“There are also some races (in the northern hemisphere) that would suit him, like the Canadian International.

"He’s on the quarantine list for the second plane out here but he’s right down the list, so he may not get on the plane,” Henderson said.

In other OTI news, the group has just purchased a lightly raced, exciting three-year-old called Tall Ship.

By Sea the Stars out of a mare called Magical Romance, who sold for a world-record £4.6 million ($A8.3m), Tall Ship is not a cups horse this spring, but he will come to Australia this year.

“He’s on the quarantine list but again he’s down the list to get on the plane.

"If we can get him here he’ll run in a race like the (Carnival Handicap) on Cup day over 2800 metres,” he said.

Tall Ship will go to the stables of Darren Weir when he gets here.

“I was thinking he will probably be the first Sea the Stars horse to come to Australia,” Henderson added.