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Helmet Wins Gr1 Champagne Stakes

Wednesday, 27th April 2011

Darley stallion & former Australian champion 1st-season sire Exceed And Excel (Danehill-Patrona, by Lomond) added a juvenile Gr1 triumph when favoured colt Helmet (Exceed And Excel-Accessories, by Singspiel) notched his 4th successive win & 2nd successive Gr1 victory in a fortnight with a 1-length margin in the $400,000 Gr1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) for 2YOs at Randwick. Helmet (ridden by Kerrin McEvoy for trainer Peter Snowden) defeated the fillies Pane In The Glass (Testa Rossa-Lyrics, by Bluebird) & Fast And Sexy (Fastnet Rock-She's Alluring, by Lure). Helmet now has 4 wins (also including last start's Gr1 Inglis Sires Produce Stakes over 1400m at Randwick on April 9) & a placing from 5 starts for $677,300 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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