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Archives Wins Gr3 Telstra Phonewords Stakes
At Moonee Valley in Melbourne, Darley's three-time Gr1-winning shuttler Helmet (Exceed and Excel-Accessories, by Singspiel) added a Group success 3YO colt Archives (Helmet-Preserve, by Canny Lad) scored by 0.1 length for trainer John O'Shea in the $150,000 Gr3 Telstra Phonewords Stakes (1200m) for 3YOs, over 3YO gelding Crafted (Starcraft-Villa Lante, by Filante) & fellow 3YO colt Big John Cannon (High Chaparral-Kurylenko, by Exceed and Excel). A homebred for Godolphin, Archives improved his record to 2 wins (including the Listed Hampden Stakes) and 2 placings (including the Gr2 VRC Danehill Stakes) from 5 starts for $202,850 earnings. From the Gr1-winning mare Preserve (Canny Lad), Archives is a three-quarter brother to dual Gr3 winner Safeguard and hails from the family of Gr1 Golden Rose winner and sire Denman.