Randwick Results – 2011 AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes Winner Is Helmet

April 9th, 2011

Helmet

Helmet wins the Group 1 Inglis Sires Produce Stakes

The second Group 1 of the day has been won by Peter Snowden’s Helmet in the $500,000 AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes.

Helmet won the 2011 Sires’ Produce Stakes by half a length ahead of Uate, who finished in second and Pane In The Glass, who passed the post in third.

The two-year-old Exceed And Excel colt has now won his last three starts and has not once finished outside the placings.

Race favourite Elite Falls produced a disappointing run after not being held up for a run down the home straight.

Peter Snowden was overjoyed with Helmet’s winning performance in the 2011 Sires’ Produce Stakes.

“That’s a huge effort. He’s had a really stop start preparation,” Snowden said.

“He presented well and he behaved himself really well and Kerrin (McEvoy) rode him well.

“To his credit he hung in there and held out on the line and I’m very happy with his efforts.”

Helmet will now be sent to the Group 1 Champagne Stakes at Randwick Racecourse on April 23, 2011.

“If he gets a mile in the Champagne (AJC Champagne Stakes) you’d have to think he’s a Caulfield Guineas horse,” Snowden said.

Kerrin McEvoy, who rode Helmet to victory in the race, feels that the best of Helmet is still to come.

“He’s got good ability, he’s just a larrikin,” McEvoy said.

“He’s got lots of potential there and he’s only half trying.”

Asked why Helmet hasn’t yet reached his full potential, McEvoy put it down to his state of mind.

“I think because he does it so easily he switches off a little bit,” he said.

“He’s a nice horse that’s going to go further.”