2016 Helmet X Approach Me Filly
1 year old Chestnut Filly
Sire: Helmet Dam: Approach Me
Cracking Chestnut Vobis Gold Filly by
When THUNDER SNOW raced away to a dominant victory in the recent Dubai World Cup it put the spotlight on his sire HELMET, the triple Group One winning son of EXCEED AND EXCEL who has made such an encouraging start to his stud career.
With his oldest progeny just four, HELMET has been well represented by seven stakes winners – THUNDER SNOW, successful at the elite level on three occasions (also winning two of France's biggest races, the Prix Jean Prat and the Criterium International) whilst ARCHIVES and LIMESTONE are both G3 winners.
Another three of HELMET ‘s progeny have won Listed races in Europe whilst a further seven are stakes placed and another 20 are metropolitan winners.
An outstanding racehorse who won six of his 13 starts, HELMET was one of the best 2YO’s of his year - not contesting the Golden Slipper but taking out the other two legs of the Sydney juvenile Triple Crown - the G1 Sires Produce Stakes and the G1 Champagne Stakes.
Just as good at three, HELMET won the time honoured Caulfield Guineas [G1] before a gallant close up eighth taking on the older horses in the W.S Cox Plate. He retired to stud the winner of over $1.6 million in Stakes.
By one of the breed-shaping Danehill's best sons EXCEED AND EXCEL (dual G1 winning sire of 142 stakes winners), HELMET is out of the prolific Singspiel mare Accessories whose first four foals to race are all stakes winners; the other three being the two times G1 winner EPAULETTE and the G3 gallopers PEARLS and BULLBARS.
Hailing from an outstanding European family, HELMET has sired 19 winners - including the stakes winner TAAMOL - line-bred to the legendary Sadler's Wells, as is current European star ENABLE... and this filly who boasts three strains via IN THE WINGS, GALILEO and SCENIC.
This filly is the first foal for the lightly raced Mornington sprint winner Approach Me, daughter of the champion NEW APPROACH (high class sire of 36 stakes winners including six G1 winners) whose five G1 victories included the Epsom Derby and the Champion Stakes.
It is still very early days for NEW APPROACH as a broodmare sire but of course his sire GALILEO is one of the greats - his daughters to date producing 97 stakes winners, 19 of whom are G1 winners.
Approach Me is a daughter of the Listed winning Stravinsky mare Kirvinsky, dam of the city winner Miss Vixen and half-sister to the Listed winner Kalamata (in turn dam of the G3 sprinter STIRLING GROVE) and to the dam of Gr.1 miler Hucklebuck.
Kirvinsky's grandam is the G1 mare ACHUSHLA MARIE and this is a prolific black type family whose members also include the stakes winners CLOVELLY BAY, YANNA MARIE, SHOT SILK, KNEE HIGH, HIGH VALUE, HIGH PLAY, CHARLESTOWN, SWIFTLY ROMAN, OLD SALT, IRONBARK and ROX OF PAY.
Bred by Cindy herself, she is retaining 50% because this filly is a cracking type.
SALE - $2750 per 5% SHARE
(Price includes Super Vobis, Vobis Gold, Breaking and Agistment to 31st July 2017)
Monthly fees approximately $185 per month
TRAINED AT CRANBOURNE
BY CINDY ALDERSON